Dr. Alfred R. Smith joins HIL’s Advisory Board
Dr. Smith is a medical physicist with over 43 years experience; 30 years of that experience has been in particle therapy. Most recently he served as Professor of Radiation Physics and Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas – where he was Director, Proton Therapy Development for the proton therapy facility there. He is currently a consultant in Proton Therapy Development.
Prior to that he was a Professor of Radiation Physics at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and Radiation Biophysicist at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he was Director of Proton Medical Physics for the proton therapy program at the Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory and co-developer of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) proton therapy center. He then served as Associate Director of Northeast Proton Therapy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Before Harvard and MGH Dr. Smith served as Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Cancer Expert at the National Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center and Medical Physics Director for Pion Therapy at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; and Assistant Professor at The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, TX.
Dr. Smith has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers, articles and book chapters and has given dozens of presentations . He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (1990-1991) and served as Chairman of the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTCOG) between 2004-2007. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Eastern New Mexico University and an MSc and PhD in Physics from Texas Tech University. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Physics at The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas.