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H. Andrea Molineu, M.S.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Senior Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Supervisor, RPC Physics Assistants, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 547
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 745-8989
Fax: (713) 794-1364
Email: amolineu@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1999 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, MS, Medical Physics
1997 Samford University, Birmingham, AL, BS, Physics, Math

Board Certifications

2003 American Board of Radiology Therapeutic Radiologic Physics, Participating in MOC

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-2007
Junior Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2001-2003
Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1999-2001

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Associate Director of MD Anderson Phantom Laboratory, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 6/2011-present

Honors and Awards

2007 Leadership Award for Outreach Physics, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1998-1999 Presidential Scholarship, University of Kentucky
1997-1999 Quality Achievement Award, University of Kentucky
1997-1998 Fellowship for Women in Under-Represented Areas, University of Kentucky
1996-1997 Math Scholarship, Samford University
1993-1997 Physics Scholarship, Samford University
1993-1997 Presidential Scholarship, Samford University

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Chair, Working Group on Clinical Trials, 2012-present
Member, Quality Assurance and Outcome Improvement Subcommittee, 2012-present
Co-Chair, Working Group on Clinical Trials, 2011
Member, Task Group 119 Writing Group on IMRT QA, 2007-2009
Liaison Member, Benchmark QA Task Group (TG113), 2005-present
Member, Task Group on Verification of MU Calculations, 2005-2011
Member, Working Group on Clinical Trials, 2005-2011
Member, 1999-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Weber DC, Vallet V, Molineu A, Melidis C, Teglas V, Naudy S, Moeckli R, Followill DS, Hurkmans CW. IMRT credentialing for prospective trials using institutional virtual phantoms: results of a joint European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer and Radiological Physics Center project. Radiat Oncol 9(1). e-Pub 5/29/2014. PMID: 24885438.
2. Kry SF, Popple R, Molineu A, Followill DS. Ion recombination correction factors (Pion) for Varian TrueBeam high-dose-rate therapy beams. J Appl Clin Med Phys 13(6):3803, 2012. e-Pub 11/2012. PMID: 23149774.
3. Followill DS, Kry SF, Qin L, Lowenstein J, Molineu A, Alvarez P, Aguirre JF, Ibbott GS. The Radiological Physics Center's standard dataset for small field size output factors. J Appl Clin Med Phys 13(5):3962, 2012. e-Pub 8/2012. PMID: 22955664.
4. Stern RL, Heaton R, Fraser MW, Goddu SM, Kirby TH, Lam KL, Molineu A, Zhu TC, AAPM Task Group 114. Verification of monitor unit calculations for non-IMRT clinical radiotherapy: report of AAPM Task Group 114. Med Phys 38(1):504-30, 1/2011. PMID: 21361219.
5. Ezzell GA, Burmeister JW, Dogan N, LoSasso TJ, Mechalakos JG, Mihailidis D, Molineu A, Palta JR, Ramsey CR, Salter BJ, Shi J, Xia P, Yue NJ, Xiao Y. IMRT commissioning: multiple institution planning and dosimetry comparisons, a report from AAPM Task Group 119. Med Phys 36(11):5359-73, 11/2009. PMID: 19994544.
6. Ibbott GS, Followill DS, Molineu HA, Lowenstein JR, Alvarez PE, Roll JE. Challenges in credentialing institutions and participants in advanced technology multi-institutional clinical trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(1):S71-S75, 2008. PMCID: PMC2409281.
7. Followill DS, Evans DR, Cherry C, Molineu A, Fisher G, Hanson WF, Ibbott GS. Design, development, and implementation of the Radiological Physics Center's pelvis and thorax anthropomorphic quality assurance phantoms. Med Phys 34(6):2070, 6/2007. PMID: 17654910.
8. Ibbott GS, Molineu A, Followill DS. Independent evaluations of IMRT through the use of an anthropomorphic phantom. Technol Cancer Res Treat 5(5):481-8, 10/2006. PMID: 16981790.
9. Molineu A, Followill DS, Balter PA, Hanson WF, Gillin MT, Huq MS, Eisbruch A, Ibbott GS. Design and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Quality Assurance Phantom for Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 63(2):577-83, 10/1/2005. PMID: 16168849.
10. Cadman P, Bassalow R, Sidhu NP, Ibbott G, Nelson A. Dosimetric Considerations for Validation of a Sequential IMRT Process with a Commercial Treatment Planning System. Phys Med Biol 47:3001-10, 2002. PMID: 12222862.
Other Articles
1. Cervino L, Molineu A. Women's Professional Subcommittee (WPSC) activities at AAPM/COMP 2011. AAPM Newsletter 36(6), 2011.
2. Molineu A. Tips for a successful RPC phantom irradiation. AAPM Newsletter 3:3, 2006.
3. Ibbott G, Nelson A, Followill D, Balter P, Hanson W. An anthropomorphic head and neck phantom for evaluation of intensity modulated radiation therapy. Standards and Codes of Practice in Medical Radiation Dosimetry 2:209-17, 2002.

