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Joseph (John) J. Lucido, III, