Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics
The faculty and staff in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics at Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences are dedicated to each program and scholarship of all students. All professors, assistant professors and instructors are credentialed and provide a wealth of expertise and knowledge to each program.
Radiation Therapy Program
Faculty of the Radiation Therapy Program are dedicated to Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology. Each member is committed to providing students with the best instruction and clinical experiences available, to provide quality graduates to prospective employers, and growing the profession with students committed to professionalism, life long learning, and the art and sciences of radiation therapy. The Program at Saint Louis University truly demonstrates the Jesuit commitment to educational and personal development. Each faculty member brings talents that contribute to the competence and development of our students.
Robert Turco, Ph.D., is the director of Medical Physics at SSM St. John's Mercy - David Pratt Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. He provides lectures on various topics related to radiobiology and radiation safety.
Beth Lansing, CMD, RT(R)(T) is an adjunct instructor teaching dosimetry and treatment planning courses. Beth is an application specialist for Elekta Computerized Medical Systems and has clinical experience as a certified medical dosimetrist. Beth has been with the program since 2005.
John Bedwinek, M.D., is the Medical Advisor for the Radiation Therapy Program and is Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Bedwinek also holds a faculty appointment with the Radiation Therapy Program. He is currently the Director of Radiation Oncology, SSM Lake St. Louis. Dr. Bedwinek works with the radiation therapy students in the clinical setting and provides lectures and research mentorship as needed.
Additionally, students receive expert instruction from physicians, physicists, certified medical dosimetrists, nurses, physical therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, health care managers, computer science professionals and other experienced professionals on a variety of topics related to the field of Radiation Therapy.
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
Our faculty are dedicated to the field of Nuclear Medicine, with over five decades of combined experience in the industry. Each member recognizes that the quality of our graduates determines to a large degree the success of the field. We take pride in the graduates progressing from student, to professional, to becoming our peer; and see the program at Saint Louis University as a tool to further the Jesuit commitment to educational and personal development. Each faculty member brings talents that contribute to the competence and development of our students.
James Littlefield, M.D., M.Ed., is the Medical Director for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. Dr. Littlefield is a staff physician at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He provides lectures on a variety of subjects related to clinical nuclear medicine.
Ross Frye, B.S., CNMT serves as an adjunct faculty member. Ross is a graduate of the SLU NMT program. He teaches computer concepts, laboratory exercises and also serves as clinical supervisor at the VA Medical Center.
Erinn Kao, R.Ph., is an adjunct instructor for the radiopharmacy course. She is a radiopharmacist for General Electric Healthcare and brings real-world experience to the classroom and laboratory exercises.
Medhat Osman, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.M., is assistant professor at Saint Louis University and has a dual faculty appointment in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. He also serves as the Nuclear Medicine and PET Director at Saint Louis University Hospital. He works intimately with the NMT students on research initiatives, as well as provides many lectures.
In addition, students encounter expert instruction from physicians, nurses, physical therapists, radiopharmacists, physicists, nuclear medicine technologists, health care managers, computer science professionals and other experienced professionals on a variety of topics related to the field of Nuclear Medicine.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
This a new program within the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics. The department recently hired two additional full-time faculty members with expertise in MRI to ensure that students are provided a first class education. Martha Kennedy, M.A., ARMRIT, is the MRI Program Director and has more than 20 years of MRI experience and knowledge to the program. Austin Turner, B.S., CNMT, PET, RT(MR), is the Clinical Coordinator for the program. Marcey and Austin have over 30 combined years of health care experience.
Robert Turco, Ph.D., is an adjunct instructor for the Radiation Therapy Program. Dr. Turco is the director of Medical Physics at SSM St. John's Mercy - David Pratt Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. He provides lectures on various topics related to radiobiology and radiation safety.