UFHPTI Announces New Director of Physics

Dr. Perry Johnson is the new UFHPTI Director of PhysicsThe University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI) announced the conclusion of its national search for a Director of Physics on June 14, 2021. Perry Johnson, Ph.D., who previously served as interim director, has been selected as permanent UFHPTI Director of Physics.

Dr. Johnson (right) will manage and oversee UFHPTI medical physicists and associated staff and will contribute to UFHPTI strategic planning, partnership building, and the cultivation of new research initiatives.

Dr. Johnson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida, has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and serves as a reviewer for several journals and conferences. With patient safety as a primary research interest, he is also a member of a number of institutional and national committees related to error prevention.

“Dr. Johnson’s commitment to patient safety, his dedication to research, and his passion for education are among his many strengths,” said Stuart L. Klein, UFHPTI Executive Director. “Please join me in congratulating Dr. Johnson on an outstanding job leading our physics department and for his contributions to fulfilling our mission of providing exceptional care for all our patients and advancing the field of radiation oncology.”

For more information, visit the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute website.

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