Meet our Alumni

Robert Pizzutiello

Founder & Licensed Medical Physicist

Robert Pizzutiello

Founder & Licensed Medical Physicist

In 1977 Bob began practicing medical physics in the Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 1979 he became Director of Medical Physics at Rochester General Hospital, where his areas of interest and expertise broadened to include diagnostic imaging physics and teaching medical physics to physicians. Bob formed Upstate Medical Physics, Inc. in 1983, to provide medical physics services to facilities that could not support their own full-time medical physicist. Since 1989, Bob has been the full-time president of Upstate Medical Physics, the largest private practice diagnostic medical physics group in NY State – leading a group of 10 professionals who serve well over 100 facilities across NY, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He has also served as consultant to many major imaging manufacturers, contributing his knowledge of imaging and broad practical experience to the manufacturing sector.

Bob has always believed in the value of being on the leading edge of professional and clinical developments. In 1987, he helped to pilot test the new “ACR Mammography Accreditation Phantom” at several client facilities. In the early 1990’s he became a medical physicist reviewer for phantom images for the ACR-MAP. After more than a decade of work with the ACR and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), Bob was appointed to the FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards Advisory Committee. When Stereotactic Breast Biopsy was introduced in the early 1990’s, Bob worked with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to develop the ACR Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation program and co-authored the SBB QC manual. Bob continues to serve on several key committees of the AAPM, ACR and ACMP.

Bob is an active lecturer, and has been invited to speak at over 100 programs in the last decade across the U.S., in South America and in China. His current special interests include breast imaging, MRI, and cone-beam CT imaging.

For Bob, the most stimulating aspects of his professional life is contributing to quality patient care by helping people to use radiation safely and effectively for imaging. He loves to learn and to teach, bring the benefits of basic science and new technology to the wide variety of facilities we serve. Coming from a large family, Bob sees our staff, our clients and their patients as part of a greater “family” with which we are all connected. He strives to promote the benchmark “treat every patient as you would your dearest family member” through the practice of medical physics at UMP.

Education

BS and MS Electrical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Certifications, Licenses, and Professional Organizations

New York State Licensed Professional Medical physicist

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Medical Health Physics

American Board of Medical Physics

  • Diagnostic Imaging Physics

American Board of Radiology

  • Therapeutic Radiologic Physics

Member and Fellow, AAPM
Member and Fellow, ACMP
Member and Fellow, ACR
Member, Society for Breast imaging
Member, American Roentgen Ray Society

Isaac Bailey

Medical Physics Residency Graduate 2019

Isaac Bailey

Medical Physics Residency Graduate 2019

Biography

Isaac received his undergraduate degree in Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State University.  He continued his education at the CAMPEP accredited Oregon Medical Physics Program in Portland, Oregon where he received his graduate degree.  During his graduate studies he had a focus in diagnostic imaging physics and subsequently completed his master’s thesis on the impacts of tube current and tube potential in Computed Tomography and the resulting influences on image quality and dose indices.

Isaac joined the Upstate Medical Physics residency program in June of 2017 and graduated in 2019.  He is currently employed by Oregon Health and Science Center.

He is originally from The Dalles, Oregon and now lives in Canandaigua, NY.

Education

M.S. in Medical Physics, Oregon Medical Physics Program, Portland, OR

B.S. in Radiation Health Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Certifications, Licenses, and Professional Organizations

New York State Limited Permit to Practice Medical Physics – Diagnostic Radiological Physics

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Resident Member

American College of Radiology (ACR), National Member in Training Physicist

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Member in Training

Certified Radiation Equipment Safety Officer (CRESO) for NY State

MQSA credentials to perform mammography surveys.

  • Including Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) units recently approved by the FDA

Arely Clavel

Medical Physics Residency Graduate 2018

Arely Clavel

Medical Physics Residency Graduate 2018

Arely Clavel received her undergraduate degrees from Stony Brook University, and her graduate degree from Columbia University’s CAMPEP-accredited medical physics program. During her graduate career, Arely volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital and wrote reference materials for incoming medical residents regarding diagnostic imaging modalities and respective radiation safety protocols. Her time at Sinai truly validated her growing passion for the field and laid a foundation for her to build skills.

Biography
Arely Clavel received her undergraduate degrees from Stony Brook University, and her graduate degree from Columbia University’s CAMPEP-accredited medical physics program. During her graduate career, Arely volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital and wrote reference materials for incoming medical residents, regarding diagnostic imaging modalities and respective radiation safety protocols.

Arely aspires to contribute to the medical physics field by improving diagnostic image quality, testing protocols, and patient safety. She graduated from the Upstate Medical Physics residency in June of 2018. She now works as a Junior Physicist in the New England Region for Landauer Medical Physics.

Arely is originally from Long Island, NY and now lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Education

M.S. in Medical Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY

B.E. in Biomedical Engineering Specialization in Bio-Imaging and Electricity, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

B.E in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Certifications, Licenses, and Professional Organizations

Mammography Quality and Standards Act (MQSA) Certified

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Resident Member

American College of Radiology (ACR), National Member in Training Physicist

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Member in Training

Colleen Kelleher

Medical Physics Resident Graduate 2016

Colleen Kelleher

Medical Physics Resident Graduate 2016

Colleen Kelleher received her undergraduate degree in Physics from Siena College, and her graduate degree from East Carolina University's CAMPEP-accredited medical physics program. She has completed Part I of the ABR exam for diagnostic medical physics.
Colleen first met the UMP team in June 2015 as a Landauer Medical Physics intern in Providence, RI. After establishing her passion for diagnostic medical physics, Colleen was pleased to join the Upstate Medical Physics residency program in January 2016. She is originally from Northford, CT and now lives in Chicago, IL.

Education

M.S. in Medical Physics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
B.S. in Physics, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Certifications, Licenses, and Professional Organizations

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Resident member
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Member in training
Rhode Island Registration of Radiation Physics Services
Massachusetts Registration of Health Physics Services - Shielding Design & Diagnostic Radiology
New York State Limited Permit to Practice Medical Physics - Diagnostic Radiological Physics

Victoria Frederic

Associate Director of Operations, Retired in 2018

Victoria Frederic

Associate Director of Operations, Retired in 2018

Serving the company since 1991, Vicki is most likely the first voice that clients hear when they contact UMP. Her convivial demeanor combined with her 18 years of prior human resource experience help to provide a reasonable understanding and direction when resolving issues, as well as development of trustworthy relationships with our many clients. Aside from the routine financial responsibilities of maintaining the business, Vicki functions primarily in an administrative capacity, and works closely with clients in the development of contracts and scheduling UMP staff visits. While she may not have met them personally, Vicki feels uniquely blessed to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people.

Vicki is originally from Philadelphia, PA.