Kelly Cooper Younge Paradis

Kelly Cooper Younge Paradis, PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Equity and Wellness

University Hospital, B2C432

1500 E Medical Center Dr.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5010

734-936-4309

Administrative Contact

Linda Hearing
734-936-8695

Biography

Dr. Kelly Paradis is an Associate Professor of Medical Physics and the Associate Chair of Equity and Wellness within the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan in 2010 with her thesis entitled, “Rydberg Atoms for Quantum Information”. Dr. Paradis was an Academic Clinical Medical Physics Resident at Michigan Medicine from 2010-2013, and worked as a staff medical physicist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, ON for a year before returning to Michigan as a faculty member in 2014.

Areas of Interest

  • Healthcare equity and social justice in medicine
  • Special medical physics consults for reirradiation

Clinical Interests

  • Special medical physics consults for reirradiation
  • Advanced treatment planning
  • Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • DEI in radiation oncology
  • Patient safety and quality improvement

Honors & Awards

2019   International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics Outstanding Reviewer Award
2018   National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Gynecologic Oncology Group (NRG) Oncology Outstanding Publication Award
2017   Abstract selected for Best of ASTRO Annual Meeting
2016/17   Physics Teacher of the Year, University of Michigan
2016   International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics Outstanding Reviewer Award
2015   Gustavus Adolphus College First Decade Award
2013   AAPM Summer School Scholarship – Quality and Safety in Radiation Therapy
2012   First Place, AAPM Great Lakes Chapter Young Investigators Symposium
2011   First Place, AAPM Great Lakes Chapter Young Investigators Symposium
2010   Kent M. Terwilliger Memorial Thesis Prize for most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in physics
2007-2010   National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, American Society for Engineering Education

Credentials

  • PhD, Atomic Physics, University of Michigan, 2010
  • Board Certification: Therapeutic Medical Physics, 2014

Grants

Current Grants

  • Professional Development for Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Trainees Michigan Medicine Wellness Office. Kelly Cooper Paradis, PI. 09/2020-08/2021.
  • Anti-Racist Teaching Grant Liaisons for Inclusive Teaching. Kelly C Paradis, PI. 06/2020-06/2021.
  • Virtual Radiotherapy Trial Suite: Improving the Utility of Treatment Planning and Clinical Trials Varian Associates, Inc.- 18-PAF05662. Co-I with Effort (Principal Investigator: Matuszak, Martha M). 07/2018-12/2021.

Past Grants

  • Mentorship and Work-Life Integration of Members of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine: A Mixed Methods Study to Promote Gender Equity in Medical Physics Careers University of Michigan. Kelly C Paradis, PI 07/2018-07/2020.
  • Knowledge Based Planning: Sharing and Automation Varian Medical Systems, Inc.- 17-PAF02005. Co-I with Effort (Principal Investigator: Matuszak, Martha M). 03/2016-08/2017.
  • 5 P01 CA059827-20: OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH DOSE CONFORMAL THERAPY NIH-DHHS-US- 13-PAF01194. Co-I with Effort (Principal Investigator: Randall K Ten Haken). 05/2014-04/2019.

