Doctor Antonio Damato, PhD

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After obtaining a PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on medical and non-medical applications of phase contrast imaging, I trained as a post-doctoral fellow in therapeutic medical physics at Boston Medical Center. I focused on brachytherapy while an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women’s Hospital and eventually moved to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as brachytherapy physics division head in the Department of Medical Physics.


My clinical activities include leading the brachytherapy physics team in our mission of designing and delivering brachytherapy treatments, ensuring the quality of our clinical operations, developing new methods and techniques to further the scope of brachytherapy, and implementing new technologies in our clinic. My research has focused on the use of technological innovation to enhance quality assurance efficacy and efficiency, and the use of process analysis to improve the safety of the brachytherapy practice. Other areas of clinical and research focus have been image-guided brachytherapy using MR and CT and development of novel brachytherapy applicators and techniques.