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About ASTRO

Eric Ford

Eric Ford

Clinical Affairs and Quality Council Chair

University of Washington, Seattle

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1997
  • BS, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, 2000 - 2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1997 - 2000

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016 - present
  • Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016 - present, 2011 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 2005 - 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016 - present, 2002 - 2005

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Interim Director of Medical Physics and Vice Chair, University of Washington Medical Center, 2019 - present
  • Medical Physicist, University of Washington Medical Center, 2011 - present
  • Medical Physicist, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, 2005 - 2011
  • Medical Physicist, University of Washington Medical Center, 2002 - 2005

SERVICE TO ASTRO

  • Chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, 2018 - present
  • Director, Patient Safety Track, Annual Meeting, 2019 - present
  • Vice-chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, 2015 - 2018
  • Chair, Multidisciplinary Subcommittee on Quality Assurance, 2013 - 2015
  • Vice-chair, Multidisciplinary Subcommittee on Quality Assurance, 2011 - 2013
  • Member, Radiation Oncology Healthcare Advisory Council (RO-ILS), 2013 - 2019
  • Member, Multidisciplinary Subcommittee on Quality Assurance, 2008 - 2011
  • Vice-chair, FDA Subcommittee, 2011 - 2015

SERVICE TO OTHER ONCOLOGY OR RADIOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    • Chair, Science Council Mentorship Program, 2018 - present
    • Member at Large, Board of Directors, 2018 - 2020
    • Chair, AAPM Task Group 275, 2015 - 2019
    • Scientific Program Director, Annual Meeting, 2014 - 2015
    • Chair, Work Group on Prevention of Errors, 2011 - 2014

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Eric Ford is Professor, Interim Director and Vice Chair of Physics at University of Washington in Seattle. His areas of expertise are quality and safety, laboratory technology for experimental radiobiology, and global oncology. He has over 140 publications, four books and has been PI of multiple federal grants. Within ASTRO he has been involved in the development of the RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System since its inception in 2014. He has chaired the ASTRO Multidisciplinary Subcommittee on Quality Assurance and is now Chair of the ASTRO Clinical Affairs and Quality Council. This year he is director for the Patient Safety Track of the annual meeting. Dr. Ford is a valued mentor to students and residents and has been recognized with multiple teaching awards. At home, he and his wife attempt to keep up with their twin boys.