BS, Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 1974
MS, Radiological Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 1975
MS, Radiological Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1982
PHD, Radiological Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1983
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1998−1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1999−2002
Associate Professor, Medical Physics Program, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2002−2009
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2002−2009
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2009-present
Clinical Speciality:Clinical leadership position in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; significant role in clinical program development.
Leadership in the Clinical Physics Section of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a radiation oncology practice that treats over 5000 new patients per year.
Key role in the implementation of 4D Computed Tomography and Lung Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy technologies in clinical practice at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Hundreds of patients have made use of these technologies since that time.
Development of a Quality and Safety Program in the Division of Radiation Oncology that has served as a model at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles
Prado KL, Anderson DW. Photonuclear Activation Ratios in Fluorine Compounds: An Index of Bremsstrahlung Quality. Med Phys 11(4):474-479, 1984.
Anderson DW, Prado KL. Measurement of Yield and Cross Section for the Al-27 (γ, 2p) Na-25 Reaction with a Clinical Accelerator. Int J Appl Radiat Isot 36(9):721-725, 1985.
Prado KL, Rakowski JT, Barragan F, Vanek KN. Breast Radiation Dose in Film/Screen Mammography. Health Phys 55(1):81-83, 1988.
Lewis CC, Prado KL. A Quest for Accuracy and Reproducibility: Design of a Simulation Record. Med Dosim 17(1):37-42, 1992.
Prado KL, Royce DL. Asymmetric Field Calculations. Med Dosim 17(2):95-99, 1992.
Pacyna LG, Darby M, Prado K. Use of Thermoluminescent Dosimetry to Verify Dose Compensation in Total Body Irradiation. Med Dosim 22:319-324, 1997.
Prado KL, Nelson SJ, Nuyttens JJ, Williams TE, Vanek KN. Clinical implementation of the AAPM Task Group 36 recommendations on fetal dose from radiotherapy with photon beams: a head and neck irradiation case report. J Appl Clin Med Phys 1(1):1-7, 2000.
Kirsner SM, Prado KL, Tailor RC, Bencomo JA. Verification of the accuracy of 3D calculations of breast dose during tangential irradiation: measurements in a breast phantom. J Appl Clin Med Phys 2(3):149-156, 2001.
Nuyttens JJ, Prado KL, Jenrette JM, Williams TE. Fetal dose during radiotherapy: clinical implementation and review of the literature. Cancer / Radiothérapie 6:352-357, 2002.
Kirsner SM, Kudchadker RJ, Prado K, Ha CS, Wilder RB, Cox JD. Clinical implications of incorporating heterogeneity corrections in mantle field irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 55(4):1135-1142, 2003.
Prado KL, Kirsner SM, Erice RC. Corrections to traditional methods of verifying tangential-breast 3D monitor-unit calculations: use of an equivalent triangle to estimate effective fields. J Appl Clin Med Phys 4(1):51-57, 2003.
Prado KL, Kirsner SM, Kudchadker RJ, Steadham RE, Lane RG. Enhanced Dynamic Wedge factors at off-axis points in asymmetric fields. J Appl Clin Med Phys 4(1):75-84, 2003.
Zhu XR, Prado KL, Liu HH, Guerrero TM, Jeter M, Liao Z, Rice D, Forster K, Stevens CW. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Mesothelioma: Impact of multileaf collimator leaf width and pencil-beam size on planning quality and delivery efficiency. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 62(5):1525-1534, 2005.
Nelson C, Starkschall G, Balter P, Fitzpatrick MJ, Antolak JA, Tolani N, Prado K. Respiration-correlated treatment delivery using feedback-guided breath hold: a technical study. Med Phys 32(1):175-181, 2005.
Briere TM, Lii J, Prado K, Gillin MT, Sam Beddar A. Single-use MOSFET radiation dosimeters for the quality assurance of megavoltage photon beams. Phys Med Biol 51:1139-1144, 2006.
Davidson SE, Ibbott GE, Prado K, Dong L, Liao Z, Followill DS. Accuracy of two heterogeneity dose calculation algorithms for IMRT in treatment plans designed using an anthropomorphic thorax phantom. Med Phys 34(5):1850-1857, 2007.
Liu HH, Balter P, Tutt T, Choi B, Zhang J, Wang C, Chi M, Luo D, Pan T, Hunjan S, Starkschall G, Rosen I, Prado K, Liao Z, Chang J, Komaki R, Cox JD, Mohan R, Dong, L. Assessing respiratory-induced tumor motion and internal target volume using four-dimensional computed tomography for radiotherapy of lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68(2):531-540, 2007.
Beddar AS, Kainz K, Briere TM, Tsunashima Y, Pan T, Prado K, Mohan R, Gillin M, Krishnan S. Correlation between internal fiducial tumor motion and external marker motion for liver tumors imaged with 4D-CT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67(2):630-638, 2007.
Zullo J, Kudchadker R, Wu R, Lee A, and Prado K. Implication of CT table sag on geometrical accuracy during virtual simulation. Medical Dosimetry 32(4):233-236, 2007.
Starkschall G, Desai N, Balter P, Prado K, Luo D, Cody D, Pan T. Quantitative assessment of four-dimensional computed tomography image acquisition quality. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 8(3), 2007.
Hunjan S, Starkschall G, Rosen I, Prado K, Tolani N, Balter P. Comparison of breath-hold and free-breathing positions of an external fiducial by analysis of respiratory traces. J Appl Clin Med Phys 9(3):34-42, 2008.
Liu R, Prado K, Cody D. Optimal acquisition parameter selection for CT Simulators in radiation oncology. J Appl Clin Med Phys 9(4):151-160, 2008.
Briere T, Tailor R, Tolani N, Prado K, Lane R, Woo S, Ha C, Gillin M, and Beddar A. Patient dosimetry for total body irradiation using single-use MOSFET detectors. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 9(4):200-205, 2008.
Liu R, Prado K, Gillin M. Simplified “on-couch” daily quality assurance procedure for CT simulators. J Appl Clin Med Phys 10(3): 49-55, 2009.
Prado KL, Prado CM. Photon-Beam Dose Distributions and Treatment Planning. In: Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 2nd. Ed(s) CM Washington and DT Leaver. Mosby, Inc.: St. Louis, 2004.
Prado KL, Starkschall G, Mohan R. 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy. In: Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology, 2nd. Ed(s) Khan FM and Potish RA. Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, 2007.
Prado KL, Prado CM. Photon-Beam Dose Distributions and Treatment Planning. In: Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 3rd. Ed(s) CM Washington and DT Leaver. Mosby, Inc.: St. Louis, 2010
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