Dr. Thomas “Rock” Mackie returned to the OHSU campus to serve as a visiting faculty
07/03/16 Portland, Ore.
Dr. Thomas "Rock" Mackie returned to the OHSU campus to serve as a visiting faculty to the Division of Medical Physics & presented a seminar "Data Mining for Radiology and Oncology". Dr. Mackie is professor emeritus of medical physics at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Emeritus Investigator, Morgridge Institute for Research and recipient of the William D. Coolidge award. His career includes the mentoring of 40 Ph.D. students, generating 42 medical technology patents and founding two influential Wisconsin companies. The most well-known is TomoTherapy (sold to Accuray in 2011), which markets a technology that delivers radiation doses that are precisely sculpted around tumors. The company has more than 600 employees and has generated more than $1.5 billion in sales. The other company, Geometrics Corp., produces radiation therapy treatment planning software under the name Pinnacle and used in more than 300,000 patient treatments annually. Now owned by Philips Healthcare and based in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, the company has more than 70 employees. "Rock" Has now added another line to his list of oncological orientated interests as Co-founder and Chairman of HealthMyme. In addition to his seminar, Dr. Mackie met with graduate students in the medical physics program and other Radiation Medicine faculty and staff.