Dr. Todd Pawlicki is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Medical Physics. He is also the Director of the Division of Medical Physics overseeing all the clinical and research Medical Physicists in the Department.
An internationally-recognized academic Medical Physicist with a focus on quality and safety. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is a former Secretary of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He has served on numerous ASTRO and AAPM committees and working groups (many as Chair), including the ASTRO Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, the ASTRO Multi-disciplinary Quality Assurance Sub-Committee, AAPM Task Group 218, Task Group 288, Task Group 302, Task Group 332 and is the Vice-Chair of the Medical Physics 3.0 Initiative. In recognition of his long-time contributions, he has been named a Fellow by both organizations (FAAPM 2012 and FASTRO 2016).
An author of over 100 journal articles, reviews and book chapters, Dr. Pawlicki is the Editor of the textbook Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy, the first international textbook focused on quality/safety in the field of radiation oncology, and has edited multiple other textbooks. He is a member of multiple journal Editorial Boards and an Executive Physics Editor for the journal Practical Radiation Oncology. He is the Co-Director of the Systems Engineering & Design (SED) Program within the Center for Precision Radiation Medicine (CPRM) which is focused on re-designing Radiation Oncology, particularly QA approaches and the role of the Medical Physicist.
He serves on numerous Department Committees including the Faculty Merits & Promotions Committee, the Committee on Committees, the Executive Finance Committee, the Faculty Climate & Development Committee, and the RMAS Council, an Advisory Board to the Chair comprised of senior Department Leaders. He has served a multiple committees within UC San Diego including Chair Search committees, Radiation Safety Committee and the UC San Diego School of Medicine Core Curriculum Committee. He is also involved in resident education and is the Director of the Leadership & Professionalism Course for the Medical and Physics Residents.