Leah Schubert, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–San Diego (CA) (2003)
Department: Radiation Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Medical Physics Residency Program

Recognition & Awards

  • IAEA Competition Towards a Strong Safety Culture in Radiation Medicine, International Atomic Energy Agency (2019)

Research Interests

Quality and Safety, Resident Education, IGRT, Brachytherapy, Tomotherapy

Teaching

  • Co-Director, Medical Physics Residency Program (2012)
    School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology
  • Director, Medical Physics Residency Program (2017)
    School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology

Publications

  • Thomas D, Miller B, Rabinovitch R, Milgrom S, Kavanagh B, Diot Q, Miften M, Schubert L, “Integration of automation into an existing clinical workflow to improve the efficiency and reduce errors in the manual treatment planning process for total body irradiation (TBI),” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2020; 10.1002, 1-7
  • Schubert LK, Hendrickson K, Miften M, McNulty M, Vinogradskiy YY, Thomas DH, Westerly D, Stuhr K, Corral J, Royer D. The Current State of Physics Plan Review Training in Medical Physics Residency Programs in North America. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2020 May - Jun;10(3):e166-e172. PubMed PMID: 31526898
  • Thomas DH, Miller B, Rabinovitch R, Milgrom S, Kavanagh B, Diot Q, Miften M, Schubert LK. Integration of automation into an existing clinical workflow to improve efficiency and reduce errors in the manual treatment planning process for total body irradiation (TBI). J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2020 Jul;21(7):100-106. PubMed PMID: 32426947
  • Thomas DH, Schubert LK, Vinogradskiy Y, Nath S, Kavanagh B, Miften M, Jones B. Technical Note: Deep Learning approach for automatic detection and identification of patient positioning devices for radiation therapy. Med Phys. 2020 Oct;47(10):5061-5069. PubMed PMID: 32562501
  • Schubert LK, Hendrickson K, Miften M, McNulty M, Vinogradskiy YY, Thomas DH, Westerly D, Stuhr K, Corral J, Royer D. The Current State of Physics Plan Review Training in Medical Physics Residency Programs in North America. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2019 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31526898
  • Ford EC, Moran JM, Kim GY, Schubert L, Rong Y. Parallel perspectives for building sustainable safety initiatives. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 Aug;20(8):5-10. PubMed PMID: 31365185
  • Pawlicki, T., and L. Schubert. "Successfully leading quality and safety initiatives in the clinic: patience, persistence, and pivoting." AAPM Newsletter (2019).
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Rusthoven CG, Schubert L, Jones B, Faught A, Castillo R, Castillo E, Gaspar LE, Kwak J, Waxweiler T, Dougherty M, Gao D, Stevens C, Miften M, Kavanagh B, Guerrero T, Grills I. Interim Analysis of a Two-Institution, Prospective Clinical Trial of 4DCT-Ventilation-based Functional Avoidance Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Nov 15;102(4):1357-1365. PubMed PMID: 30353873
  • Schubert L, Petit J, Vinogradskiy Y, Peters R, Towery J, Stump B, Westerly D, Ridings J, Kneeland P, Liu A. Implementation and operation of incident learning across a newly-created health system. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Nov;19(6):298-305. PubMed PMID: 30225861
  • Faught AM, Olsen L, Schubert L, Rusthoven C, Castillo E, Castillo R, Zhang J, Guerrero T, Miften M, Vinogradskiy Y. Functional-guided radiotherapy using knowledge-based planning. Radiother Oncol. 2018 Dec;129(3):494-498. PubMed PMID: 29628292
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Jackson M, Schubert L, Jones B, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Mitchell J, Rusthoven C, Miften M, Kavanagh B. Assessing the use of 4DCT-ventilation in pre-operative surgical lung cancer evaluation. Med Phys. 2017 Jan;44(1):200-208. PubMed PMID: 28102961
  • Waxweiler T, Schubert L, Diot Q, Stuhr K, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Rusthoven C, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Miften M, Vinogradskiy Y, “A complete 4DCT-ventilation functional avoidance virtual trial: Developing strategies for prospective clinical trials,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2017; 18(3), 144-152
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Jackson M, Schubert L, Jones B, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Mitchell J, Rusthoven C, Miften M, Kavanagh B, “Assessing the use of 4DCT-ventilation in pre-operative surgical lung cancer evaluation,” Medical Physics 2017; 44(1), 200-208
  • Vinogradskiy Y, Schubert L, Diot Q, Waxweiller T, Koo P, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero T, Rusthoven C, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Miften M. Regional Lung Function Profiles of Stage I and III Lung Cancer Patients: An Evaluation for Functional Avoidance Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Jul 15;95(4):1273-80. PubMed PMID: 27354134
  • Schubert L, Liu A, Gan G, Amini A, Hutchison R, Ernest J, Thornton D, Stoehr S, Hinman B, Stuhr K, Westerly D, Schefter T, Fisher C. Practical implementation of quality improvement for high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jan-Feb;6(1):34-43. PubMed PMID: 26577008
  • Schubert, Leah K., and Moyed Miften. "The Physics of Brachytherapy." Brachytherapy. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 13-27.
  • Brennen D, Schubert L, Diot Q, R Castillo, E Castillo, T Guerrero, M Martel, Linderman D, LE Gaspar, M Miften, Kavanagh B, , M Miften, J Vinogradskiy , “Clinical validation of 4DCT-ventilation with pulmonary function test data,” International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2015;92:423-429.
  • Schubert LK, Miften M. Towards a paperless medical physics residency management system. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 Nov 8;15(6):4866. PubMed PMID: 25493510
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Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Member
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology, Member
  • Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Member

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Therapeutic Medical Physics, American Board of Radiology, Board Certification (2012)
Volunteer Activities
AAPM Work Group on Prevention of Errors in Radiation Oncology, AAPM Work Group on Periodic Review of Medical Physics Residency Training, American Board of Radiology, AAPM Therapy Physics Committee, American College of Radiology, SDAMPP Outreach Committee, SDAMPP Education Practices Committee

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–San Diego (CA) (2003)
Department: Radiation Oncology
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