Carlos Colon-Ortiz
Medical Physics Graduate Program


Hometown

  • Orlando, FL

Education

  • BS: Biomedical Engineering; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Carlos is an incoming MS student. He earned his degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in physics in May 2022. Because of his keen interest in radiology, he learned about the field of medical physics through the Medical Physics Undergraduate Internship program at UF under the direction of Dr Barreto; and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring program, where he was exposed to a wide variety of medical physics related research. His current research pursuits comprise dosimetry studies for alpha-particle radiopharmaceutical therapy at the cellular level.

Carlos is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Florida to become a University of Florida Gator. Due to the lack of medical physics programs on the island, one of his goals is to collaborate with academic institutions in Puerto Rico to create awareness of this field to improve radiation safety protocols and regulations.

Since the start of his academic career at UF, Carlos has also developed his musical skills as a university carillonneur, offering music to the college community in his participation of weekly recitals at the Century Tower Carillon and occasionally performing in various other keyboard instruments like piano and organ. During his free time, he likes to practice swimming, study music, and read and write poetry.