About Dr. Gress
While completing his master’s in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mr. Gress began training as a junior Medical Physicist at a large Medical Physics consulting group, covering primarily the Midwest and Northeastern United States. After several years and obtaining certification from the American Board of Radiology, he assisted in establishing and conducting the first private practice CAMPEP Residency Program in Imaging Physics. Mr. Gress joined the University of MD Anderson in the beginning of 2012. Later in 2012, he obtained certification from the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, enabling him to fully integrate into the clinical support of both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine operations at the University of MD Anderson.
Among other things, Mr. Gress has taken active roles in optimizing radiation safety practices for Y-90 microsphere therapy procedures and in leading ACR accreditation efforts in CT and Nuclear Medicine.
Senior Medical Physicist, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Associate Faculty, Graduate Program of Medical Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX
Applied and procedure-specific radiation safety, quality control, appropriate use of radiation dose indices.
Imaging protocol optimization, policy and procedure improvement, radi onuclide therapy, and r adiation safety in radiological imaging and nuclear medicine and quality assurance.
|2005||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, MSE, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences|
|2003||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, BSE, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences|
|2012||American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, Physics & Instrumentation|
|2009||American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiologic Physics|
Diagnostic Medical Physicist, Upstate Medical Physics, Victor, NY, 2004 - 2011
Associate Director of Residency Program, Upstate Medical Physics, Victor, NY, 2009 - 2011
Institutional Committee Activities
Imaging Physics Representative, Division of Diagnostic Imaging Informatics Functional Committee, 2016 - Present
Imaging Physics Representative, Division of Diagnostic Imaging MOC Committee, 2015 - 2016
|2013||Food and Drug Administration, CDRH Director’s Special Citation Award, AAPM WGCTNP|
- Gress DA, Dickinson RL, Erwin WD, Jordan DW, Kobistek RJ, Stevens DM, Supanich MP, Wang, J, Fairobent LA. AAPM medical physics practice guideline 6.a.: Performance characteristics of radiation dose index monitoring systems. J Appl Clin Med Phys 18(4):12-22, 2017. e-Pub 2017.
- Gress DA, Jordan DW, Butler PF, Clements JB, Coleman KA, Goff DL, Martin MC, Nishino TK, Pizzutiello RJ, Wagner LK, Fairobent LA, and AAPM Staff. AAPM Report No. 301 – An Updated Description of the Professional Practice of Diagnostic and Imaging Medical Physics: The Report of AAPM Diagnostic Work and Workforce Study Subcommittee. Medical Physics Publishing, 2017.
- Harkness BA, Allison JD, Clements JB, Coffey CW, Fahey FH, Gress DA, Kinahan PE, Nickoloff EL, Mawlawi OR, MacDougall RD, Pizzutiello RJ. AAPM/SNMMI Joint Task Force: Report on the Current State of Nuclear Medicine Physics Training. J Appl Clin Med Phys 16(5):5661, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26699325.
- Siegelman JR, Gress DA. Radiology stewardship and quality improvement: the process and costs of implementing a CT radiation dose optimization committee in a medium-sized community hospital system. J Am Coll Radiol 10(10(6)):416-22, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23491153.
- Cody DD, Fisher TS, Gress DA, Layman RR, McNitt-Gray MF, Pizzutiello RJ, Fairobent LA. AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 1.a: CT Protocol Management and Review Practice Guideline. J Appl Clin Med Phys 14(5):4462, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 24036879.
- Erwin W, Khouri I, Gress D, Kappadath S, Jessop A.. Target organ dose range-based, high-activity Zevalin®-inclusive non-myeloablative conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation: A stratified approach. J Nucl Med(57):1453, 2016.
- Gress DA. Diagnostic workforce subcommittee status and direction. Med Phys 42(6):3555, 2015. PMID: 26128628.
- Gress DA, Erwin W. SIR-Spheres dose vial activity assay cross-calibration with an outside radiopharmacy. Med Phys 42(6):3498, 2015.
- Gress DA, Kappadath, SC. A Robust and Improved Method of Analysis for Dose Calibrator Linearity Data Based on First Principles. Med Phys 41(6):131, 2014.
- Dodge CT, Gress DA. Improving the efficiency of CTDIw annual measurements with established 16 cm: 32 cm phantom ratios. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2(2), 2014.
- Siegelman JW, Magri A, Folio LR, Gress DA, MacGregor MK, Derderian VM. Designing/Enhancing Patient Safety Initiatives with NEMA XR25 CT Dose Check: Stewardship through Active Mitigation of CT Radiation Dose Events. Radiological Society of North America, 2013.
- Gress DA, Siegelman JW, Supanich MP, Magri A. Validation of Commercial Software’s Reported SSDE Values. Radiological Society of North America, 2013.
- Siegelman JW, Lincoln H, Gress DA, Lee C, Valentino D, Magri A. Comparison of the Organ Dose to the Lens of the Eye to ICRP Threshold Values for Cataract Formation in the Sinus MDCT Protocol Optimization Process. Radiological Society of North America, 2013.
- Siegelman JW, Gress DA. Design, Implementation, Benefits, and Costs of a CT Radiation Dose Optimization Committee, in a Medium-sized Community Hospital System. Quality Storyboard. Radiological Society of North America, 2011.