Dr. Dan Scanderbeg

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Associate Professor and Associate Director; UCSD Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

Dr. Dan Scanderbeg is an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at UC San Diego. He  oversees Brachytherapy and Regulatory Affairs at all UC San Diego treatment centers. He received his Bachelor’s degree in physics from UC San Diego and continued on to receive a Master’s degree in physics with a specialization in Materials Physics and a PhD in materials science and engineering. He also did a two year residency at UC San Diego in Medical Physics before joining the faculty.

Dan has focused on improving quality and safety in radiotherapy and was recently selected as one of the top video submissions by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their competition on methods to improved quality and safety. He has also consulted on various projects at the IAEA on early detection of radiation treatment errors. He has performed and presented on failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) with regards to radiation therapy treatments.

In addition to clinical work, Dan has research interests ranging from novel, custom brachytherapy treatments and devices, to deformable image registration and dose accumulation, 3D printing for medical applications, and educational methods and platforms. He also enjoys instructing residents and students as well as spending time on educational outreach.

Dan has produced several instructional presentations and videos on brachytherapy treatment planning that are freely available and is working on curriculum with Radiating Hope to assist in developing programs in low and middle income countries. He serves on multiple committees at the University as well as with local, national and international organizations including the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) where he serves on the Public Education Committee and Brachytherapy Sub-Committee and the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) where he serves on the Membership and Physics Committees.

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