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Melanie Dempsey

Melanie Dempsey, PhD, RT(R)(T), CMD, FAAMD

Program Director - Radiation Therapy

Associate Professor & Assistant Chair

Phone: 804-827-8218

Email: mcdempsey@vcu.edu


VCU School of Education, Doctor of Philosophy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Master's in Health Promotion
Certified Medical Dosimetrist
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. in Radiologic Science

Faculty Bio

Mrs. Dempsey has over twenty years experience in hospitals as a radiation therapist, medical dosimetrist and administrator. After spending two years at Harvard's Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in Boston, she relocated to Richmond where she managed the local HCA Hospitals' Radiation Therapy Centers. Mrs. Dempsey joined VCU in July 2006 where she focuses on radiation therapy physics, radiobiology and patient care courses. Additionally, she serves on the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Board of Directors and the Editorial Review Board of the ASRT publication, Radiation Therapist.

Teaching Interests

  • Radiation Therapy Physics
  • Dosimetry
  • Radiobiology