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Hyperthermia Clinical Observer Program

The Hyperthermia Clinical Observer Program is hosted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology and was designed  to provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and abilities under the guidance of globally recognized experts in the fields of hyperthermia therapy physics and medicine. Dr. Molitoris with Hyperthermia Machine

This program aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse aspects of hyperthermia therapy while allowing them to focus on individual areas of interest. Depending on availability, the experience could include clinical interactions, meetings, lectures, rounds, and the observation of operative procedures such as quality assurance, treatment planning, treatment delivery, and thermal dosimetry. Dario Rodrigues, PhD

The Hyperthermia Clinical Observer Program is for educational purposes only. Through this experience, participants can gain a clearer perspective on daily operations across various roles associated with hyperthermia cancer treatment.

Who can apply?

The Hyperthermia Clinical Observer Program is open to healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in hyperthermia, including:

  • Physicians
  • Medical physicists
  • Radiation therapists
  • Medical residents
  • Medical students
  • Medical physics residents
  • Other healthcare professionals; for example: nurses, social workers, or palliative care specialists involved in cancer treatment and care.

Application Process

  • Healthcare professionals should email their current CV/resume and a 1-page personal statement detailing their interest in the Hyperthermia Clinical Observer Program to the program’s administrator at [email protected].
  • All observers must sign a confidentiality agreement as part of their involvement.
  • The program fee must be paid at least 2 weeks before the scheduled observership.
  • Observers are accountable for all expenses they incur throughout their observation period (i.e., the registration fee does not include lodging, meals, transportation, or parking, among other costs).

Duration & Fees

The length of the program is 3 days. For details on tuition and other specifics, please reach out to the program administrator:

Anna Dunlap Senior Administrator of MPTC

Anna Dunlap (she/her/hers)
Sr. Administrator
Maryland Proton Treatment Center
850 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office: 410-369-5241
E-mail: [email protected]

Jason Molitoris MD PhDJason Molitoris, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Hyperthermia Program
Maryland Proton Treatment Center
850 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office: 410-369-5200


Dario Rodrigues PhDDario Rodrigues, PhD
Lead Hyperthermia Physicist
Maryland Proton Treatment Center
850 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Office: 410-369-5200

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