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

Upstate New York Association Of Physicist In Medicine  (UNYAPM)

On August 7th, 1975, Bowen Keller, Frederick Faw and Charles Chamberlain started the Upstate New York chapter to support the needs of medical physicists at a local level. Since then our chapter has grown to a size of 150+. I want to take a moment to extend a warm welcome to all of our members. For our current members, I want to let you know that we are constantly striving to find new ways to upgrade the services and resources we provide. This year we have embarked on an ambitious plan to host a workshop and update our website.  We would love to hear your ideas and suggestion.

 For those of you who are new to the chapter, you should know that every year we try to conduct two meetings (spring & fall), which feature scientific and professional symposia with proffered and invited talks.  The fall meeting also includes an annual Recognition Lecture where we host a guest speaker who has made commendable contributions to the Medical Physics Field.  We offer Continuing Education credits for Medical Physicists at each of our meetings. Meetings are generally held in June and October of each calendar year. There is no cost for members to attend our meetings. All meetings include lunch and/or dinner and are in an easily accessible location.

Our chapter territory currently includes membership in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and their vicinity (essentially all of the New York State except for Metropolitan New York City). The chapter dues are $20.00 annually for full members, and the fee is waived for the first year of membership for all of our new members. For junior members, e.g. students, there is no membership fee, but we do require that two full members sponsor the junior member using the enclosed form.

In closing, we hope you will consider attending our meeting or volunteering.


Ben Shaikh, MsC, DABR

President Upstate New York, Rochester Regional

Chapter Meeting


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