Jessica Scholey

Jessica Scholey

Jessica Scholey, M.S.

Clinical Instructor
Division of Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
Box 1708, 1600 Divisadero St., H1031
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-353-7191
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Focus

Jessica is a Clinical Instructor in the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and subsequently spent a year doing biophysics and biochemistry research at the University of California at Davis. After obtaining her master’s degree in Medical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, she served as Chief Medical Physics Resident in Penn’s Radiation Oncology Department. During this time, her research focused on image-guided radiotherapy, proton pencil beam scanning (commissioning and treatment planning), and functional imaging for sparing normal tissues. Her clinical interests range from external beam photon and proton radiotherapy to high-dose rate brachytherapy. An additional focus includes contributing to a collaborative, team-based environment which encourages high-quality assurance and care in a multidisciplinary academic institution.


2015-2017 University of Pennsylvania Resident Therapeutic Medical Physics
2013-2015 University of Pennsylvania MS Medical Physics
2010-2012 University of California, Berkeley BA Physics

Professional Experience

2017-present University of California, San Francisco Clinical Instructor Department of Radiation Oncology


Awards & Honors

2010 Faustman Perpetual Award for Excellent Academic Standing
2010 UC Berkeley Leadership Award Finalist
2011 UC Berkeley Dean’s Honors List
2012 UC Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholar
2015 1st Place – Grand Registration Challenge, Penn Biomedical Imaging Course


Recent Significant Publications :

Ainsley CG, Scholey JE, Lin L. A novel technique for deriving parameters characterizing the low-dose halo of proton pencil-beam scanning spots, Phys Med Bio. In Review.

Lin LL, Kirk M, Scholey J, Taku N, Kiely JB, White B, Both S. 2016. Initial report of pencil beam scanning proton therapy for posthysterectomy patients with gynecologic cancer, Int J Radiat Oncol Bio Phys, 95(1): p.181-9 (2016).

Scholey JE, Nithianantham S, Scholey JM, Al-Bassam J. Structural basis for the assembly of the mitotic motor kinesin-5 into bipolar tetramers, ELife. 2014; e02217