Department News

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

The Department of Radiation Oncology would like to congratulate the 2018 graduates of the clinical and medical physics residency programs!

All six of this year’s graduates have accepted appointments at academic institutions.

L-R: Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD; Anupama Chundury, MD; Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD; Yuan James Rao, MD

Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD, is an assistant professor at Emory University in Atlanta. Anupama Chundury, MD, is an assistant professor at Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD, will join the University of Wisconsin as a clinical instructor and Bentson Fellow. Yuan James Rao, MD, is an assistant professor at George Washington University.

Douglas Bollinger, MS, and Eenas Omari, PhD.

Douglas Bollinger, MS, has joined the University of Pennsylvania as a clinical physicist. Eenas Omari, PhD, is a clinical physicist and instructor in radiation oncology at Loyola University of Chicago, where she will play a significant role in the clinical implementation of a MRI-guided linear accelerator.

A graduation celebration was held on June 8, 2018, and included an award presentation for three annual residency program awards. Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD, received the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award from the RSNA Research & Education Foundation, presented in recognition of outstanding radiological research. Perry W. Grigsby, MD, received the Teacher of the Year Award from the clinical residents, and Francisco Reynoso, PhD, received the Mentor of the Year Award from the medical physics residents.

Washington University Radiation Oncology provides radiation therapy services to patients of Siteman Cancer Center. The department’s ACGME Clinical Residency Program in Radiation Oncology has been training future leaders in the field since 1971. The Medical Physics Residency Program, established in 1992, was the first of its kind to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).

Clinical Residency Graduates

Anupama Chundury, MD
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ)
Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor & Bentson Fellow
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, MD
Assistant Professor
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
Yuan James Rao, MD
Assistant Professor
George Washington University (Washington DC)

Medical Physics Residency Graduates

Douglas Bollinger, MS
Clinical Physicist
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Eenas Omari, PhD
Instructor in Radiation Oncology
Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM)
Loyola University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Clinical Physicist
Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC)