Keck School Faculty

Michael Patrick Reilly
Michael Patrick Reilly
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology;Lead Physicist - Radiation Treatment Planning Service
Radiation Oncology
1450 Biggy Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Michael Reilly is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology-Medical Physics at USC Norris Cancer Hospital and USC + Los Angeles County Medical Center.

He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering. Following his doctoral studies, he spent several years working for a start-up company developing novel solutions for compact particle accelerators and plasma-material interactions. He also completed post-graduate studies in Medical Physics at the University of Chicago in 2014 followed be a two-year residency in Medical Physics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Following his residency training, Dr. Reilly became a faculty Instructor in Radiation Oncology-Medical Physics where he was selected to serve as the Chief Physicist for Dosimetry and Treatment Planning services at Washington University in St. Louis. He later joined USC in April 2018 where he now serves as the lead Physicist for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning. Dr. Reilly has presented and published multiple studies investigating the use of technology in patient care. He has received NIH funding in the form on a R21 for his research investigating the use of novel imaging technologies to position patients in Radiation Oncology.

Medical Physics Expertise: Treatment Planning, SRS/SBRT, Gamma Knife, Special Procedures

Measured Neutron Spectra and Dose Equivalents From a Mevion Single-Room, Passively Scattered Proton System Used for Craniospinal Irradiation Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 May 01; 95(1):249-57. . View in PubMed

Quantitative and Dosimetric Evaluation of Offline Adaptive Radiotherapy toward Establishing a Decision Support Framework for Evaluating the Necessity for Real-time Adaptation 2016. . View in PubMed

Commissioning and initial experience with the first clinical gantry-mounted proton therapy system J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016 03 08; 17(2):24-40. . View in PubMed

An Intra-Institutional Study of Cone-Beam CT Dose for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy 2015. . View in PubMed

Scalable multi-role surface-wave plasma generator 2014. . View in PubMed

Plume Expansion and Ionization in a Micro Laser Plasma Thruster Journal of Propulsion and Power. 2012; 24(1). . View in PubMed

Three dimensional measurements of the Helicon Wavelength Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 2010; 19(4). . View in PubMed

Magnetic field probes for use in radio frequency plasma Rev Sci Instrum. 2009 May; 80(5):053508. . View in PubMed

IEC Thrusters for Space Probe Applications and Propulsion 2009; 164-174. . View in PubMed

High Density Magnetized Toroid Formation and Translation within XOCOT: An Annular Field Reversed Configuration Plasma Concept 2007; 19. . View in PubMed

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