Medical Physics Program Director
Michael Howard received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is currently the Program Director for Medical Physics at UT, as well as Chief of Medical Physics for Tennova Healthcare. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Physics (DABMP). In addition, he is an active member in the American of Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) committees, workgroups and task groups. He is an active member in the American Society of Theraputic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), including being a surveyor for the APEX accreditation program.
His research interests lie in clinical applications of medical physics. Areas of work include Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). He holds a US patent in predictive motion modeling.
- PhD, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- BS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Chair for AAPM Spring Clinical Subcommittee
- Member of Medical Physics Leadership Academy
- Chair MPLA Manager and Executive Development (Working Group)
- Task Group 296 Chair
- Member of Meeting Coordination Committee
- Member of Specialty Meetings Subcommittee
- Reviewer for Red Journal
- Reviewer for Annual Meeting Abstract Submission
- Reviewer for Spring Clinical Abstract Submission
- Reviewer Young Investigator Symposium, Spring Clinical
- Contributing Author to the Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy, Elsevier
- Surveyor for ASTRO APEX accreditation program
Howard M, Healthcare Finance, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Spring Clinical Meeting, 2017.
Howard M, Healthcare Finance, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Summer School, 2016.
Howard M, Service Operations Management & Statistical Methods for Business, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Summer School Meeting, 2016.
Howard M, Medical Physics and the Evolving Administrative Role, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Spring Clinical Meeting, 2014.
Howard M, Emerging Technologies in Medical Physics, University of Tennessee Colloquium, 2014.
Howard M, Miller LF, Wang Y, Underwood R, Liu T, Yang X, Yang W, Khan MK, Using Mathematical Modeling to Specify Treatment Margins for Prostate Cancer May Reduce Radiation Dose to Bladder and Rectum, ASTRO 2012.
Khan MK, Yang W, Yang X, Wang Y, Howard M, Underwood R, Liu T, Prostate Motion Is Correlated in the Superior/Inferior (SI) and Anterior/Posterior (AP) Direction: Use Statistical Margin Recipes with Extreme Caution, ASTRO 2012.
Howard M, Development of Patient Specific Margins Using Intra-fractional Tracking, American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Annual Meeting, 2012.
Howard M, The Implementation of Breast IORT at Parkridge Medical Center, Xoft user meeting, American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2011.
Howard M, Khan MK, Miller LF, Using Mathematical Modeling to Specify Treatment Margins for Prostate Cancer May Reduce to the Rectum and Bladder, American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, 2010.