Imaging Physics Residency Program

Department Chairman: Manuel Brown, M.D.
Residency Program Director: Matt Vanderhoek, Ph.D.
Residency Program Co-Director: Ashley Rubinstein, Ph.D.
Residency Coordinator: Jessica Artico

The CAMPEP accredited Imaging Physics Residency Program trains medical physicists in the clinical and technical aspects of medical physics in all imaging modalities. Residents also are prepared for other responsibilities of an imaging physicist including teaching, research, radiation safety, and administration. This training equips the resident with the necessary skills to be a vital member of the clinical team responsible for safe and effective patient care. Residents are strongly encouraged and funded to participate in national conferences throughout the residency.

The 2-year residency program has 11 staff physicists and accepts 1 new resident each year, via Med Phys Match. The new resident begins the program on July 1, following the Match. At the beginning of the second year, the resident chooses one of two options: Diagnostic Imaging Physics or Nuclear Medicine Physics. Here are the order of rotations for each option:

Each rotation is guided by one or two board certified staff physicists. For the Diagnostic Imaging Physics option, the final six months are for the resident to revisit any areas that they would like to cover in greater depth. Past residents have used this time to prepare for their future positions. For the Nuclear Medicine Physics option, the final eight months are devoted to more advanced, in-depth training in nuclear medicine imaging, therapy, dosimetry, and safety.

Our residents are members of the Department of Radiology. They also gain experience in Cardiology, Surgery, and other departments that utilize imaging equipment. Henry Ford Health consists of over 50 hospitals/clinics and performs over 1.5 million studies per year across over 400 imaging systems. HFH is a world-renowned teaching institution, allowing the imaging physics residents to access a wealth of daily conferences and lectures from many disciplines. All of our former residents have successfully found employment in medical physics prior to the completion of their residency.

Applicants may apply to the residency program via the Medical Physics Residency Application Program (MP-RAP), which can be found at:

For admission to the residency program, applicants must meet the CAMPEP educational requirements for residents entering a medical physics residency education program (Standard 3.1), which include the following:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in physics OR a degree in engineering/physical sciences with coursework equivalent to a minor in physics.
  • Completion of a CAMPEP-accredited MS/PhD graduate program OR a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program.

These requirements can be found at:


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