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Steve M Kirsner, MS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Service Chief of Satellite Physics, Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1986 University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, Houston, TX, MS, Medical Physics
1982 Houston Baptist University, BS, Nuclear Medicine Technology

Postgraduate Training

1983-1984 Premasters Fellow, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, TX
1982 Certification in Nuclear Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

1990 American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Radiologi


Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Radiation Safety Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Satellite Clinical Implementation Committee, 2006-present

Honors and Awards

2004 Outstanding Achievement in Medical Physics, MDACC Department of Radiation Physics
1986 Third place award at the Young Investigators Symposium, AAPM
1985 Most outstanding abstract for research in the area of Medical Physics, Graduate Student Research Symposium
1982 Graduated Cum-Laude, Houston Baptist University

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Schlembach PJ, Buchholz TA, Ross MI, Kirsner SM, Salas GJ, Strom EA, McNeese MD, Perkins GH, Hunt KK. Relationship of sentinel and axillary level I-II lymph nodes to tangential fields used in breast irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 51(3):671-8, 11/2001. PMID: 11597808.
2. Kirsner SM, Prado KL, Tailor RC, Bencomo JA. Verification of the accuracy of 3D calculations of breast dose during tangential irradiation: measurements in a breast phantom. J Appl Clin Med Phys 2(3):149-56, 2001. PMID: 11602011.
3. Sweigart KD, Richter MP, Horvick D, Kirsner S. Immobilization and stabilization of testicular clamshell shields in seminoma patients. Med Dosim 17:157-9, 1992. PMID: 1388682.
4. Hogstrom KR, Boyer AL, Shiu AS, Kirsner SM, Ochran TG, Krispel F, Rich T. Design of metallic electron beam cones for an intraoperative therapy linear accelerator. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 18:1223-1232, 1990. PMID: 2347729.
5. Kirsner SM, Hogstrom KR, Kurup RG, Moyers MF. Dosimetric evaluation in heterogeneous tissue of anterior electron beam irradiation for treatment of retinoblastoma. Med Phys 14:772-9, 1987. PMID: 3683306.

Invited Articles

1. Kirsner SM. Commissioning the Siemens Mevatron K.D. Proceedings of the 1987 Siemens Radiation Therapy Users Conference, 1987.
2. Kirsner SM. Operational Characteristics of Siemens Mevatron for Electron Arc Beam. Proceedings of the 1987 Siemens Therapy Users Conference, 1987.
3. Kirsner SM. Treatment Planning for Retinoblastoma. General Electric On Target Newsletter, 1987.

Last updated: 12/23/2015