James Kavanaugh, MS

Instructor in Radiation Oncology

Additional Titles

  • Chief of Affiliate Satellite Medical Physics Services


  • BS, Physics: University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN (2008)
  • MS, Medical and Health Physics: Louisiana State University & A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (2011)
  • Residency, Medical Physics: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2013)

Board Certifications

  • IEMA Registered Therapeutic Radiation Physicist, Illinois (2013)
  • Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics (2014)
  • Missouri Qualified Expert in Radiation Safety (2014)


James Kavanaugh is an Instructor in Radiation Oncology, joining the faculty in 2014.  He earned a M.S. in Medical and Health Physics from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2011 and completed a residency in medical physics, CAMPEP accredited, at Washington University in 2013.   He is certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology. James’s clinical responsibilities include directing clinical physics coverage across 6 satellite facilities in the Washington University network.  His research interests include development of automated clinical tools, including knowledge-based planning, semi-automated contour QA review, and adaptive radiation therapy.


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