Dr Ivan Rosenberg

Membre d'honneur
  Professeur de radio-oncologie à l’Université de Pennsylvanie. Ses recherches portent su la protonthérapie.
Marie-Claire Busnel


Positions And Experience

Consultant Physicist (R&D) and Physics Lead, Proton Therapy Task Group Radiotherapy Physics
The University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG, UK

Head of Radiotherapy Physics
The University College Hospitals NHS Trust
Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London W1T  3AA, UK.

Deputy Head, Radiotherapy Group, Department of Physics
Royal Marsden NHS Trust
Fulham Road, London SW3 6JJ, UK

Medical Physicist and Associate Professor,
Dept. of Therapeutic Radiology, Rush University and Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA

Medical Physicist and Assistant Professor,
Michael Reese / University of Chicago
Center for Radiation Therapy, Chicago, Illinois 60602, USA

Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer,
Radiation Therapy Department, Regional Cancer Center,
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elgin, Illinois 60120, USA

Medical Physicist, Neutron Therapy Facility,
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,
Batavia, Illinois 60510, USA

Medical Physicist, Basic Grade,
Regional Clinical Physics Department.Christie Hospital, Manchester, England.

Academic Positions and Supervision and Teaching Experience

2017 – present
Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2000 – present
Professor (2010), Associate Prof (2005) and Assistant Prof,
Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University College London

2000 – 2015
Member of Examination Board,  M.Sc. course in Radiation Physics
Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University College London.

2000 – present
Direct Supervisor and Co-Supervisor of several M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, UCL

Lectures on Radiation Oncology Physics and Dosimetry,
M.Sc. course in Radiation Physics
Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University College London.

Lecturer in “A Practical and Theoretical Course in Radiotherapy Physics”, the Joint Department of Physics, Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial Cancer Research.

Course Director and Lecturer in Radiological Physics to Ph.D. and M.Sc. candidates in Medical Physics, Rush University, Chicago, IL.

Direct Supervisor of several M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

Member of several other Degree Committees.

Instructor in Clinical Physics practicum for all degree students.

1987 ‑ 1990
Instructor in Radiological Physics to Ph.D. candidates in Medical Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Instructor in Physics and Mathematics, Accredited RTT School, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Course Director, Physics and Mathematics, Accredited RTT School, St. Joseph’s Hospital , Elgin, IL.


Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Department of Radioastronomy, Ph.D. in Physics
Thesis: « Structure and Evolution of Supernova Remnants »

Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Bachelor of Arts 1st Class (Distinction), Physics and Math.


American Board of Radiology:  Therapeutical Radiological Physics (1980).


Health Professional Council: Registered Clinical Scientist (CS.1952)


Hospital Physicist Association (HPA)
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. (ASTRO)
Fellow, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. (ESTRO)
Associate Member, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Personal Status
Citizen of both the United States of America  and Italy

Major Areas Of  Scientific and Management Activity

  • Managed and supervised move of large Radiotherapy Department to new site in under four months without loss of throughput.
  • Physics Lead on UCLH Proton Therapy Task Group in successful bid for Department of Health Award of Proton Therapy approved provider.
  • Major input into Technical Specifications, Clinical Workflow, Room Design and Radiation Protection for the upcoming Proton Therapy Centre at University College London Hospitals.
  • Consultations on Room Design and Radiation Protection for several new Radiotherapy Departments built in the UK under the Private Finance Initiative.
  • Implementation and development of several specialised RT modalities, including: Intraoperative Electron RT, CT-based Total Body RT, Total Skin Electron RT, Fractionated Conformal Stereotactic Radiotherapy, IMRT, VMAT, IGRT.
  • Managed and participated in the selection, planning, room design and shielding calculations, installation and commissioning of over 20 new treatment units, including Varian, Siemens and GE/CGR.
  • Installation and commissioning of several 2-D and 3-D Treatment Planning Systems in close collaboration with vendors, including Pinnacle, Cadplan/Eclipse, OTP-MasterPlan.
  • Active member of National AAPM Task Group 23 on Quality Assurance of Treatment Planning Systems.
  • Major development work on unique high energy (66 MeV p-Be) neutron beam for Radiotherapy at Fermilab
  • Personally adapted and expanded Treatment Planning System for Fermilab neutrons.


