Dr. Michael Butkus is Co-medical Director and Head of Proton Physics at the Dwoskin Proton Center at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami/UHealth Medical System; and Board member of the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT)
A University of Miami Radiation Oncology department summary noted: “In radiation oncology, the art of patient care meets the science of physics. For this reason, medical doctors and physicists both play a role in ensuring that the patient receives the finest and most appropriate treatment possible.” ITN spoke to Michael Butkus, PhD, to learn about the latest advancements in technology and proton therapy treatment. A summary of that discussion follows. The full video interview with him can be found here.