Columbia Imaging Physics CAMPEP Residency Program

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center offers a CAMPEP approved Imaging Physics training program. The Columbia imaging physics residency participates in the medical physics matching program. The resident accepted in the program usually starts around July 1st and the duration of the residency is 2-3 years depending on the qualification of the candidate. Candidates should possess a Doctoral or M.S. degree in medical physics, physics or engineering with graduates from a CAMPEP-approved medical physics graduate program and those who have successfully passed Part 1 of the ABR Medical Physics examination being preferred. The objective of the residency program is to provide clinical training to prepare graduates for a rewarding and challenging career as a medical physicist in radiological imaging physics.The program provides full-time training, under the direction of experienced diagnostic imaging physicists whose duties include patient care, acceptance testing, shielding design, QA compliance, ACR accreditation survey, medical research, and medical education. Training in diagnostic imaging modalities (general X-ray, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET, and informatics) will be provided, along with research and teaching opportunities. Furthermore, it is desired that the graduates will able to pass the remainder of the ABR board certification after the completion of the program.

Columbia University Medical Center consists of a main campus (CU) with NYPH a 1300-beds hospital located in Manhattan, a community hospital and a number of satellite medical offices. The imaging equipment includes 12 MRI units, 10 CT scanner, 4 PET/CT scanners, 4 gamma cameras, 1 SPECT/CT unit, 19 special procedures suites, 8 Fluoroscopy units, 25 fixed radiographs rooms, 9 digital mammography units, >35 mobile radiographic units, >40 mobiles fluoroscopy units and >30 ultrasound units. ACR Accreditation is maintained for mammography, MRI, ultrasound and CT. Most of the equipment and facilities were recently modernized and with the prospect of additional facilities being opened, graduates will have the opportunity to experience the whole range of diagnostic medical physics activities.

Columbia offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For consideration, please apply on-line through the AAPM MP-RAP service: http://www.aapm.org/CAP. Applicants must satisfy CAMPEP didactic requirements prior to beginning the residency. Please be advised that at this time the program cannot offer non-immigrant visas. Questions about the program may be directed to the Program Director Sachin Jambawalikar, Ph.D.: 212-305-5005, sj2532@columbia.edu.

Program History

The Imaging physics CAMPEP residency program was approved in 2013 and our first resident joined the program on July 1st 2014.

Faculty

Sachin Jambawalikar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Physics) of Radiology at CUMC
Chief of Medical Physics
CAMPEP Program Director
Specialty: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Physics

Education:
Highest Degree: Ph.D., 2005, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Certification:
American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics, 2010
American Board of Medical Physics in MRI, 2008
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics

Contact Information:
Address: MHB 3- 124B, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-305-5005
Email: sj2532@columbia.edu



Yongguang Liang, Ph.D
Assistant Professor (Physics) of Radiology at CUMC
Specialty: Diagnostic Medical Physics

Education:
Highest Degree: Ph.D., 2002, American University, Washington D.C.

Certification:
American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics, 2010
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics
MQSA Certified

Contact Information:
Address: MHB 3-265B, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-305-9020
Email: yl2877@columbia.edu



Ajoy Kumar Dutta, M.S.
Associate in Clinical Radiology (Physics)
Specialty: Diagnostic Medical Physics

Education:
Highest Degree: M.S., 1990, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

Certification:
American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics, 2001
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics
MQSA Certified

Contact Information:
Address: MHB 3-265B, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-305-6493
Email: akd2@columbia.edu



James C. So, M.S.
Associate in Clinical Radiology (Physics)
Specialty: Diagnostic Medical Physics

Education:
Highest Degree: M.S., 2003, Columbia University, New York, NY

Certification:
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics
NYS NYC Certified Radiation Equipment Safety Officer (CRESO)
NJS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics

Contact Information:
Address: MHB 3-265B, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-305-6516
Email: js998@columbia.edu



Klaus A. Hamacher, Ph.D., M.S.E.E.
Associate Professor (Physics) of Radiology at CUMC
Chief Nuclear Medicine Physics
Specialty: Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Medical Physics

Education:
Highest Degree: Ph.D., 1998, University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO

Certification:
American Board of Radiology in Nuclear Medicine Physics, 2004
American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics, 2004
NYS License in Medical Nuclear Physics
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics

Contact Information:
Address: MHB 3-265B, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-342-3589
Email: kah2212@columbia.edu



Michael Zenkay Liu, M.S.
Associate in Clinical Radiology (Physics)
Assistant CAMPEP Program Director
Specialty: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Physics

Education:
Highest Degree: M.S., 2013, Columbia University, New York, NY

Certification:
American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics, 2017
American Board of Medical Physics in MRI, 2016
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics

Contact Information:
Address: MHB B-341, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 646-317-5343
Email: mzl2104@columbia.edu



Rani Al-Senan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Physics) at CUMC
Specialty: Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Medical Physics


Education:
Highest Degree: Ph.D., 2011, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Certification:
American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics
American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine
MQSA Certified
NYS License in Diagnostic Medical Physics

Contact Information:
Address: MHB B-341, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 646-317-5342
Email: ra2857@columbia.edu



Boyu Peng. M.S.
Associate in Clinical Radiology (Physics)
Specialty:


Education:
Highest Degree: M.S., 2014 Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Contact Information:
Address: MHB B-341, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-305-5005
Email: bp2517@columbia.edu



Residents

Shirong Zhang, M.S.
(Joined July 1st 2016)

Contact Information:
Address: MHB 3-265B, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-317-4586
Email: sz2474@cumc.columbia.edu



Miriam Klein M.S.
(Expected start Date July 1st 2017)

Student and graduate achievements:

2017 2016 2015 2014
Number of applicants 37 44 70 32
Number of applicants accepted 1 1 1 1
Number graduating 1 1 0 0
Number ABMP Certified 0 1 0 0
Number ABR Certified 1 0 0 0
Destination - Clinical Position 1 0 0 0
Destination - Academic Position 0 1 0 0