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Welcome and Overview

Medical Physics Residency Program Overview

Harold Li, Ph.D., FAAPM, Professor
Vice Chair/Chief of Medical Physics


As Director of Medical Physics Residency, I joined KU in 2021 after I worked for 17 years at Washington University in St. Louis where I rose to Professor and Chief of External Beam Service. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department of Radiation Oncology provides cancer care services throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area with over 3,500 treatment courses annually. We have recently commissioned a FLASH-capable IBA Proteus ONE proton therapy unit, which will give physics residents unique opportunities to learn the most advanced and precise radiation therapy modality.

The Division of Medical Physics consists of 18 medical physicists, 15 medical dosimetrists, and two medical physics residents who support a full range of clinical, research, and educational services, and will continue to grow. The faculty physicists are primarily employed by the University of Kansas School of Medicine with academic appointments from Instructor to Professor and provide medical physics services as UKP (the University of Kansas Physicians) Physicists. The Medical Physics Residency Program is part of KUMC’s GME, and the physics residents receive the same annual stipends and benefits as other physician residents.  

The Medical Physics research is currently being funded by multiple NIH, KU Cancer Center, and industry grants including two R01's on IMPT and FLASH. Research collaborations with physics and engineering departments on the KU Lawrence campus create ample opportunities in research and education. The Department has a newly renovated 1200 sq. ft. physics research space located right next to the clinical area on the Cancer Center campus, including both computational and instrumentation labs. The Medical Physics group at KU strives for excellence in both clinical and research, and is growing a national reputation in many areas, including proton therapy, FLASH, optimization, dosimetry, instrumentation, Monte-Carlo simulations, and more. With all my KUMC colleagues including the 20+ nationally renowned radiation oncologists, we are striving to continue our legacy of training medical physicists in the Midwest and aiming to build one of the best programs in the country.

Look forward to your applications!

Contact Information

Questions regarding our medical physics residency program should be directed to:

Harold Li, Ph.D. FAAPM
Residency Program Director
Professor, Vice Chair/Chief of Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
The University of Kansas Hospital, KU Medical Center
Tel: 913-945-7208
Fax: 913-588-3663

June Cho, MS

Program Coordinator
Medical Physics Residency Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
The University of Kansas Hospital
4001 Rainbow Blvd.
MS 4033
Kansas City, Kansas 66160
Tel: 913-574-0406

School of Medicine

Radiation Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160