Matthew Podgorsak

Matthew Podgorsak

PhD, FAAPM

Special Interests:

Stereotactic radiosurgery Principles and practice of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) Radiotherapy

Credentials

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Chief Physicist, Department of Radiation Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Background

Education and Training:

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Medical Physics
  • M.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Department of Physics
  • B.Sc.(hon), McGill University, Montreal, Department of Physics

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Medical Physics
  • American Board of Radiology

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • American College of Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience:

  • 9/1998 - Present Chief Physicist, Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo
  • 12/2002 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • 12/1993 – 8/1998 Staff Physicist, Department of Radiation Medicine Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo
  • 1/2002 – Present Director, Medical Physics Residency Program Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo
  • 9/1998 - Present Chief Physicist, Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo

Publications

  • C. Merrow, S. deBoer, and M.B. Podgorsak; VMAT for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies for patients unable to receive HDR brachytherapy, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 15(5), 66-73 (2014).
  • L. Kumaraswamy, J. Schmitt, D. Bailey, Z. Xu, and M.B. Podgorsak; Spatial variation of dosimetric leaf gap and its impact on dose delivery, Med. Phys. 41(11), 111711 (1-8) (2014).
  • D. Bailey, I. Wang, T. Lakeman, L.D. Hales, A. Singh, and M.B. Podgorsak; TBI lung dose comparisons using bilateral and anteroposterior delivery techniques and tissue density corrections, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 16(2), 291-301 (2015).
  • R. Chan and M.B. Podgorsak; Ipsilateral kidney sparing in treatment of pancreatic malignancies using volumetric-modulated arc therapy avoidance sectors, Med. Dosimetry 40(3), 175-180 (2015).
  • L. Kumaraswamy, Z. Xu, D. Bailey, J. Schmitt, and M.B. Podgorsak; Evaluation of fluence-based dose delivery incorporating the spatial variation of dosimetric leaf gap (DLG), J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 17(1), 12-21 (2016).
  • Z. Xu, I. Wang, L. Kumaraswamy, and M.B. Podgorsak; Evaluation of dosimetric effect caused by slowing with multi-leaf collimator (MLC) leaves for volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), Radiol. Oncol. 50(1), 121-128 (2016).
  • D. Bailey, J. Spaans, L. Kumaraswamy, and M.B. Podgorsak; The MapCHECK measurement uncertainty function and its effect on planar dose pass rates, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 17(2), 165-173 (2016).
  • H. Kleiner and M.B. Podgorsak; The dosimetric significance of using 10 MV photons for volumetric modulated arc therapy for post-prostatectomy irradiation of the prostate bed, Radiol. Oncol. 50(2), 232-237 (2016).
  • T. Ma, M.B. Podgorsak, and L. Kumaraswamy; Accuracy of one algorithm used to modify a planned DVH with data from actual dose delivery, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 17(5), 273-282 (2016).
  • C. Rivers, I. AlDahlawi, Z. Wang, A. Singh, and M.B. Podgorsak; The dose penumbra of a custom-made shield used in hemibody skin electron irradiation, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 17(6), 276-282 (2016).
  • I. AlDahlawi, D. Prasad, and M.B. Podgorsak; Evaluation of stability of stereotactic space defined by cone-beam CT for the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 18(3), 67-72 (2017).
  • N. Islam, T. Ma, and M.B. Podgorsak; The impact of water temperature on absolute dose calibration, Biomed. Phys. Eng. Express 3(3), 035008 (2017).
  • S. French, S. Bhagroo, D.P. Nazareth, and M.B. Podgorsak; Adapting VMAT plans optimized for an HD120 MLC for delivery with a Millennium MLC, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 18(5), 143-151 (2017).
  • Z. Xu, R. Yao, M.B. Podgorsak, and I.Z. Wang; Effects of collimator angle, couch angle, and starting phase on motion-tracking dynamic conformal arc therapy (DCAT), J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 18(5), 54-63 (2017).
  • C. Rivers, M. Tranquilli, S. Prasad, E. Winograd, R.J. Plunkett, R.A. Fenstermaker, A.J. Fabiano, M.B. Podgorsak, and D. Prasad; Impact of the number of metastatic tumors treated by stereotactic radiosurgery on the dose to normal brain: Implications for brain protection, Stereotact. Funct. Neurosurg. 95(5), 352-358 (2017).
  • T.E. Tyson, M.B. Podgorsak, A.K. Singh, and I.Z. Wang; Improved dose homogeneity using electronic compensation technique for total body irradiation, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 19(3), 159-167 (2018).
  • S. Prasad, M.B. Podgorsak, R. Plunkett, and D. Prasad; An evaluation of the ICON mask fixation: curing characteristics of the thermoplastic fixation and implications for patient workflow, Radiol. Oncol. 52(2), 229-232 (2018).
  • I. AlDahlawi, D. Prasad, and M.B. Podgorsak; Quality assurance tests for the Gamma Knife Icon image-guidance system, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 19(5), 573-579 (2018).