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Timeline

2006

Department of Radiation Oncology Founded with Recruitment of Arno J. Mundt MD from the University of Chicago as Inaugural Chair

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Division of Medical Physics Established with Recruitment of Todd Pawlicki PhD from Stanford University.

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Catheryn Yashar MD recruited from the University of Louisville to establish programs in GYN and Breast Brachytherapy

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5 Total Faculty (AJ Mundt MD, Kevin Murphy MD, Ajay Sandhu MD, Cate Yashar MD and Todd Pawlicki PhD

2007

Center for Advanced Radiotherapy Technologies (CART) established with recruitment of Steve Jiang PhD from Harvard University

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La Jolla Administrative Suite and Conference Center Built

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Department Installs 1st Varian Trilogy Machine in Western USA

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First Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery Patient Treated

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Medical Physics Residency Program Established

UCSD Announces Intent to Develop a Proton Therapy Center

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5 Total Faculty Members

2008

Department Breaks Ground on 1st Regional Treatment Center in Encinitas

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10 Total Faculty Members

1st Frameless SRS Pediatric Case Performed

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Significant clinical growth continues with 1000+ new consults seen

Loren Mell MD Recruited from the University of Chicago to launch Clinical & Translational Research Program

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2009

La Jolla Radiation Oncology Expansion Groundbreaking

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1st Medical Physics Resident (Dan Scanderbeg PhD) Graduates

19 Total Faculty Members

2010

Radiation Oncology Residency Established
(4 Total Residents)

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2011

27 Total Faculty Members

Learning Center Founded

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1st Department R-01 Grant (Low Dose CBCT Imaging)

Significant clinical growth continues with 2000+ new consults seen

2012

32 Total Faculty Members

Department becomes RTOG Full Member

Radiation Oncology Residency Expands (8 Total Residents)

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Department Becomes an Official School of Medicine Department and Changes Name to Radiation Medicine and Applied Science

1st Department Radiating Hope Mission to Senegal
John Einck MD performs 1st Cervical Brachytherapy Case in Senegal’s History

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Kevin Moore PhD recruited to oversee Medical Physics Research Programs

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1st Radiation Oncology Resident Graduates (Doug Rahn MD)

1st Xoft Skin Cancer Treatment in South Bay

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2013

South Bay Regional Facility Expansion Groundbreaking

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Significant clinical growth continues with 3000+ new consults seen

38 Total Faculty Members

Department Chair A.J. Mundt MD elected President of the American College of Radiation Oncology

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Department Hosts 1st Annual Radiation Therapists Symposium

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2014

1st Proton Therapy Patient Treated

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Radiation Oncology Residency Expands to 12 Total Residents and Medical Physics Expands to 4 Total Residents

45 Total Faculty Members

2015

4S Ranch Regional Center Established

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Laura Cervino PhD named Inaugural Assistant Vice-Chair for Diversity & Inclusion

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Radiation Medicine & Applied Sciences Faculty Council Established

52 Total Faculty Members

2016

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1st IORT Breast Cancer Patient Treated

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55 Total Faculty Members

Significant clinical growth continues with 5000+ new consults

2017

Veronica Garcia named Vice-Chair Administration & Finance

Catheryn Yashar MD elected President of the American Brachytherapy Society

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Jona Hattangadi-Gluth MD named inaugural Assistant Vice-Chair Faculty Climate & Development

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Jim Murphy MD named the School of Medicine Academic Community Director

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2018

Eisenhower Medical Center Affiliation Established

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59 Total Faculty Members

Center for Translational Radiation Medicine & Imaging (CTRMI) changes its name to Center for Precision Radiation Medicine (CPRM)

Andrew Sharabi MD PhD is a Co-Investigator on a Moonshot U-01 studying immunotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer

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Todd Pawlicki PhD joins Board of Directors of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

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Physics Direct Patient Care Initiative Randomized Trial Launched

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RMAS Learning Center receives a USTDA Training Grant to work with the Uganda Cancer Center

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Multiple RMAS Faculty & Staff climb Mt Kilimanjaro as part of the annual Radiating Hope Fundraiser

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Sunil Advani MD awarded a prestigious R37 MERIT Award from the NIH

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10 Radiation Oncologists named Top Doctor by the San Diego Magazine

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2019

California Proton Therapy Center becomes an Affiliate of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Network

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Andrew Bruggeman MD named House Office of the Year—1st RMAS Resident to receive this prestigious award.

1st Ventricular Tachycardia patient undergoes SBRT

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63 Total Faculty Members

2020

State-of-the Art Ethos Machine Installed

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72 Total Faculty Members

QUIVER Research Center Established