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Eric Ford, PhD, FAAPM


Education and Training

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, MA

Graduate School: Columbia University, New York, NY

Selected Publications from a Total of 125:

Dieterich, S., Ford, E., Pavord, D. and Zeng, J Practical Radiation Oncology Physics: A Companion to Gunderson & Tepper’s Clinical Radiation Oncology, 1st ed. Atlanta, GA: Elsevier; August 2015.

Dicker, A., Williams, T., Ford, E., Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology: Implementing Tools and Best Practices for Patients, Providers and Payers, 1st ed. New York, NY: Demos Press; August 2016

Kusano, A., Nyflot, M.J., Zeng, J., Ermoian, R., Jordan, L., Carlson, J., Sponseller, P., Kane, G., Ford, E., Measureable Improvement in Patient Safety Culture: A First-Year Department Experience with Incident Learning, Prac Rad Onc, 2014; S1879-8500(14)00176-3.

Gopan, O., Zeng, J., Novak, A., Nyflot, M., Ford, E., The effectiveness of pretreatment physics plan review for detecting errors in radiation therapy, Med Phys, 2016; 43(9), 5181-5187.

Ford, E.C., Fong de los Santos, L., Pawlicki, T., Sutlief, S., Dunscombe, P., Consensus recommendation for incident learning database structures in radiation oncology, Med Phys, 2012; 39(12), 7272-7290.

Ford, E.C., Terezakis, S., Souranis, A., Harris, K., Gay, H., Mutic, S., Quality Control Quantification (QCQ): A Tool to Measure the Value of Quality Control Checks in Radiation Oncology, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2012; 84(3), e262-269

Ford E.C., Gaudette R., Myers L., Vanderver B., Engineer L., Zellars R., Song D., Wong J., DeWeese T.L., Evaluation of Safety in a Radiation Oncology Setting Using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009; 74(3), 852-858.

Ford, EC, Mageras, G, Yorke, E, Ling, CC. Respiration-correlated spiral CT: a method of measuring respiratory-induced anatomic motion for radiation treatment planning. Medical Physics. 2003; 30(1): 88-97.

Ford, E., Emery, R., Huff, D., Narayanan, M., Schwartz, J., Cao, N., Meyer, J., Rengan, R., Zeng, J., Sandison, G., Laramore, G., Mayr, N., An image-guided precision proton radiation platform for preclinical in vivo research. Phys Med Biol, 2017; 62, 43-58.

Yovino, S., Grossman, S., Kleinberg, L. Narayanan, M., Redmond, K., Ford, E., The Etiology of Treatment-Related Lymphopenia in Patients with Malignant Gliomas: Modeling Radiation Dose to Circulating Lymphocytes Explains Clinical Observations and Suggests Methods of Modifying the Impact of Radiation on Immune Cells, Cancer Investigation, 2013; 31:140-144.

Research Interests

  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Technology and Techniques for Basic Radiobiology
  • Global Radiation Oncology