E. Ishmael Parsai, Ph.D., FARCO, DABR, DABMP
Dr. Parsai is a Professor of Radiation Oncology and Chief of Medical Physics Division at the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus (UT-HSC) and the director of graduate medical physics program in university of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. In this program both MS and Ph.D. degrees in radiation oncology physics and in diagnostic medical imaging are offered. The Ph.D. degrees are offered as a joint collaboration between departments of radiation oncology, radiology, and physics & astronomy. Dr. Parsai is also an adjunct professor in department of physics and astronomy at the University of Toledo, and an adjunct professor of Nuclear Medicine in University of Findlay, Ohio.
Dr. Parsai has been a practicing medical physicist for over 26 years, board certified by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in 1995, and the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in 2006 in Radiation Oncology Physics and therapeutic radiologic physics respectively. Dr. Parsai is a full member of numerous scientific organizations including the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the American College of Medical Physics (ACMP), American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO), and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) among others. He has authored or co-authored four patents with two of them licensed to manufacturers for production. He also has published 46 peer reviewed full length articles and conference proceedings in preferred journals, six book chapters, 95 abstracts, 54 paper and poster presentations presented in national or international meetings, and a number of scientific and professional articles published in numerous non-proffered journals. A recipient of Dean’s Graduate Mentor Award at the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus in 2008, Dr. Parsai has served as the major advisor to 10 Ph.D. students and 34 Master level students in the past 10 years.
Dr. Parsai served as the editor of the Medical Physics World, the official bulletin of the International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) from 2000 - 2009. This bulletin has a circulation of over 18400 members and is distributed in 79 adhering countries and over 15 non-member countries around the world. He also served as the chairman of the ACRO Physics Commission from 2001 – 2010 with direct involvement in the college’s accreditation program. Dr. Parsai is the winner of the 2004 Simon Kramer Medal from the American College of Radiation Oncology for dedicated and outstanding service to the college and received his fellowship from the ACRO in 2007. He also received the American Association of Physicists in Medicine fellowship in 2010.
Dr. Parsai serves or has served in many committees or sub-committees of professional organizations such as the American Board of Radiology (ABR) where he serves as an oral board examiner since 2006, membership in Publication Committee (IOMP), Standards Committee (ACRO), Evaluation of the Emerging Technologies Committee (ASTRO), International Scientific Exchange Program (AAPM), Exchange International Scientists Program (AAPM), Professional task force TG-103 (AAPM), and the International Affairs Committee of the AAPM among others. Dr. Parsai has presented many invited talks locally in United States or abroad most recent ones at the Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, in Rome, Italy, University of Bangkok, and the World Congress Meeting of Medical Physics in Mashhad University, Iran.
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