Paul Abbass, RT(T), MS, CMD, DABR

Paul Abbass, RT(T), MS, CMD, DABR, is the chief of Medical Physics for the Cancer Center of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), as well as radiation safety officer for the Faxton Campus.

Abbass received a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and a second bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He earned his master’s degree in Medical Physics from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois and earned board certification as a Therapeutic Medical Physicist through the American Board of Radiology (ABR). He is also a board certified radiation therapist and medical dosimetrist.

Prior to his current position, Abbass worked for six years as a staff physicist at The Regional Cancer Center. In his new role, Abbass is responsible for the safe and accurate administration of radiation for cancer treatment. He oversees the dosimetry planning team and is in charge of the calibration and quality assurance of two linear accelerators, one radioactive source remote afterloader system, one CT simulator and monthly prostate seed radioactive implants. He uses his knowledge of radiobiological principles to ensure patients are treated safely and effectively. In his role as radiation safety officer, Abbass oversees all radiation related activities taking place at the Faxton Campus.

Abbass is also an adjunct professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, teaching junior and senior level radiation physics courses.