Harish Malhotra, PhD, DABR

Sr. Medical Physicist
Assistant Professor
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor
Roswell Park Graduate Division University at Buffalo

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Special Interests: 
Applications of Medical Physics to cancer diagnosis and treatment

Biography

Leadership Positions:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Clinical Physics (JACMP) (2011-).
  • Board of Chancellor, American College of Medical Physics (ACMP) (2006-2008).
  • Immediate-Past-President, Upstate New-York Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2007).
  • President, Upstate New-York Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2006).
  • President-Elect, Upstate New-York Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2005).
  • Member, Radiation Therapy Sub-Committee, American College of Medical Physics (ACMP) 2004 - present.
  • Member, Licensure Committee, American College of Medical Physics (ACMP) 2004 - 2006.
  • Deputy Program Director, Medical Physics Residency program, Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, January 2002 – present.
  • Webmaster Upstate New York Chapter of the AAPM website since 2003.
  • Travel & Fellowship Convener, Association of Medical Physicists of India (AMPI) 1997-1999.
  • Executive Committee Member, Association of Medical Physicists of India (AMPI), 1997-1999.
  • Rapporteur for Poster Session in International Conference on Medical Physics held on 6-9 Nov. 1998 at New Delhi, India.

 

Inter and Extramural Support for the Previous Five Years:

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase II Randomized Trial with a Search for Novel Predictors of Toxicity and Outcome.  PI- Dr. Anurag Singh, MD [RPCI-Alliance grant foundation $100,000], (co-investigator).

Faculty Member:

Participated as a Faculty member in a workshop on Quality Assurance of Treatment Planning Systems jointly organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Tata Memorial Centre and held at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India during 8-10 Aug. 1996. 

Panelist:

Panelist in a panel discussion on Interdependency between Technologists, Oncologists, Physicists and Patients during the IVth annual conference of the association of Radiation Therapy Technologists' of India held at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India on Oct'1, 2000. 

 

Invited Talks:

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in the Management of Prostate Cancer.  12th annual Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists, Dosimetrists and Nurses, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, September 9, 2011.

SBRT:  A paradigm shift in radiotherapy for NSC lung cancer.  Upstate New York Association of Physicists in Medicine, Inc. (A Chapter of the AAPM), Spring Meeting, at Rochester General Hospital, NY, May 5, 2011.

SBRT in the management of non-small cell lung cancer.  Physician Outreach Thoracic Oncology Program, Buffalo, New York, November 10, 2010.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy in the management of lung cancer.  Queens University, Kingston, Canada, October 28, 2010.

Application of High-dose-rate brachytherapy to various anatomical sites: RPCI experience.  Queens University, Kingston, Canada, October 28, 2010.

Brachytherapy in the management of gynecological cancers: Past, Present and Future.  11th annual Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists, Dosimetrists and Nurses, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, September 10, 2010.

Experience in the Development of clinical SBRT Program.  Upstate New York Association of Physicists in Medicine, Inc. (A Chapter of the AAPM), Spring Meeting, at Rochester General Hospital, NY, May 22, 2008.

Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning: From Sliderules to Supercomputers, Graduate Seminar Guest Speaker, University at Buffalo, NY, November, 2007.

A New Frontier in the Treatment of Breast Cancer: Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation, 7th annual Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists, Dosimeterists and Nurses, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, September 17, 2006.

Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), 5th annual Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists, Dosimeterists and Nurses, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, September 17, 2004.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Radiotherapy (SRT): Rationale, Principle and Techniques. 4th annual Radiation Oncology Conference for Therapists, Dosimeterists and Nurses, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, September 19, 2003.

Head-Scatter Factors for High-Energy Photon Beams Scientific Seminar Series, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, RPCI and SUNY, Buffalo, NY on 7 Oct’ 2002.

3D Conformal Therapy: Rationale, Planning, Dose Delivery and QA at Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER), Mumbai, India on 22 Jan'2001.

Planning & QA in Implementing 3D Conformal Therapy at the meeting of AROI (Maharastra Chapter) held at Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital, Pune, India on 26 Feb'1999.

Physical Aspects of Stepping Source Dosimetry at an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) workshop on Interstitial and Interaluminal Brachytherapy, organized at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India from 23-28 Nov'1998.

Quality Assurance in High Dose Rate Brachytherapy at an International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA (RCA) workshop on "Brachytherapy Source Production, Measurement and Quality Assurance", organized by BRIT (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India) from 18-26 Aug'1997.

Optimization in Radiotherapy at a workshop on Treatment Planning Systems In Radiation Therapy, hosted by Tata Memorial Centre and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India from 29 Sept.'94 to 1 Oct'94. 

Background

Education and Training: 
Ph.D., University of Mumbai, India
M.Sc., University of Mumbai, India
Dip.R.P. (Diploma in Radiological Physics), University of Mumbai, India