Department Welcomes New Residents

UF Radiation Oncology 2020 ResidentsThe Department of Radiation Oncology was pleased to welcome three new first-year Residents on July 1, 2020: Physician Residents Matthew Culbert, MD, and Nicolette Drescher, MD, and Medical Physics Resident Luke Maloney, PhD.

Matthew Culbert (shown  center) joins the department from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, where he was distinguished as a Geriatric Scholar and Dean’s Summer Research Fellow. During his clinical rotation at Stanford Medicine, he developed an animated decision-aid to educate patients with breast cancer and help them navigate their care. Matthew is a member of the the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the American Radium Society, and the American Geriatrics Society, among others. He enjoys videography and photography, as well as pickleball, ultimate frisbee, and krav maga.

Nicolette Drescher (shown left), a 2019 graduate of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, developed prognostic models of predicting life expectancy in metastatic cancer patients to tailor systemic therapy and palliative care. She was a recipient of an American Association of University Women Graduate Scholarship, the Hess Foundation Scholarship in Chemical Engineering, and the William H. Chandler Prize in Chemical Engineering, and was a Distinguished Young Women of York 2010 Program Winner. Her hobbies include golf, piano, and yoga.

Luke Maloney (shown right) received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he worked on developing sensitive low-cost detectors for active interrogation applications. Luke also investigated the effect of reverse transcriptase on cell radioresistance and the characterization of pulse shape-discriminating scintillators. He is a former teacher of high school physics and chemistry, and a member of the Southeast chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. His hobbies include DIY projects, cycling, rock climbing, and backpacking.


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