Prof. (Dr.) Bhaskaran Pillai, Professor and Head, Medical Physics & Radiation Safety, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, has been elected as Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He was recently recognized as Fellow at the AAPM 2017- AAPM 59th Annual Meeting & Exhibition and at their awards function at Denver, Colorado, USA, held from July 30-August 3, 2017.

Bhaskaran K. Pillai worked as a Senior Scientific Officer heading the Division of Medical Physics at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center, India. He obtained a MS in Radiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in Biomedical Physics at the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio.

He is certified by the ABR in Therapeutic, Diagnostic and Medical Nuclear Physics. He has been a member of several committees of AAPM and has several publications to his credit, including a book chapter, several abstracts and presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Pillai’s has been responsible for initiating the Medical Physics and Radiation Safety Department at Amrita. He has passionately formulated state-of-the-art Quality Assurance processes for all Radiation Oncology and Radiology modalities. He has trained and mentored 48 Medical Physicists. He also instituted a two-year Post Graduate Diploma program in Medical Radiological Sciences, employing a distance learning internet tool where an all-volunteer faculty from the USA, Canada, and Australia interactively teach students in India.

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