Major Areas of Professional Involvement

  • Referee for Scientific Journals, including: Medical Physics, Physics in Biology and Medicine, Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • Member of UK Department of Health appointed External Assessors Panel, sitting on Recruitment Interviews by other Institutions to monitor standards and fairness
  • Member of IPEM Assessor Panel, to interview Candidates for Corporate Membership of IPEM
  • Member of Panel of Assessors for the Association of Clinical Scientists, to interview Candidates for State Registration (UK requirement for NHS Employment)
  • Trustee of The Cyclotron Trust, UK Registered Charity dedicated to promoting Cancer Treatment with Heavy Particles
  • Member of the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group (NRAG) sub-group on Proton Therapy.


Selected Publications

Paul J. Doolan, Jailan Alshaikhi, Ivan Rosenberg, Christopher G. Ainsley, Adam Gibson, Derek D’Souza, El Hassane Bentefour, Gary Royle: A comparison of the dose distributions from three proton treatment planning systems in the planning of meningioma patients with single-field uniform dose pencil beam scanning. JACMP 16(1): 86-99, 2015.

Helo Y, Kacperek A, Rosenberg I, Royle G, Gibson A P: The physics of Cerenkov light production during proton therapy. Physics in medicine and biology 59(23): 7107-23, Dec 2014.

James Kwame Annkah, Ivan Rosenberg, Naina Hindocha, Syed Ali Moinuddin, Kate P. M. Ricketts, Abiodun Adeyemi, Gary Royle. : Assessment of the dosimetric accuracies of CATPhan 504 and CIRS 062 using kV-CBCT for performing direct calculations. Journal of Medical Physics 39(3), July 2014.

Yusuf Helo, Ivan Rosenberg, Andrzej Kacperek, Derek D’Souza, Lindsay MacDonald, Emma Dixon, Robert Speller, Gary Royle, Adam Gibson : Cerenkov optical emissions in particle radiotherapy, Conference Paper. Biomedical Optics April 2014.

Helo Yusuf, Rosenberg Ivan, D’Souza Derek, Macdonald Lindsay, Speller Robert, Royle Gary, Gibson Adam: Imaging Cerenkov emission as a quality assurance tool in electron radiotherapy. Physics in medicine and biology 59(8): 1963-78, Apr 2014.

Reshma P Patel, Alison J Warry, David J Eaton, Christopher H Collis, Ivan Rosenberg. : In-vivo Dosimetry for Total Body Irradiation: five-year Results and Technique Comparison. JACMP 15(4): 306-315, 2014.

Paul Doolan, I Rosenberg, C Ainsley, Adam GIbson, Gary Royle: A comparison of the beam configuration modules of two proton treatment planning systems, Conference Paper: PD-0570. European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology April 2013.

Gains JE, Stacey C, Rosenberg I, Mandeville HC, Chang YC, D’Souza D, Moroz V, Wheatley K, Gaze MN: Intensity-modulated arc therapy to improve radiation dose delivery in the treatment of abdominal neuroblastoma. Future Oncol. 9(3): 439-449, Mar 2013.

Wolfgang Sauerwein, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, Jeffrey D Forman, John Guelette, Sabet Hachem, Dan Jones, Andreas Krüll, Peter Lukas, Pierre Mandrillon, Winfried Petry, Ivan Rosenberg, Frederik Venimmen, James S Welsh. : Neutron radiotherapy in South Africa: neutron radiotherapy should continue. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde 102(5): 269-270, May 2012.

H. Mandeville, C. Stacey, Y. C. Chang, N. Fersht, K. Sullivan, S. A. Moinuddin, I. Rosenberg, D. D’Souza, M. Gaze: Clinical Implementation of Rapdarc for the Treatment of Paediatric Head and Neck and Brain Tumors at UCLH. Radiotherapy and Oncology Page: 99, May 2011.