Therapeutic Medical Physicist to Speak at SWOSU Physics Banquet

Justin SilkwoodSouthwestern Oklahoma State University’s Division of Physics will host its annual Physics Spring Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford.

Justin Silkwood, a therapeutic medical physicist at the Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Tulsa, will be guest speaker. The public is invited but reservations are required by April 5. Tickets are $25 and can be paid at the door but reservations should be made by emailing or by calling Terry Goforth at 580.774.3109.

Silkwood received his B.S. degree in engineering physics and mathematics from SWOSU in 2010. In 2013, he graduated from Louisiana State University with an M.S. degree in medical physics. Upon graduation, he entered into a Medical Physics Residency at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, LA, which he completed in 2015. Following his residency, he began work at the Oklahoma Specialists and Research Institute.

Silkwood is currently busy helping to install a new linear accelerator (the center’s fourth machine) to provide greater service to patients—increased availability, longer access times and more efficient response in general.

He and his wife Candace (Benda, also a SWOSU graduate) reside in Tulsa.