Brian Rasmussen, MS
Master of Science in Medical Physics
Bachelor of Science in Physics/Mathematics
I came to medical physics via a blessing in disguise. My mother was being treated for breast cancer and she happened to mention to her physician and the medical physicist helping with her case that I was going to school for Physics, but that I had not yet decided what to specialize in. I was given the opportunity to shadow that physicist and I immediately felt like I could make a difference by working in this field. It was during my mother’s battle with cancer that I applied to graduate school for medical physics.
My career in Medical Physics started at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, where I worked on research projects related to quantification of radiation dose for the establishment and maintenance of national standards. I am currently actively engaged in a variety of research projects and have presented my work at several national conferences. Formal publications of my most recent works are currently in the peer review process. Currently, I am working towards board certification under the Chief Physicist at MGH, Ken Chu, PhD.
Outside of work I do my best to enjoy the beautiful land of the Upper Peninsula. I particularly enjoy kayaking and competitive mountain/road cycling.