Therapy and Dosimetry Programs Faculty

All students in our programs are under the tutelage of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation biologists, certified medical dosimetrists, and certified radiation therapists. Program faculty include UNC School of Medicine faculty and UNC Hospitals professional staff.

Program Leadership

Faculty Member

Education

Professional Interests

Robert Adams

Robert Adams
Program Director

Assistant Professor
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology

RT (R)(T), CMD, MPH, EdD

Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals

BS: Averett University
MPH: UNC Chapel Hill
EdD: North Carolina State University

  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
  • Medical dosimetry
  • Quality assurance and safety
  • Radiologic science education
  • Education research

Administrative Directors

Faculty Member

Education

Professional Interests

Kathy Burkhardt

Katharin Burkhardt
Medical Physics Director

Director of Medical Physics and Dosimetry
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology

BS: University of Florida Gainesville
MS: University of Florida Gainesville

DABR, Therapeutic Radiological Physics

  • Clinical physics and dosimetry
  • Quality assurance
Dana LaChapelle

Dana LaChapelle
Radiation Therapy Director

Chief Radiation Therapist
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology
RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
  • Clinical teaching

Joel Tepper, MD

Joel Tepper, MD
Radiation Oncology Director

Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology
BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD: Washington University
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Sarcomas
Elaine Zeman

Elaine Zeman, PhD
Radiation Biology Director

Associate Professor
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology
AB: Brown University
PhD: Colorado State University
Post-Doc: Stanford University
  • Radiation and cancer biology
  • Radiation therapy and medical dosimetry education
  • Standardized testing
  • Education research

Other School of Medicine Faculty

Faculty Member

Education

Professional Interests

Jun Lian

Jun Lian
Assistant Professor
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology

BS: Tsinghua University
MS: Chinese Academy of Sciences
PhD: Case Western Reserve University
Post-Doc: Stanford University

DABR, Therapeutic Radiological Physics

  • Radiation therapy physics
  • Medical image processing
Eric Schreiber (newer)

Eric Schreiber
Assistant Professor
UNC Dept. of Radiation Oncology

BS: University of Notre Dame
PhD: Duke University
Post-Doc: UNC Chapel Hill

DABR, Therapeutic Radiological Physics

  • Medical physics and computing
  • Education research

Clinical Instructors and Facilitators

Faculty Member

Education

Professional Interests

Leslie Adams (2013)

Leslie Adams
Radiation Therapist

BS, RT (R)(T)
BS: Florida State University
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Ernie Bowen

Ernie Bowen
Radiation Therapist

BS, MS, RT (R)(T)
BS and MS: Clemson University
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
  • Healthcare economics
Melissa Bass (2013)

Melissa Bass
Radiation Therapist

BS, RT (R)(T)
BS: East Carolina University
Radiography Program:  Pitt Community College
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals

  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Anne Camp

Anne Camp
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Jackie Carter (2013)

Jackie Carter
Certified Medical Dosimetrist

BS, RT (R)(T), CMD
BS: Thomas Edison State College
Radiography Program: Vance Granville Community College
Therapy Program: Forsyth Technical Community College
Dosimetry Program: Pitt Community College/East Carolina University

  • Medical dosimetry
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Tim Cullip

Tim Cullip
Software Engineer

BS: San Diego State University
MS: UNC Chapel Hill
  • PLUNC treatment planning software design and implementation
Raina Erwin

Raina Erwin
Certified Medical Dosimetrist

BS, CMD
BS: University of Kentucky
  • Medical dosimetry
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Nadia Guthrie 2011

Nadia Guthrie
Radiation Therapist

BS, RT (R)(T)
BS: Winthrop University
Therapy Program: Spartanburg Technical College
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Ed Herrera

Ed Herrera
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Mark Kostich

Mark Kostich
Certified Medical Dosimetrist

RT (R)(T), CMD
Therapy Program: University of Cincinnati
  • Medical dosimetry
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Traci Leach

Traci Leach
Radiation Therapist

BS, RT (R)(T)
BS: Greensboro College
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Misty Lehman-Davis

Misty Lehman-Davis
Certified Medical Dosimetrist

BS RT (R)(T), CMD
BS: Weber State University
Dosimetry Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Medical dosimetry
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Kyle Metcalf

Kyle Metcalf
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Heather Morrison

Heather Morrison
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Wanda Nazar

Wanda Nazar
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: Montefiore School of Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Purvi Patel, CMD
Purvi Patel
Certified Medical Dosimetrist

BS RT (R)(T), CMD

BS: Virginia Commonwealth University

Dosimetry Program: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

 

  • Medical dosimetry
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Talisha Person 2011

Talisha Person
Radiation Therapist

BS RT (R)(T)
BS: Virginia Commonwealth University

 

  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Larry Potter

Larry Potter
Medical Physicist

BS: UNC Chapel Hill
MS: UNC Chapel Hill

 

  • Medical physics and dosimetry
Craig Rifkin

Craig Rifkin
Radiation Therapist

BA, RT (R)(T)
BA: Appalachian State University
Therapy Program: UNC Hospitals
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Kevin Shivel

Kevin Shivel
Radiation Therapist

BS RT (R)(T)
BS: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Deb Waters

Deborah Waters
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: Duke University Hospital
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Taylor Wellborn (2013)

Taylor Welborn
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: Forsyth Technical Community  College
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice
Philip Worsham

Philip Worsham
Radiation Therapist

RT (R)(T)
Therapy Program: Pitt Community College
  • Radiation therapy clinical practice