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Welcome and Overview

Medical Physics Residency Program Overview

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

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As a veteran medical physics resident, I completed a residency at the University of Florida Radiation Oncology in Gainesville.  I understand the challenges a physics resident experiences during a two-year training period. My colleagues and I here at The University of Kansas Health System plan to help you succeed. I joined the physics staff at KU Cancer Center in 2021 after 17 years at Washington University in St. Louis where I served as Professor and Chief of External Beam Service. University of Kansas Cancer Center is a Top 50 cancer center according to US News and World Report rankings, and KU Radiation Oncology has been experiencing exponential growth recently. This is an exciting time to join KUCC’s Medical Physics Residency. We are in the process of commissioning an IBA Proteus ONE proton therapy unit, which will give physics residents unique opportunities, that I did not have, to learn the most advanced and precise radiation therapy modality. Our physics team consists of 18 medical physicists and 15 dosimetrists with multiple PIs conducting NIH R01- level research. We are growing a national reputation in many areas, including proton therapy, FLASH, optimization, dosimetry, instrumentation, treatment planning, SBRT/SRS, Monte-Carlo, MR-guided radiation therapy, brachytherapy, radiopharmaceuticals, and more. Prior to arriving at KU, I had contributed to training 40+ physics residents, and saw the growth of the resident to a capable physicist with skills, confidence, and most importantly, passion to practice medical physics service at the highest level at many leading academic centers. 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.

Welcome to KU!


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
Email: hli5@kumc.edu

Dima Soultan, MS
Residency Program Associate Director
Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Oncology
The University of Kansas Hospital, KU Medical Center
Tel: 913-588-6274
Fax: 913-588-3663
Email: dsoultan@kumc.edu

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
Email: jcho6@kumc.edu

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