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Engineer Medical

Danville, California, United States
August 31, 2018

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Mehryar Garakani

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Danville, CA 94506



DABR, Board certified in Therapeutic Physics (2018). DABSNM, Board certified in Nuclear Medicine Physics (2016). BOARD ELIGIBLE:

Board eligible MRI Physics (ABMP). Passed Part 2. Oral exam remaining. Board eligible Medical Health Physics (ABMP). Passed Part 2. EDUCATION: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Graduate Training, Computer Science (Data Science), 2017-2018 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Graduate Training, Biomedical Imaging (MRI), 2016–2017, GPA 4.00

San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, CA

M.S. in Medical Physics (CAMPEP), 2013, GPA 3.97

University of California, Berkeley, CA Ph.D. Degree, Nuclear Engineering, 1990, GPA 4.0

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Ph.D.

Studies in Nuclear Engineering, 1985, GPA 4.0

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

M.S. Physics, 1984, GPA 4.0

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982


MEMBERSHIPS: International Society for Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM) American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging SNMMI American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS)



ASTRO – 2018 - 2019 Physics Core Curriculum Task Force EXPERIENCE:

6/16 – 6/18 Adjunct professor in medical physics at SDSU 8/15 – 8/16 Medical Physics Resident (CAMPEP), Genesis Healthcare Received full-time clinical residency training in radiation therapy medical physics in Linac, HDR brachy, and CyberKnife.

8/14 – 8/15 Medical Physics Resident (CAMPEP), Naval Medical Center/SDSU Received full-time clinical training in medical physics at radiation oncology department of Naval Medical Center, San Diego. 1/14 – 5/14 Medical Physics Resident (GY-1), Rutgers University, NJ Received full time clinical training in Medical physics including treatment planning using Eclipse/Aria, Tomotherapy, and Linac QA. 9/13 – 1/14 Adjunct Professor in Medical Physics, SDSU, San Diego Started radiobiology lab at SDSU to support student and faculty teaching/research in radiation biology


7/13 – 11/13 Medical Physics Intern, Genesis Healthcare, San Diego Received clinical training at Genesis facilities with Varian iX Linacs with OBI, CyberKnife, HDR Brachtherapy, and Calypso positioning System. Treatments on Linacs included 3D conformal, IMRT, Arc, and IGRT. Planning was done using Pinnacle TPS. Training included monthly QA on Linacs, Brachytherapy unit, Callypso, and Pinnacle Treatment Planning System, as well as physics QC Procedures including 2nd checks and chart checks on Treatment plans.

9/09 – 3/10 Senior Principal Engineer, Ciena, San Jose CA Responsible for MPLS high availability for Ciena Ethernet access devices. Provided HA architecture and design to support restart of MPLS functionality based on the relevant graceful restart RFCs for LDP, RSVP- TE, OSPF, and IS-IS protocols.

9/07 – 11/08 Senior Staff Engineer, Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale CA Team lead for Juniper's high-performance Layer 2 and 3 switching platform (EX series). Investigated innovative security techniques. Developed software for Quality of Service (QOS) and multicast features. 2/06 – 9/07 Technical Leader II, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA Developed software to support enterprise solution testing and planning. Performed architecture, design, and implementation of high speed network performance monitoring tools for data, voice, and video. 1/05 - 2/06 Technical Leader II, Cisco Security Technology Group Implemented Secure Key Management for encrypted Implicit Tunnels for Cisco Enterprise switches. Ported and enhanced an openSSL X.509 certificate management proxy.

4/00 - 1/05 Technical Leader II (Cisco DSP Team), Cisco Voice Technology Group Specified callflows and design for Cisco gateways to support L3 secure phones used by U.S. Department of Defense.

Defined and standardized transport protocol (ITU V.150.1) for transport of modem over IP networks. Designed and developed security software for Cisco VoIP platforms supporting secure RTP (on TI 549 and 5510 DSPs). Designed and implemented MoIP software for a range of Cisco VoIP platforms (ATG, VGDBU).

Provided design and architecture for video surveillance over IP, conferencing and transcoding projects.

Designed and implemented loss-less codec for wireless cell phone applications (ATG).

Authored 25 patent applications related to Modem over IP, Fax over IP, Text over IP, lossless compression, and secure communications. 4/98 - 4/00 Technical Leader I, CISCO, Enterprise Network Management Designed and implemented L2/L3 PathAnalysis for tracing Layer 2 and Layer 3 path of data flow and voice calls for Cisco enterprise line of equipment (including routers, L2/L3 switches, voice gateways, IP phones, etc.). This application is written in Java and is part of the Campus Manager release.

Authored 4 patent applications related to L2/L3 and voice path analysis. 11/95 - 4/98 Software Eng. IV, StrataCom/CISCO, WAN BU Worked on a number of rearchitecture projects for WANBU ATM and frame relay switches (IPX, IGX, BPX).

6/95 - 10/95 Project Lead, A&P project, Sterling SW @ NASA Ames Designed public key cryptographic tools and infrastructure (i.e., X.509 PKI key management system) to protect sensitive/proprietory network traffic on NASA IP networks.

9/94 - 6/95 Project Lead, Zeitnet Inc., Santa Clara Designed and developed software for ATM and Ethernet equipment. 1/91 - 1/94 Project Lead, I&C Group, Systems and Simulation, Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL), Ontario, Canada Senior Scientist-Engineer IV (SE-4) at AECL. Principal engineer responsible for a radiation transport & thermal hydraulics simulation code for a research reactor. Technical lead for Safeguards Group at AECL supporting IAEA. Developed statistical methods and implemented the software for AECL ultrasonic tamper resistant seals provided to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) to seal nuclear packages and spent fuel for safeguards applications. Responsible for architecture and design of next generation instrumentation and control systems for Canadian CANDU reactors using high reliability and availability concepts. Developed advanced software based on model-based reasoning to analyze state of a CANDU reactor during maintenance operations to assure there is sufficient heat sink available at all times for nuclear reactor safety (Bruce A Nuclear Reactor)

1/88 - 1/90 Computer Applications Engineer, Expert-EASE Funded by a Department of Energy Small Business Innovative Research

(SBIR) grant. Worked on software for modeling of failure events and accidents involving nuclear plants.

LANGUAGES: C/C++, Java, R, Matlab

OPERATING SYSTEMS: Linux/Unix, Mac, Windows

NETWORK TECHNOLOGY: Multi-media over IP (VoIP, video, fax, modem), Security ATM, Ethernet, TCP/IP, PKI (X.509)

STANDARDS GROUPS: Actively represented Cisco Systems at ITU and IEA standards group. Pioneered technology and protocols at Cisco systems that have become the basis of the next generation secure multimedia devices for the U.S.

Department of Defense (DOD).

PATENTS: Primary author for 28 patents at Cisco covering areas of multi-media over IP, data compression, secure communications, and network (VoIP) diagnostics.

Secondary author for 1 patent covering Fax over IP. PERCEPTOR ATTESTATION OF


AMP – 10 CFR 35.600 (remote after loader)

RSO – 10 CFR 35.100 (unsealed byproduct material)

RSO – 10 CFR 35.200 (unsealed byproduct material – imaging)

RSO – 10 CFR 35.300 (all subcategories)

RSO – 10 CFR 35.400 (manual brachytherapy)

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