Program Administration


David R. Penberthy, MD, MBA

Dr. Penberthy is the Program Director of Radiation Oncology and has been with the department since January 2024. Dr. Penberthy provides radiation treatment for patients with lymphoma, sarcoma and pediatric cancers.

Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Ocasio 434-243-7258 or



Christopher Luminais, MD

Dr. Luminais is the Associate Program Director of Radiation Oncology. He joined the department as an Assistant Professor in August 2022. Dr. Luminais specializes in the treatment of patients with sarcoma and genitourinary (GU) cancers.

Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Ocasio 434-243-7258 or


UVA Radiation Oncology Residency Program Coordinator, Rebekah McComb

Rebekah McComb

Rebekah is the Program Coordinator for the Radiation Oncology Residency Program; she has been in this position since 2013.

Rebekah is married to her high school sweetheart and they have four wonderful children, ages 17, 14, 11 and 9. Rebekah enjoys volunteering in her spare time. She runs a Girl Scout troop, teaches Sunday school at her church, and is actively involved in the PTO at all of her children’s schools. She loves to read and has a slight Harry Potter obsession.

Contact: 434-243-3739 or


Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)
The CCC meets semi-annually to assist the program director in evaluating resident performance in the six core competency areas. The CCC is composed of three members of the program faculty and three members of the health care team (nurse, physicist, and dosimetrist). Residents are not eligible to serve on this committee. The CCC reviews all resident evaluations and comments and assigns Milestones for each resident to track their progress through residency.

Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)
The PEC meets annually to evaluate the full range of activities related to resident training with focus on improving training in the six core competencies. The PEC is made up of at least two program faculty and at least one resident as well as other members of the health care team. They actively participate in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational activities of the program.