Katherine Albano, MS

Katherine Albano, MS Senior Medical Physicist

Department of Radiation Oncology
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
kalbano@mcw.edu

Education

  • Masters of Science, Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1987-1989).
  • Physics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO (1984-1987).
  • BS, Nursing, Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, Kansas (1973-1977).
  • BA, French, Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, Kansas (1973-1977).

Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology Physics, American Board of Medical Physicists (1993).

Clinical Appointments

  • Staff Physicist: Department of Radiation Oncology, Froedtert Hospital,Milwaukee,WI, 2004 – present
  • Staff Physicist: Senator Joseph Andrea Cancer Center, St. Catherine’s Campus, United Healthcare Systems, Kenosha,WI, 2004 – present

Clinical Responsibilities

Froedtert Hospital:

  • QA and Clinical services
  • Gamma Knife
  • Mosiaq
  • 2D and 3D planning

Senator Joseph Andrea Cancer Center:

  • QA and Clinical services
  • Artiste
  • CT on Rails
  • Mosaiq
  • CMS 2D and 3D planning
  • IMRT planning
  • Dosimetric IMRT training
  • Prostate seed
  • Radiation safety/shielding

Representative Publications

  • Gamma knife surgery of vestibular schwannomas: volumetric dosimetry correlations to hearing loss suggest stria vascularis devascularization as the mechanism of early hearing loss.Wackym PA, Runge-Samuelson CL, Nash JJ, Poetker DM, Albano K, Bovi J, Michel MA, Friedland DR, Zhu YR, Hannley MT. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Dec;31(9):1480-7. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3181f7d7d4.PMID:20930653
  • Direct aperture optimization-based intensity-modulated radiotherapy for whole breast irradiation.Ahunbay EE, Chen GP, Thatcher S, Jursinic PA, White J, Albano K, Li XA.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007. Mar15;67(4):1248-58. Epub 2007 Feb 1.PMID:17275205
  • Posttreatment visual acuity in patients treated with episcleral plaque therapy for choroidal melanomas: dose and dose rate effects. Jones R, Gore E, Mieler W, Murray K, Gillin M, Albano K, Erickson B.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Mar 15;52(4):989-95. PMID:11958893

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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