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Charles Bloch, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, DABMP


Education and Training

College: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Graduate School: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI

Selected Publications from a Total of Over 60

Rajesh Regmi, Dominic Maes, Alexander Nevitt, Allison Toltz, Erick Leuro, Jonathan Chen, Lia Halasz, Ramesh Rengan, Charles Bloch, Jatinder Saini.  Treatment of Ocular Tumors Through a Novel Applicator on a Conventional Proton Pencil Beam Scanning Beamline.  Scientific Reports, 2021.

Ramon Alfredo Siochi, Peter Balter, Charles Bloch, Lakshmi Santanam, Kurt Blodgett, Bruce Curran, Martijn Engelsman, Wenzheng Feng, James Mechalakos, Daniel Pavord, Thomas Simon, Steven Sutlief, and X. Ronald Zhu. Report of Task Group 201 of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine: Quality Management of External Beam Therapy Data Transfer. Medical Physics 48 (6), 2021 e86-e114.

Dominic Maes, Stephen R. Bowen, Rajesh Regmi, Charles Bloch, Tony Wong, Anatoly Rosenfeld, Jatinder Saini. A machine learning-based framework for delivery error prediction in proton pencil beam scanning using irradiation log-files.  Physica Medica 78, 2020, 179-186.

H. J. Lee, A. Stacey, T. R. Klesert, C. Wells, A. Skalet, C. Bloch, A. Fung, S. R. Bowen, T. Wong, D. Shibata, L. M. Halasz, R. Rengan, “Corneal Substructure Dosimetry Predicts Corneal Toxicity in Patients with Uveal Melanoma Treated with Proton Beam Therapy,” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 104(2), 2019,

Maes D, Regmi R, Taddei P, Bloch C, Bowen S, Nevitt A, Leuro E, Wong T, Rozenfeld A, Saini J. Parametric characterization of penumbra reduction for aperture-collimated pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 5, 035002, 2019.

Saini J, Traneus E, Maes D, Regmi R, Bowen SR, Bloch C, Wong T.  Advanced Proton Beam Dosimetry Part I: review and performance evaluation of dose calculation algorithms.   Translational Lung Cancer Research, 7(2), 2018, 171-179.

Tseng YD, Wooten L, Nyflot M, Apisarnthanarax S, Rengan R, Bloch C, Sandison G, St. James S.  Four-dimensional computer tomography scans for conformal thoracic treatment planning: Is a single scan sufficient to capture thoracic tumor motion? Physics in Medicine and Biology 63, 2018, 02NT03.

Saini, Jatinder; Maes, Dominic; Egan, Alexander; Bowen, Stephen; St.James, Sara; Janson, Martin; Wong, Tony; Bloch, Charles. Dosimetric evaluation of a commercial proton spot scanning Monte-Carlo dose algorithm: comparisons against measurements and simulations. Phys. Med. Biol., 62, 7659-81, 2017.

Chen KL, Bloch CD, Hill PM, Klein EE. Evaluation of neutron dose equivalent from the Mevion S250 proton accelerator: measurements and calculations. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58, 8709-8723, 2013.

Fontenot JD, Bloch C, Followill D, Titt U, Zhang M, Newhauser W. Estimate of the uncertainties in the relative risk of secondary malignant neoplasms following proton therapy and intensity-modulated photon therapy. Phys. Med. Biol. 55,6987-6998, 2010.

Ciulla TA, Dannis RP, Klein SB, Malinovsky VE, Soni PS, Pratt LM, Pugh NO, Morphis JG, Bloch C, Cameron J. Proton Therapy for Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Randomized, Sham-Controlled Clinical Trial. American Journal of Ophthalmology 134 (6): 905-906, 2002.

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Research Interests

  • Monte Carlo Dose Calculations for Proton Pencil Beam Scanning
  • Development of Ocular Melanoma Treatments Using a General Purpose Proton Beam Line
  • Quality Assurance of Beam Commissioning Data
  • Medical Physics Patient Consults

Clinical interests

  • Proton therapy
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Physics Direct Patient Care

Education Involvement

  • Mentor of proton therapy rotation

Professional Involvement

  • Chair of AAPM TG350: Multiple institution planning, delivery and dosimetry comparisons for proton pencil beam scanning: development of standard PBS planning cases
  • Member AAPM TG201: Quality Assurance of External Beam Treatment Data Transfer
  • Member AAPM Treatment Deliver Subcommittee
  • Member AAPM Work Group on Particle Beams