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Robert Rodgers

  • Interim co-Director ,URI Medical Physics Program
  • Phone: 401.444.2150
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  • Office Location: Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02903


2016-present: Associate Chief Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital
2016-present: Teaching Associate in Radiation Oncology, Warren Alpert Medical School
2013-2014: Deputy Director, Radiation Oncology, David Grant Medical Center
2010-2013: Air Force Surgeon General’s Chief Military Consultant for Medical Physics
2010-2012: Deputy Chief, Radiology, David Grant Medical Center
2010-2016: Chief Medical Physicist, David Grant Medical Center
2008-2010: Chief, Radiological Programs, Air Force Medical Support Agency
2005-2008: Deputy Chief, Health Physics Division, Air Force Medical Operations Agency


Clinical Radiation Safety
Medical Imaging Applications in Radiation Therapy
Lean Processes and the Clinic


2005: M.S. in Medical Physics, U. Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

1998: Diagnostic Medical Physics Fellow, Air Force Institute of Technology

1993: M.S. in Health Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

1992: M.S. in Physics, U. of Alabama in Huntsville

1990: B.S. in Optical Science, U. of Alabama in Huntsville


Rodgers R. Electron Conformal Radiotherapy for Post-Mastectomy Irradiation: A Bolus-Free, Multi-Energy, Multi-Segmented Field Algorithm (thesis), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2005.

Cullom SJ, Rodgers RA, Folks RD, Garcia EV. Compensation for Crosstalk in Simultaneously Acquired Tl-201 and In-111-Antimyosin Cardiac SPECT Images, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Issue 5, Vol 35 supplement, 1994.

Rodgers R. Absolute Efficiency and Polarization Properties of a Diffraction Grating (thesis), University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1992.

Awards and Honors:

2005: Air Force Medical Physicist of the Year


2004: American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics
2001: American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Safety & Protection
2001: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Medical Physics
2000: American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine Physics & Instrumentation
2000: American Board of Radiology, Nuclear Medical Physics

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