Reinhard W. Schulte, MD, MS, DABR

Division of Radiation Research, Department of Basic Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA

Dr. Reinhard Schulte is Full Professor in the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, as well as Associate Professor of Radiation Technology in the Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Schulte has 25 years of experience in proton radiation therapy and proton radiosurgery. He earned a degree in medicine (Doctor of Medicine., summa cum laude) from the University of Cologne, Germany, and a Diploma in Physics degree (highest grade) from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is a licensed physician in Germany and in California. He is also a board-certified radiologist in Germany and a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology with a board certification in radiation oncology in the U.S. He has gained clinical experience in proton therapy at the world’s first proton treatment center, the James M. Slater Proton Treatment and Research Center. He has pioneered new technologies related to proton therapy such as proton CT and nanodosimetery.  His research in proton computed tomography was supported by a 4-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Health, which led to the development of a preclinical proton CT scanner. He was involved in two European consortia related to the risk of secondary cancer in children treated with proton therapy and biologically weighted treatment planning with particles, respectively. Since February of 2015, Dr. Schulte has been one of the principal investigators on a planning grant (P20) from the U.S. National Cancer Institute for the development of a national center for particle beam therapy research in the United States.