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John Chetley Ford, Ph.D.

Certification
American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Medical Physics

Awards
Shannon Award, National Institutes of Health
Stauffer Award, for best paper in Academic Radiology, Association of University Radiologists
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Connecticut
Physics Department Service Award, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, Virginia Commonwealth University

Education
PhD Physics, University of Connecticut
M.S. Physics, University of Connecticut
B.S. Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University
MBA in Technology, Drexel University
NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship, Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Post-doctoral Scholar, Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Biography
Dr. Ford has a broad academic and industry background. He was a research assistant professor at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in Department of Radiology, between 1991 and 1998. He worked at JMI Software Consultants, Horsham, Pennsylvania, as a senior systems developer, in 1999-2001 and as Chief Science Officer at Echo Vision, LLC, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, between 2002 and 2004. He was senior scientist at Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts, between 2004 and 2007, and a research MRI physicist at Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2007-2008. He then became Chief Science Officer of MicroMRI Inc., Langhorne, Pennsylvania, between 2008 and 2009. Prior to joining SCCC, Dr. Ford spent 6 years in the Virginia Commonwealth University, Radiation Oncology Department, as a research medical physicist and clinical assistant professor. Dr. Ford has extensive research experience in the areas of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, specifically use of MRI in targeting and assessing response to radiation therapy. Dr. Ford has had several research grants as PI and co-PI, and has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, with over 80 meeting abstracts and presentations. He served as Deputy Editor for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1994-1998 and is currently on the Board of Associate Editors for Medical Physics. He is board-certified by the ABR in Therapeutic Radiological Physics.