Vice-Chair and Director, Medical Physics and Technology
Ph.D., FAAPM, FASTRO
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Todd Pawlicki earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Toledo in 1998 and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. He was a faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford from 2000–2006. In October 2006, Dr. Pawlicki was join the faculty at the University of California, San Diego and is currently Professor and Vice-Chair for Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied as well as Director of the Medical Physics and Technology Division.
Dr. Pawlicki is an internationally-recognized academic Medical Physicist with a focus on quality and safety and translation of new technologies into clinical practice. An author of over 100 journal articles, reviews and book chapters, Dr. Pawlicki is the Editor of the textbook Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy, the first international textbook focused on quality and safety in the field of radiation oncology and has recently published the 4th edition of the textbook Hendee’s Radiation Therapy Physics.
Dr. Pawlicki serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is the past Secretary of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). In recognition of his long-time contributions, he has been named a Fellow by both organizations (FAAPM 2012 and FASTRO 2016). He is a member of the Medical Physics Journal editorial board and the Executive Editor for Physics of the journal Practical Radiation Oncology.
His passions outside of work include his family, skiing, surfing, and contributing as a founding partner to TreatSafely Foundation; a non-profit organization created to improve quality and safety in radiation medicine through training, education, and peer-to-peer dissemination of best practices (www.treatsafelyfoundation.org).