Richard Tenpenny M.S., DABR, DABMP

Chief Medical Physicist

Mr. Tenpenny has served as Chief Physicist for the Radiation Oncology Department of Community Medical Center since 1994. Further, he has served as the Director of Medical Physics for the CyberKnife program at Community since its inception. Since joining Community, he has played a vital role in bringing in cutting-edge technologies to Community such as CyberKnife, volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT/Rapid Arc), 4D CT simulation, image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), etc. Mr. Tenpenny was a key member of the team that launched the CyberKnife program here at Community Medical Center.

Mr. Tenpenny earned his Master’s degree in Radiation Science from Rutgers- the State University of New Jersey. He is one of the select few medical physicists board certified by examination by both the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the American Board of Medical Physicists (ABMP). He is a member of both the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Mr Tenpenny has performed stereotactic radiosurgery (both cranial and extra-cranial) at Community Medical Center for well over fifteen years. He has a strong interest in CyberKnife dose treatment planning and developing various ways of optimizing both dose treatment planning and the actual delivery of radiation to those patients receiving CyberKnife treatments at Community.