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Radiation Physics
Don Roberts, PhD, DABR

Assistant Professor

Roberts_DonDon Roberts, PhD, DABR:
Assistant Professor



Don joined our department in 2006 as a clinical faculty after completing his residency in Medical Physics within the department. Prior to that, Don had a career as an experimental nuclear astro-physicist. He is a board-certified therapeutic radiologic physicist by the American Board of Radiology and also an authorized medical physicist in High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He is actively involved in various clinical services including high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, stereotactic radio surgery (SRS), and stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT), as well as quality assurance.

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Research Interests

Current Clinical Projects

Key Publications

Roberts DA,  Balter JM,   Chaudhary N, Gemmette J, A. Pandy, “Dosimetric Measurements of Onyx© Embolization material  for Stereotactic Radiosurgery,” submitted to Medical Physics.   (2012).

Younge KC, Matuszak MM, Moran JM, McShan DL, Fraass BA and Roberts, DA, “Penalization of aperture complexity in inversely planned volumetric modulated arc therapy,” Submitted to Medical Physics (2012).
Ritter T, Balter J, Lee C,  Roberts DA, Roberson PL, “An Audit Tool for External Beam Radiation Therapy Departments,” Practical Radiation Oncology (In press 2012).

Litzenberg DW, Amro H, Prisciandaro JI, Acosta E, Gallagher I, Roberts, DA, “Dosimetric Impact of Density Variations in Solid Water 457 Equivalent Slabs,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 12(3) 3398  (2011).

Adachi T,  Fujita Y, Bacher AD,  Berg GPA,  Black T,  De Frenne D,  Foster CC, Fujita H, Fujita K,  Hatanaka K, Honma K,  Jacobs E,  Jänecke J,  Kanzaki K,  Katori K , Nakanishi K,  Negret A,  Otsuka T,  Popescu L,  Roberts DA,  Sakemi Y,  Shimbara Y,  Shimizu Y,  Stephenson EJ,  Tameshige A,  Tamii A,  Uchida AM,  Ueno H,  Yamanaka T,  Yosoi M, and  Zell KO, “High-resolution study of Gamow-Teller transitions via the  54Fe(3He,t)54Co reaction,” Phys. Rev. C85 (2012) 024308

Don Roberts, PhD, DABR, Assistant Professor & Associate Director of Medical Physics Residency Program

Phone (734) 936-4309
Fax (734) 936-7859
Mail University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
Department of Radiation Oncology
1500 East Medical Center Dr.
UH B2 C438, SPC 5010
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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