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Afua Yorke, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education and Training


  • Murray State University BS Physics

Graduate School

  • Oakland University PhD Biomedical Science

University of Florida Graduate Certificate Medical Physics

Published Works

Yorke A*., Oderinde O.M. Medical Physics Practice in Africa: Are We Playing Catch-Up? The African Physics Newsletter December 2021 Issue.

A. Yorke*, G C. McDonald, D Solis, T Guerrero (2021) Quality Assurance of Image Registration Using Combinatorial Rigid Registration Optimization (CORRO). J. Cancer Research and Cellular Therapeutics. 5(2). DOI:

Yorke, A*, Solis, D., Jr. and Guerrero, T. (2020), A feasibility study to estimate optimal rigidbody registration using combinatorial rigid registration optimization (CORRO). J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys., 21: 14-22.

Afua A. Yorke*, Gary C. McDonald, David Solis Jr., Thomas Guerrero. (2019) Pelvic Reference Data. The Cancer Imaging Archive. DOI: 10.7937/TCIA.2019.woskq5oo

Research Interests

  • Assessing medical physics quality assurance and quality management in low and middle-income, and upper middle-income countries and ultimately collaborating with these RT centers to build local QA programs.
  • Creating low cost interactive educational environment to bridge the educational gap and clinical experience for physicists in less resourced facilities.


Clinical Interests

  • Treatment Planning
  • Quality and Safety
  • Patients Safety


Educational Involvement

  • Resident clinical training
  • Resident training in Global Oncology


Professional Involvement

  • American Association of Medical Physicists (Member since 2016)
  • Society for Women in Radiation Oncology ( the-team) (since 2020)
  • American Physical Society (since 2013)
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (since 2016)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (since 2013)
  • Medical Physics for World Benefits