Meet our Residents

Name Background 

Medical Physics Resident Photo_KlemMichael Klem, MS 

Third Year Resident

Education:

MS, Medical Physics, Purdue University

BS, Physics, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, Minor in Applied Math

Research Area:  Low-frequency photoacoustic tomography, Acoustic-based proton range verification

Biography:  Michael completed his graduate studies in medical physics at Purdue University, with a focus on developing low-frequency thermoacoustic computed tomography with a particular application to proton range verification.  He joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as a medical physics resident in July 2019.

Rajesh Panthi, PhD

Second Year Resident

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

PhD, Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

MS, Medical Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

MSc, Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Research Area:  Prompt-gamma imaging, proton radiography, and x-ray spectroscopy.

Biography:   Rajesh completed a BSc in Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics from Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, and a MSc in Physics from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.  He also completed a MS in Medical Physics with a focus on the determination of energy spectra of x-ray beams from Oklahoma State University.  He worked with a research team as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Radiation Physics Department of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as a medical physics resident in 2020.

Medical Physics Resident Photo_PanthiShiping Cao, PhD

First Year Resident

 

Education:

Postgraduate Certificate, Medical Physics, Rutgers University

PhD, Physics, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BS, Physics, Heibei University, China, Major in Applied Optics

Research Area:  Thermal imaging

Biography:  Shiping completed a PhD in physics with a focus on the experimental study of electron incident double ionization of atoms.  She focused on ion mobility spectrometry before entering the field of medical physics through a certificate program at Rutgers University.  She joined the Department of Radiation Oncology as a medical physics resident in July 2021.