Our Mission

Represent Medical Physicist in Upstate NY

We raise awareness about our profession and represent the interest of certified medical physicist in the Upstate New York Area. Our region excludes new york city and it’s metro areas.

Host Annual Meetings

We host two annual meeting a year that feature distinguished speakers and a young investigator competition.  Annually we award a lifetime achievement award to a member of our community who has dedicated themselves to our profession.


Encourage Young Investigators

At our annual meeting we host young investigator competitions that educate our community and encourage aspiring physicist.


Established in

Dear current and prospective members,

Our organization was founded in 1975 to support the professional needs of medical physicists in the Upstate New York region. In pursuing that goal, we hold two meetings each year, one in the Spring and another in the Fall. Our members come together to discuss professional and clinical issues of interest and receive updates on advances in the field.

Our Spring meeting includes our Young Investigator Symposium where the student members in our chapter present their research, and the winner represents our chapter at the MedPhys SLAM competition at the national AAPM annual meeting. Our Fall meeting features the UNYAPM lifetime achievement award, our chapter’s highest recognition, awarded to clinicians and scientists who have made lasting contributions to clinical practice and scientific advancement in Medical Physics.

We currently draw most of our membership from the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse regions, though we hope to become relevant to and expand our reach to members from a wider geographical area. We hope you will consider supporting the chapter by running for one of the leadership positions on the Chapter board. Please reach out to me or any member of the board with suggestions at any time. We look forward to seeing you at the next chapter meeting!


Elizabeth Hilliard, M.S., DABR

President Upstate New York Chapter, SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital

Fall Meeting 2023

Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Syracuse, NY