Published Articles or Reviews

Selected from 40 publications

  • K. C. Paradis, K. A. Ryan, S. Schmid, J. M. Moran, A. M. Laucis, C. H. Chapman, T. Bott-Kothari, J. I. Prisciandaro, S. J. Simiele, J. M. Balter, M. M. Matuszak, V. Narayana, R. Jagsi: Gender Differences in Work-Life Integration among Medical Physicists. Advances in Radiation Oncology. (In Press)
  • K. C. Paradis and M. M. Matuszak: The Medical Physics Management of Reirradiation Patients Seminars in Radiation Oncology 30(3): 204-211, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.semradonc.2020.02.008
  • K. C. Paradis, K. W. Naheedy, M. M. Matuszak, R. Kashani, P. Burger, J. M. Moran: The Fusion of Incident Learning and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for Data-Driven Patient Safety Improvements. Pract Radiat Oncol In Press: ePub ahead of print, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2020.02.015
  • K. C. Paradis and M. M. Matuszak: The Medical Physics Management of Reirradiation Patients Seminars in Radiation Oncology: 2020. (In Press)
  • E. L. Covington, J. M. Moran, K. C. Paradis: The state of gender diversity in medical physics. Med Phys. 47(4): 2038-2043, 2020. doi: 10.1002/mp.14035.
  • K. C. Paradis: The Sciency Stuff. JAMA Oncology 5(9): 1255–1256, 2019. PM31318386. W. H. Beeler, K. A. Speth, M. Broderick, N. K. Jairath, D. Ballouz, L. A. Gharzai, W. C. Jackson, M. M. Kim, D. Owen, N. J. Szerlip, K. C. Paradis*, D. E. Spratt* (*Co-senior): Local Control and Toxicity of Multilevel Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. Neurosurgery 86(2): E164-E172, 2020. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyz348
  • K. C. Paradis, C. Mayo, D. Owen, D. E. Spratt, J. Hearn, B. Rosen, R. Kashani, J. M. Moran, D. S. Tatro, W. Beeler, K. Vineberg, D. C. Smith, M. M. Matuszak: The Special Medical Physics Consult Process for Re-irradiation Patients. Adv Radiat Oncol 4(4): 559-565, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2019.05.007
  • WH Beeler*, KC Paradis*, JJ Gemmete, N Chaudhary, M Kim, SR Smith, E Paradis, MM Matuszak, P Park, PG Archer, NJ Szerlip, DE Spratt (*Co-first): Computed Tomography Myelosimulation vs. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Registration to Delineate the Spinal Cord During Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery. World Neurosurgery 122: e655-e666, 2019
  • JM Pollard-Larkin*, KC Paradis*, JM Moran, MK Martel, Y Rong (*Co-first): Voices for gender equity in medical physics. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 19(6): 6-10, 2018
  • K, Younge, RB Marsh, D Owen, H Geng, Y Xiao, DE Spratt, J Foy, K Suresh, Q J Wu, F-F Yin, S Ryu, MM Matuszak: Improving Quality and Consistency in NRG Oncology RTOG 0631 for Spine Radiosurgery via Knowledge-Based Planning. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 100(4): 1067-1074, 2018.
  • KC Younge¸ J Kuchta, and M Matuszak: The Impact of a High-Definition Multileaf Collimator for Spine SBRT. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics: 2017. 18(6): 97-103, 2017 
  •  KC Younge, K Woch-Naheedy, E Covington, J Dekmak, B Durbin, E Nelson, and JM Moran: Improving patient safety and workflow efficiency with standardized pre-treatment radiation therapist chart reviews International. Practical Radiation Oncology: 7(5): 339-345, 2017.
  • KC Younge, CI. Lee, JM Moran, M Feng, P Novelli, JI Prisciandaro: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in a Dual-Vendor Microsphere Brachytherapy Environment. Practical Radiation Oncology 6(6): e299-e306, 2016.
  • KC Younge, DA Roberts, C.JR Anderson, LA Janes, JM Moran, and MM Matuszak: Predicting Plan Deliverability of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Plans using Aperture Complexity Analysis. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 17(4): 124-131, 2016.
  • KC Younge, Y Wang, J Thompson, J Giovinazzo, M Finlay, and R Sankreacha: Practical Implementation of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for Safety and Efficiency in Stereotactic Radiosurgery. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 91(5): 1003-1008, 2015.
  • KC, Younge, RB Marsh, D Owen, H Geng, Y Xiao, DE Spratt, J Foy, K Suresh, QJ Wu, F-F Yin, S Ryu, MM Matuszak: Improving Quality and Consistency in NRG Oncology RTOG 0631 for Spine Radiosurgery via Knowledge-Based Planning, International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 100(4): 1067-1074, 2018.
  • KC Younge¸ J Kuchta, and M Matuszak: The Impact of a High-Definition Multileaf Collimator for Spine SBRT. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics: 2017. 18(6): 97-103, 2017
  • KC Younge, K Woch-Naheedy, E Covington, J Dekmak, B Durbin, E Nelson, and JM Moran: Improving patient safety and workflow efficiency with standardized pre-treatment radiation therapist chart reviews International. Practical Radiation Oncology: 7(5): 339-345, 2017.