Professor Ishmael Parsai is currently the Chief Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology
Department 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 physics are offered. Dr. Parsai is also an adjunct professor in department
of physics and astronomy at the University of Toledo, an adjunct professor at Wenzhou
University, P.R. of China, and an adjunct professor of Nuclear Medicine in University
of Findlay, Ohio.
Dr. Parsai has been a practicing medical physicist for over 27 years, board certified
by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in 1995, and the American Board of
Radiology (ABR) in 2006, and again in 2016 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),
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO), American College of
Radiation Oncology (ACRO), and the American College of Medical Physics (ACMP), among
others. He has authored or co-authored six patents with three of them licensed to
manufacturers for production and has 4 other Provisional patents in progress. He also
has published 59 peer reviewed full length articles and conference proceedings in
preferred journals, six book chapters, 143 abstracts, 73 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, and Dean’s
Award for Excellence in Research in 2014, Dr. Parsai continues to remain active in
his ground breaking research and has served as the major advisor to 16 Ph.D. students
and 54 Master level students graduated in the past 10 years.
Dr. Parsai has also 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, and
the International Organization of Medical Physics fellowship in 2015.
Dr. Parsai serves or has served in many committees or sub-committees of professional
organizations. He was recently elected as the president elect for the Society of Directors
of Medical Physics (SDMPP) in January 2017, serves the American Board of Radiology
(ABR) as an oral board examiner since 2006, member of Board of Directors (AAPM), Regional
Organizational Committee (AAPM), Newsletter Editorial Board (AAPM), Publication Committee
(IOMP), 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 including the Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, in Rome,
Italy, University of Bangkok, and the World Congress Meeting of Medical Physics in
University of Shiraz, national Medical Physics meetings held in Universities of Mashhad,
and Tehran, Iran, and national meeting at University of Wenzhou, PR of China.
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