Mark Rivard



Mark J. Rivard, Ph.D., FAAPM, FABS is full Professor of Radiation Oncology at Brown University and director of the brachytherapy physics service at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Rivard was board certified in 2000 by the American Board of Medical Physics in radiation oncology physics and then with a letter of equivalence from the American Board of Radiology. He is past Chair of the AAPM Brachytherapy Subcommittee, past President of the New England AAPM chapter, has served on the Board of Directors for the AAPM and as Secretary for the American Brachytherapy Society, and is currently on several advisory and medical boards. Furthermore, he has served on editorial boards for the journals Applied Radiation and Isotopes, the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics and currently serves on the editorial boards for Medical Physics (since 2001), Brachytherapy, and the Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy. He has authored 135 peer-review scientific publications, 35 book chapters and books, and five patents. He is Principal Investigator on a number of clinical and research protocols (having served as a member of the Institutional Review Board and in 2007 as Vice Chair) and has received over $7M of extramural funding from government agencies and corporate partnerships. His research interests focus on brachytherapy, but include a wide range of translational research topics towards clinical integration of new radiotherapy technologies. These research projects have twice been awarded the Judith Stitt Award for Best Paper in Physics by the American Brachytherapy Society at their annual conferences. Professor Rivard has mentored 64 students in radiation oncology with the majority being medical physicists. When not pursuing all things brachytherapy-related, Mark enjoys spending time with his family hiking, go-kart racing, making astronomical observations, and traveling.