Richard P. Levy

International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI), Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Richard Levy is organizer and director of the Medical Applications Section at CAARI (International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry) -- a biennial confer-ence since 2008. Dr. Levy got his MD from Boston University (1980) and PhD in Biophysics from UC-Berkeley (1991). He used to be full Professor of Radiation Medicine (Oncology) at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He completed Residencies and has current Board Certifications in both Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology. He is a principal investigator in multimillion dollar grants from both Department of Energy and Department of Defense (also from private Guenther Foundation). Dr. Levy first treated patients with charged-particle beams in 1983 at LBNL (with Bragg-peak helium beams), and in 1995 at LLUMC (with Bragg-peak proton beams). He does pioneering work since 1983 in stereotactic radiosurgery, image-fusion technology, and synchrocyclotron accelerator use for medical application.

Dr. Levy has now treated skin-cancer patients with electronic Xoft brachytherapy at seven different clinical facilities and utilized IMRT technology for oncology treatment at multiple clinical programs in California and in Arizona.