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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

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.

Hill PM, Klein EE, Bloch C. Optimizing field patching in passively scattered proton therapy with the use of beam current modulation. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58, 5527-5539, 2013.

Siochi RAC, Balter P, Bloch C, Blodgett K, Curran B, Engelsman M, Feng W, Mechalakos J, Pavord D, Santanam L, Simon T, Sutlief S, Zhu XR. A rapid communication from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 201: Recommendations for the QA of External Beam Radiotherapy Data Transfer. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 11(1), 170-181, 2011.

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