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The medical physics specialization is a graduate program leading to a master’s or PhD degree through the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The program’s goal is to provide a sound academic foundation and practical experience for those planning to pursue a career in research, teaching or clinical medical physics in either of the sub-specialty areas of medical imaging physics, therapeutic radiation physics or nuclear medicine physics.

Graduates are prepared for careers in these subspecialties or the continuation of their education in a postgraduate or residency program. The program comprises both academic and practical training components with the practical training taking place in affiliated hospitals. The medical physics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs, CAMPEP.

The medical physics group comprises faculty in multiple UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) departments, post-doctoral staff, graduate student assistants, and undergraduate students with additional contributions from bioengineering, clinical and allied faculty as well as technical and administrative staff. The medical physics program faculty conduct research, teach and practice clinical medical physics in affiliated hospitals.

Graduate Student Coordinator

Kara Rickicki

Graduate Programs Coordinator

Physiology and Biophysics

124-B Sherman Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214-8005

Phone: (716) 829-2417


Director, UB Medical Physics Program

Rudin, Stephen

Stephen Rudin, PhD, FAAPM, DABR, CHP

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Director, Division of Radiation Physics

UB-Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center, Erie County Medical Center Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5408