Courses and Guidelines


Our Physics course is taught primarily by David Schlesinger, Ph.D., with a portion of the lectures done by Sarah Scarboro, Ph.D. and Bruce Libby, Ph.D. Physics is held twice a week throughout the entire year.

Dr. Schlesinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery since 2004 and formally joined the Clinical Physics Faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology in 2009.  Dr. Scarboro is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology since 2017.  Dr. Libby is the Program Director of the Clinical Physics Residency and a Professor of Radiation Oncology.



Tarek Abbas, Ph.D. teaches our Radiobiology course, held in the spring of each year. The Radbio course was recently updated to better align with content tested on the ABR board examination in response to input from our residents. Our complete Radbio course is 17 lectures. This full course is held in odd-numbered years, next presented in 2021. We also have a condensed version of the Radbio course, with only 6 lectures. This mini course is offered in the spring of even-numbered years, last held in 2020.

Dr. Abbas is an assistant professor of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.



Statistics was taught by Nolan Wages, Ph.D. in 2018 and by Beth Horton, Ph.D. in 2020.  Dr. Wages and Dr. Horton work in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Translational Research and Applied Statistics. We have 6 lectures taught in the spring of even-numbered years, along with the short Radiobiology course.


UVA Radiation Oncology Guidelines for 2020-2021.

Our resident program complies with the ACGME guidelines.