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

Associate Professor
Director of Medical Physics Residency Program

 

Hadley_ScottJoann Prisciandaro, PhD:
Associate Professor,
Director of Medical Physics Residency Program

Biography

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 High Dose Rate (HDR) 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 also a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee in the Department of Radiation Oncology, 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 Work Group on Periodic Review of Medical Physics Residency Training, the Chair of Subcommittee on Practice Guidelines, and a member of the Board of Directors for both AAPM and the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).

Clinical Service

Educational Service

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  1. A. Makkar, J.I. Prisciandaro, S. Agarwal, M. Lusk, L. Horwood, J. Moran, C. Fox, J.A. Hayman, H. Ghanbari, B. Roberts, D. Belardi, R. Latchamsetty, T. Crawford, E. Good, K. Jongnarangsin, F. Bogun, A. Chugh, H. Oral, F. Morady, and F. Pelosi: Effects of radiation therapy on permanent pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator function, Heart Rhythm 9(12): 1964-8, 2012.
  2. J. Zhou, J. Prisciandaro, C. Lee, M. Schipper, A. Eisbruch, and S. Jolly: Single or multi-channel vaginal cuff HDR brachytherapy: Is replanning necessary prior to each fraction?, Practical Radiation Oncology, 4(1): 20-26, 2014.
  3. J.I. Prisciandaro, C. Willis, J.W. Burmeister, et al.: Essentials and Guidelines for Clinical Medical Physics Residency Training Programs: Report from the Work Group on Periodic Review of Medical Physics Residency Training, Approved by AAPM Education Council, 2013.
  4. D.W. Litzenberg, I.A. Gallagher, K.J. Masi, C. Lee, J.I. Prisciandaro, D. Hamstra, T. Ritter, and K.L. Lam: A measurement technique to determine the calibration accuracy of an electromagnetic tracking system to radiation isocenter, Medical Physics, 40(8): 081711-1-8, 2013.
  5. J.I. Prisciandaro: Review of Online Education Resources for Medical Physicists, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 14(6): 368-387, 2013.
  6. S.B. Johnson, J.I. Prisciandaro, J. Zhou, S.W. Hadley, R.K. Reynolds, and S. Jolly: Primary Peritoneal Clear Cell Carcinoma Treated with Adjuvant IMRT and Interstitial HDR Brachytherapy, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 15(1): 202-212, 2014.
  7. S.B. Johnson, J. Zhou, S. Jolly, B. Guo, L. Young, and J.I. Prisciandaro: The Dosimetric Impact of Single, Dual and Triple Tandem Applicators in the Treatment of Intact Uterine Cancer, Brachytherapy, 13(3): 268-274, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae
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My family at Work

 

My family at Home

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Joann Prisciandaro, PhD, Associate Professor

Phone (734) 936-4309
Fax (734) 936-7859
Email joannp@med.umich.edu
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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