Mark Oldham, PhD, has been named director of the Medical Physics Program, effective January 1, 2020. Dr. Oldham is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the School of Medicine.
The Medical Physics Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary program primarily sponsored by the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology with support from Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Occupational and Environmental Safety (Health Physics). The program is in its 15th academic year and has been nationally and internationally recognized.
Dr. Oldham joined Duke in 2004 as an associate professor. He received his PhD at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and did his post-doctoral work in the Joint Department of Physics at the ICR and Royal Marsden Hospital, in Sutton (London). His research interests include novel radiation and immunotherapy treatments, spatial fractionation, and methods and applications for 3D and advanced dosimetry. He has a longstanding interest in medical physics education and has taught in the Duke program for more than 10 years.