Abstracts

1. Followill DS, Molineu A, Xiao Y. IROC Organization and Clinical Trial Credentialing. Medical Physics 41(462). e-Pub 2014.
2. Molineu A, Alvarez P, Kry S, Followill DS. Is It Feasible to Tighten the Criteria for IROC's Anthropomorphic Phantoms?. Medical Physics 41(352). e-Pub 2014.
3. Faught A, Kry S, Luo D, Molineu A, Galvin J, Drzymala R, Timmerman R, et. al. Design, Development, and Evaluation of a Modified, Anthropomorphic, Head and Neck, Quality Assurance Phantom for Use in Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Medical Physics 38(6) (#SU-E-T-173), 2011.
4. Followill D, Alvarez P, Molineu A, Gillin M, Ibbott G. Evaluation of Lung Treatment Deliveries Using the Radiological Physics Center's (RPC) Thorax Phantom: Monte Carlo Heterogeneity Correction Algorithms vs. All Other Modern Heterogeneity Correction Algorithms. Medical Physics 36(6) (#SU-E-T-542), 2011.
5. Molineu A, Hernandez N, Alvarez P, Ibbott G, Galvin J, Followill D. Results from 1005 IMRT Irradiations of an Anthropomorphic Head and Neck Phantom. Medical Physics 38(6) (#WE-C-BRB-05), 2011.
6. Molineu A, Alvarez P, Hernandez N, Followill D, Ibbott GS. Adequacy of IMRT QA procedures as determined by irradiations of the head and neck IMRT anthropomorphic phantom. Int J of Radiat Onc Biol Phys 66:S128, 2006.
7. Alvarez P, Molineu A, Hernandez N, Followill D, Ibbott GS. Analysis of Multiple Irradiations of an Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom Containing Lung Heterogeneities. Int J of Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:S685, 2006.
8. Alvarez P, Molineu A, Hernandez N, Followill D, Ibbott GS. Evaluation of heterogeneity corrections algorithms through the irradiation of a lung phantom. Medical Physics 33:2214, 2006.
9. Followill D, Molineu A, Alvarez P, Ibbott GS. The state of radiotherapy physics through the eyes of a quality auditor. Medical Physics 33:2283, 2006.
10. Alvarez P, Molineu A, Hernandez N, Followill D, Balter P, Hanson W, Ibbott G. Anthropomorphic Phantoms for Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy . Medical Physics Journal 31:1732, 2004.
11. Molineu A, Alvarez P, Hernandez N, Followill D, Ibbott G. Evaluation of 60 IMRT Irradiations of An Anthropomorphic H&N Phantom. Medical Physics Journal 31:1822, 2004.
12. Molineu A, Alvarez P, Hernandez N, Followill D, Ibbott G. Evaluation of IMRT for institutions participating in NCI sponsored clinical trials. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 60:S319, 2004.
13. Bayouth J, Followill D, Nelson A, Ibbott G , Morrill S. Dosimetric Effect of a Hip Prosthesis when Delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): A Phantom Study. Radiotherapy and Oncology 68:S105, 2003.
14. Nelson, A, Balter, P, Hanson, W, Ibbott, G. Experience with an IMRT Head and Neck QA Phantom. Medical Physics Journal 29:1366, 2002.
15. Nelson A, Canaday D, Krasin F, Lawn-Tsao L. Dosimetry of I-125 Prostate Brachytherapy and PSA Survival. American Radium Society Annual Meeting, 2000.
16. Pais Jr. V, Nelson A, Canaday D, Krasin F, Lawn-Tsao L. Postoperative Prostate Brachytherapy Dosimetric Analysis: Correlation with PSA Survival. Annual Meeting of New England Section of American Urological Association, 2000.

Book Chapters

1. Molineu A. Dosimetry Equipment and Phantoms. In: Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy. Ed(s) T Pawlicki, PB Dunscombe, AJ Mundt, P Scalliet. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2011.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Radiological Physics Center
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: David S. Followill, Ph.D.
Duration: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2013

Last updated: 7/30/2014