Stephen M. Avery, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

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University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, 2-307 CMS
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-5631
B.S (Physics)
Millersville University, 1994.
M.S. (Experimental Nuclear Physics)
Hampton University, 1997.
Ph.D. (Experimental Nuclear Physics)
Hampton University, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)
Quality assurance and safety in proton therapy treatment delivery.
Medical Physics Education

Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical Physicist for external beam at PCAM
Linear Accelerator/Proton QA and calibration
Patient QA for Proton Therapy
Hospital physicist as needed at affiliated hospitals

Description of Other Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion of under-represented groups in Medical Physics

Selected Publications

Nanda Govi, Paul Gueye, Stephen Avery: Application of MAGAT polymer gel dosimeter in breast balloon brachytherapy. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 444(1): 012103, June 2013.

Elaine Sayler, Derek Dolney, Stephen Avery, Cameron Koch: Shielding Considerations for the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) Health Physics Journal 104(5): 471-480, May 2013.

Wei Zou, Ricardo Betancourt, Lingshu Yin, James Metz, Stephen Avery, Alireza Kassaee: Effects on the photon beam from an electromagnetic array used for patient localization and tumor tracking. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 14(3): 4138, January 2013.

Jay F. Dorsey, Lova Sun, Daniel Y. Joh, Alon Witztum, Ajlan Al Zaki, Gary D. Kao, Michelle Alonso‚ÄźBasanta, Stephen Avery, Andrew Tsourkas, and Stephen M. Hahn: Gold Nanoparticles in Radiation Research: Potential Theranostic Applications. Translational Cancer Research 2(4): 280-291, August 2013.

Polf J, Mackin D, Lee E, Avery S, Beddar S: Detecting prompt gamma emission during proton therapy: the effects of detector size and distance from the patient. Phys. Med. Biol. 59(9): 2325-40, April 2014.

Jennifer B. Smilowitz, Stephen Avery, Paul Gueye, George Sandison: Report on the American Association of Medical Physics Undergraduate Fellowship Programs. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 14(1): 289-298, September 2012.

S. Avery, C. Freeman, K. Shahnazi: Initial study of 3D dose verification of multi-field proton therapy treatment along match line with polymer gel detectors. Journal of Physics:Conference Series 250(1): 012033, December 2010.

Cengel KA, Diffenderfer ES, Avery S, Kennedy AR, McDonough J : Using electron beam radiation to simulate the dose distribution for whole body solar particle event proton exposure. RADIATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOPHYSICS 49(4): 715-721, Nov 2010.

J. H. Ware, J. Sanzari, S. Avery, C. Sayers, G. Krigsfeld, M. Nuth, X. S. Wan, A. Rusekb and A. R. Kennedy: Effects of Proton Radiation Dose, Dose Rate and Dose Fractionation on Hematopoietic Cells in Mice. Radiation Research(174), 325-330, Sept 2010.

Christine E. Hill-Kayser, M.D.,Stephen Avery Ph.D.,Paul James C.M.D., Carmen F. Mesina M.S.,Joseph S. Friedberg M.D.,Keith Cengel M.D., Ph.D, Lilie L. Lin M.D.,Stephen M. Hahn M.D.,Ramesh Rengan M.D., Ph.D. : Hemithoracic Radiotherapy after Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Dosimetric Comparison of Two Well-Described Techniques Journal of Thoracic Oncology 4(11): 1431-7, November 2009.

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