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Radiation Physics
Joann I. Prisciandaro, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Associate Professor
Director of Medical Physics Residency Program


Prisciandaro_JoannJoann Prisciandaro, PhD, FAAPM:
Associate Professor,
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).

Clinical Service

Educational Service

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.


Curriculum Vitae


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Joann Prisciandaro, PhD, FAAPM, Associate Professor

Phone (734) 936-4309
Fax (734) 936-7859
Mail University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
Department of Radiation Oncology
UHB2 C432, SPG 5010
1500 East Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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