Kent Riley, PhD, Memorial Physics Lecture

The Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program established the Kent J. Riley, PhD, Memorial Physics Lecture in 2015.  Kent was a physics resident in our program beginning in 2011, and he tragically succumbed to multiple myeloma in June 2014. Kent earned his PhD in Nuclear Engineering at MIT, and spent time as a research scientist at MIT and in industry before joining our program.  Kent was an internationally-known expert in neutron capture therapy (NCT) and a promising medical physicist who made a tremendous impact on all who knew him. The inaugural Memorial Lecture, entitled “Kent Riley and Neutron Capture Therapy in Boston and the World,” was given by Stead Kiger, PhD, a medical physicist at BIDMC, a mentor in the residency program, and a graduate school colleague and great friend to Kent.  We have continued to honor Kent’s professional legacy since then with an annual lecture that is always a very special event for our program.

Kent J. Riley, PhD Memorial Physics Lecture Speakers

2022 – Paul Keall, PhD
2021 – Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD
2019 – Thomas (Rock) Mackie, PhD
2018 – Jean Moran, PhD
2017 – Joseph Deasy, PhD
2016 – Wendell Lutz, PhD

2015 – Stead Kiger, PhD