About Tom Sullivan, MS, DABR
Thomas (Tom) Sullivan, MS, DABR is the Medical Physicist at the Pacific Cancer Institute. After completing a degree in Mathematics, Tom obtained his Master’s in Nuclear Engineering Medical Physics program at the University of Missouri in 1978. He has been certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics since 1985. Tom brings a critical and unique perspective to our clinical team, that of a scientist trained in physics, including radiological physics, and also in clinical, basic medical and radiobiological sciences. Tom works along with our radiation oncologists, therapists, dosimetrist and others to assure the accurate deliver of all aspects of a treatment prescription. He joined Dr. Baker in 1994 to install Hawaii’s first radiation therapy accelerator in the newly founded Cancer Institute. Tom also implemented the most advanced state-of-the-art image-guided technology in 2012, the TrueBeam STx, we have today. As a core member of our team’s commitment to safety and quality, Tom, having served as the Radiation Safety Officer at numerous clinics and facilities, is responsible for ensuring our equipment is correctly calibrated to give a safe and effective dose, and runs frequent safety checks and makes sure our equipment is working properly.