Camilo Correa
Medical Physics Graduate Program


Camilo Correa; Student

Hometown

  • Havana, Cuba

Education

  • MS: Medical Sciences; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • MsC: Nuclear Physics; Higher Institute of Technologies & Applied Sciences; Havana, Cuba
  • BS: Nuclear Physics; Higher Institute of Technologies & Applied Sciences; Havana, Cuba

Camilo is a PhD student researching the development of tissue-equivalent materials for clinical applications in Proton Therapy. In this research, Camilo is focused on studying if these equivalent materials have similar dose depositions and scattering properties as the real human tissues.

Camilo is also working on developing a computational anthropomorphic pediatric phantom, based on CT images of a physical phantom made of proton tissue-equivalent materials. Upcoming work involves the use of Monte Carlo to simulate real proton therapy treatment, to compute absorbed doses at organs near and out of the treatment field and validate the simulations by measuring doses at same organs during proton irradiations of the physical anthropomorphic phantom.

Camilo enjoys outdoor activities and exploring new places. Originally from Cuba, he loves dancing Salsa and enjoys spending time with family and friends.