Wheeling Hospital Medical Physicist Named to Review Committee

DR. TYNAN STEVENS

Dr. Tynan Stevens, medical physicist at Wheeling Hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center, has joined the Graduate Education Program Review Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs.

The commission accredits master’s and doctoral level programs, residency programs, professional doctorate in medical physics programs, certificate programs and continuing education programs in medical physics.

Stevens obtained undergraduate degrees in honors physics and kinesiology, as well as a master’s and doctorate degrees in medical physics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His graduate research on functional brain imaging using MRI and electromagnetic techniques focused on presurgical mapping in the context of brain tumor resection.

From 2015-16, Stevens worked at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre investigating the use of implanted fiducials and in-room kV imagers for intrafraction motion management of hypofractionated prostate treatments. From 2016-18, he completed his residency in medical physics at the University of Chicago, where he continued to develop his interests in intrafraction monitoring techniques, in particular in the application to radiosurgical treatment.

At the Schiffler Cancer Center, where Stevens has been since August, he is the practicing medical physicist. He commissioned and heads the SRS and SBRT services. In addition to being a member of the CAMPEP Graduate Education Program Review Committee, Stevens is an active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

Medical physics is the application of physics and related sciences to the practice of medicine.

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