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Abdul M. Kazi
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Abdul M. Kazi Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Radiation Oncology
Location: MSTF, 5-00 A
Phone: 410-706-3865
Phone: 410-706-3889
Fax: 410-706-5270

Personal History:

Dr. Kazi received his Ph.D. from Kent State University, Ohio in condensed matter theory. Driven by a few encounters with cancers in his family he became interested to become a Medical Physicist and enrolled himself in a two year NCI Post-Doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. During this period he worked using water calorimeter and developed a strong foundation in absolute radiation dosimetry which led him to be a recipient of Farrington Daniel award offered by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

He is an American Board of Radiology (ABR) Certified Medical Physicist with 20+ years of medical physics experience. He joined the University of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2013 as Chief of the MCART (Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation Threats) Radiation Physics Core.

Research Interests:

  • Standardization of dosimetry practices among MACRT consortium
  • Use of OSLD (Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimeter) to conduct remote dosimetry auditing
  • Use of gafchromic film as a dosimeter to conduct remote dosimetry auditing
  • Use of gafchromic film to acquire portal images for small animal irradiation


  • Motakabbir, Kazi A., Göran Grimvall, Thermal conductivity minimum of metals, Physical Review B. 1981 Jan: 23 523-526
  • Lee, MA, Motakabbir, Kazi A., Schmidt, KE. Ground state of the extended one-dimensional Hubbard model: A Green's function Monte Carlo algorithm, Physical Review Letters, 1984 Sep: 53 1191-1194
  • Schnitker, J., Motakabbir, Kazi A., Rossky PJ. Friesner RA, A priori calculation of the optical absorption spectrum of the hydrated electron, Physical Review Letters, 1988 Feb: 60 456-459
  • Motakabbir, Kazi A., Schnitker, J., Rossky PJ, Transient photo physical hole-burning spectroscopy of the hydrated electron: A quantum dynamical simulation, Journal of Chemical Physics, 1989 Mar: 90 6916-6924
  • Raghavan, K, Foster, K, Motakabbir, Kazi A., Berkowitz, M, Structure and dynamics of water at the Pt(111) interface: Molecular dynamics study, Journal of Chemical Physics, 1990 Oct: 91 2110-2117
  • Schulz#, RJ, Huq, MS, Venkataramanan, N, Motakabbir*, Kazi A., A comparison of ionization-chamber and water-calorimeter dosimetry for high-energy x rays, Medical Physics, 1991 Nov: 18 1229-1233
  • Motakabbir, Kazi A., Schnitker, J., Rossky PJ, A comparison of classical and quantum analyses of electron localization sites in liquid water, 1992 Apr: 97 2055-2060
  • Meli, J., Motakabbir, Kazi A., The effect of lead, gold, and silver backings on dose near 125I seeds, Medical Physics, 1993 Jul: 20 1251-1256
  • Holmes, TW, Hudes, R, Dziuba, S, Kazi A, Hall M, Dawson, D, Stereotactic Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Using the HI-ART II Helical Tomotherapy System, Medical Dosimetry, 2008 Jun: 33 135-148
  • Sahoo, N, Kazi A., Hoffman, M, Semi empirical procedures for correcting detector size effect on clinical MV x-ray beam profiles, Medical Physics, 2008 Nov: 35 5124-5133
  • Kazi, AM, MacVittie, TJ, Giovanni, L, Lu, Wei, and Prado, KL, The MCART Radiation Physics Core: The quest for radiation dosimetry standardization, Health Physics, 2014 Jan: 106 97-105
  • Kazi, AM, MacVittie, TJ, Giovanni, L, Lu, Wei, and Prado, KL, Response to letter to the editor "Dosimetric Consistency for Medical Countermeasures Research", Health Physics, 2014 Oct: 107; 356-358