Zoubir Ouhib, MS, DABR. Vice president.

 

Zoubir Ouhib is currently the Chief of Brachytherapy at the Lynn Cancer Institute of Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. He is an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University (Graduate Medical Physics Program.)

He is the chair of the American Brachytherapy Physics Committee for the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). He currently serves as the liaison for The Groupe Européen de Curithérapie (GEC) the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) and the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). He has served as president of Florida Chapter of the American Association of Medical Physicists (AAPM).

Zoubir Ouhib graduated in 1975 from the University of Oran, Algeria, with a D.E.S (diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures) in Physics (solid state). He was a recipient of scholarship to pursue his studies in the United States where he aimed a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Medical Physics at the University of Cincinnati. His thesis in medical physics was in Dosimetry of Low Dose Rate Breast Brachytherapy using Iridium-192.

He started as a staff member in clinical medical physics in 1982 at the Wellman Cancer Center in Lakeland, Florida. In 1986, he became the Chief Medical Physicist at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He went on to join Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 1992. In 1994, he became the Director of the Medical Physics Department at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire. He joined Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 1998.

He has served as a reviewer for medical physics scientific journals. He is the chair and founder of an annual ABS school: “Quality Management in Brachytherapy”. He published several international peer-reviewed papers and has been a speaker at several international meetings (ASTRO, AAPM, ABS, ESTRO). He was the author of two chapters in two different books with topics related to breast and prostate brachytherapy, radiology and training of radiation oncologists/medical physicists. He has provided training for skin and Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) for several institutions ine the United States and the Europe.