Koren Smith, M.S., DABR, CPHQ



MBA, 2018 – Present
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

M.S., Medical Physics, 2007
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

B.S., Physics, 2004
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


ABR Board Certification, Therapeutic Medical Physics, 2011


Chief Quality Officer & Medical Physicist, 2019 – Present
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Medical Physicist & Manager of Quality and Standards, 2016 – 2019
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Clinical Medical Physicist, 2007 – 2015
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


1. Ford, E., L. Conroy, L. Dong, L. de Los Santos, A. Greener, G. Kim, J. Johnson, P. Johnson, J. Mechalakos, B. Napolitano, S. Parker, D. Schofield, K. Smith, E. Yorke, M. Wells. “Strategies for effective physics plan and chart review in radiation therapy: Report of AAPM Task Group 275.” Med. Phys. 47 (6). 2020.

2. Stachelek, G., T. McNutt, C. Thompson, K. Smith, T. DeWeese, D. Song. “Improvements in Physician Clinical Workflow Measures After Implementation of a Dashboard Program.” Practical Radiation Oncology. 10 (3), 151-157. 2019.

3. Smith, K., P. Balter, J. Duhon, G.A. White, D.L. Vassy, R.A, Miller, C.F. Serago, L.A. Fairobent. “AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 8.a.: Linear accelerator performance tests.” J Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 18(4):23-39. 2017.

4. Elnahal, S.M., A. Blackford, K. Smith, A. Souranis, V. Briner, T.R. McNutt, T.L. DeWeese, J.L. Wright, S.A. Terezakis. “Identifying Predictive Factors for Incident Reports in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 94 (5): 993-999. 2016.

5. Smith, K., K. Harris, L. Potters, R. Sharma, S. Mutic, H. Gay, J. Wright, M. Samuels, X. Ye, E. Ford, S. Terezakis. “Physician Attitudes and Practices Related to Voluntary Error and Near-Miss Reporting.” J Oncol Pract. Aug 5 2014.