David Erickson, MS - Class of 2019

Undergrad: NC State
Grad school: Duke

David Erickson graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering. His undergraduate bioinstrumentation focus and interests in physics led him to the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University where his thesis research involved image processing of breast CT data for the purpose of creating virtual phantoms.  David graduated from Duke in 2015 with his M.S. in Medical Physics and worked for two years as a clinical medical physicist and radiation safety officer for a hospital in Northern California. He is excited to be back at Duke for clinical residency training in imaging physics.



Megan Russ, PhD - Class of 2019

Undergrad: SUNY Geneseo
Grad school: Univ. of Buffalo
Hometown: Long Island, NY

Dr. Megan Russ is currently a diagnostic imaging physics resident at Duke University Medical Center in the class of 2019. Russ obtained her doctoral degree in medical imaging physics from the University at Buffalo. Her research centered on characterizing high resolution x-ray systems for neuro-endovascular image guided interventional procedures. She is originally from Long Island, NY, and moved to western New York state to attend the State University of New York at Geneseo for her bachelor’s degree in physics.



James Spencer, MS - Class of 2019

Undergrad: Texas A&M
Grad school: Duke
Hometown: Dallas, TX

James Spencer graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nuclear Engineering before moving to Durham to enroll in the Medical Physics Graduate Program. James applied his enthusiasm for imaging in his thesis research entitled "X-ray Diffraction Spectral Imaging for Breast Cancer Assessment". He received his Master's Degree this past May and is now continuing on at Duke as an Imaging Physics resident under the leadership of CIPG. Outside of academia, James is a passionate piano player, loves binge watching TV series and movie marathons, and considers himself a foodie. While working as a resident to complete his board certification requirements, James is looking forward to his next two years continuing to serve here at Duke and learn how best he can add value as a resident to our healthcare enterprise.