Joann I. Prisciandaro, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Director of Medical Physics Residency Program
Joann Prisciandaro, PhD, FAAPM:
Director of Medical Physics Residency Program
Dr. Prisciandaro received her Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at Michigan State University in 2001. Following graduation, she worked as a research fellow in the department of Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In October of 2004, Dr. Prisciandaro joined the clinical faculty at the University of Michigan. She obtained her certification in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics in 2006 through the American Board of Radiology (ABR). Her main clinical focus is brachytherapy, and she heads our brachytherapy program. Dr. Prisciandaro also has a strong interest in education. At present, she teaches medical physics in our department to radiation therapy technology students, radiation oncology residents, and clinical physics residents, and is the director of the department’s medical physics residency program. She is a member of the Department of Radiation Oncology Variance Committee, the University of Michigan's Radiation Policy Committee, and the University of Michigan Health Systems Clinical Radiation Safety Committee.
Professionally, Dr. Prisciandaro is active in a number of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) committees and subcommittees related to education and professionalism. She serves as the Chair of the Education and Training of Medical Physicists Committee, and she is a member of Education Council. She is also a board member for the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).
- Brachytherapy: Lead brachytherapy physicist
- Designed and developed the HDR program at the main campus of University of Michigan hospital (GammaMed iX and BrachyVision).
- Developed procedures and documentation for planning and delivery of intracavitary, intraluminal, surface, and interstitial implants (prostate and gynecological).
- Treatment planning (BrachyVision), plan checks, daily, monthly, annual quality assurance and new source acceptance and assay.
- In collaboration with HDR brachytherapy team, developing clinical protocols and documentation for MR-guided brachytherapy.
- Y-90 Microspheres
- Designed and developed documentation and radiation safety procedures for the clinical implementation of Theraspheres protocol.
- Treatment planning, sphere assay and radiation safety.
- Radiation Safety
- Monitors quarterly departmental badge reports/readings.
- Departmental liaison with Radiation Safety.
- Maintains and updates departmental radiation usage license and registration.
- Prepares NRC-313A(amp) and NRC-313A(aus) documentation for residents and staff.
- Performed HDR suite shielding design and final survey.
- External Beam
- Performs 2D, 3D, IMRT, SBRT, and VMAT plan checks, weekly chart checks, and chart rounds.
- Clinical coverage and support, acting as a primary responder for treatment machine calls.
- Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program
- Brachytherapy Instructor for Allied Health Radiation Physics II course (RTT 432)
- Instructor for Nuclear Engineering graduate course (NERS 581)
- Maintains radiation safety modules for Radiation Oncology staff
- Chair of AAPM Education and Training of Medical Physicists Committee
- Member of AAPM Education Council
- Member of Maintence of Certification Subcommittee
- Member of AAPM Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Education Subcommittee
- Member of AAPM Medical Physics Residency Training and Promotion Subcommittee
- Member of AAPM Task Gropu 278 - Combined Residency and Research Training in Medical Physics
- Member of AAPM Working Group on Future Research and Academic Medical Physics (FUTURE)
- Member of Board of Directors of CAMPEP
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided brachytherapy
- Developing high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR) clinical protocols
- E.L. Covington, T.A. Ritter, J.M. Moran, A.M. Owrangi, and J.I. Prisciandaro: Evaluation of peripheral dose for flattening filter free photon beams Med. Phys. 43(8): 4789-4796, 2016.
- Christina Hunter Chapman, Joann I Prisciandaro, Katerine E Maturen, Yue Cao, James Balter, and Karen McLean: MRI-Based Evaluation of the Vaginal Cuff in Brachytherapy Planning: Are We Missing the Target? Int. Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 95(2): 743-750, 2016.
- Kelly Younge, Choonik I Lee, Jean M Moran, Mary Feng, Paula Novelli, and Joann I Prisciandaro: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in a Dual-Vendor Microsphere Brachytherapy Environment Practical Radiation Oncology 6(6): e299-e306, 2016.
- A.M. Owrangi, D.A. Roberts, E.L. Covington, J.A. Hayman, K.M. Masi, C.I. Lee, J.M. Moran, and J.I. Prisciandaro: Revisiting fetal dose during radiation therapy: Evaluating treatment techniques and a custom shield Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 17(5): 34-46, 2016
- Joann I Prisciandaro, PhD, Scott W Hadley, Ph.D., Shruti Jolly, M.D., Choonik Lee, Ph.D., Peter L Roberson, Ph.D., Donald A Roberts, Ph.D., and Timothy A Ritter, Ph.D.: Development of a brachytherapy audit checklist tool Brachytherapy 14(6): 963 - 969, 2015.
My family at Work
My family at Home
Joann Prisciandaro, PhD, FAAPM, Associate Professor
|University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
Department of Radiation Oncology
UHB2 C432, SPG 5010
1500 East Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109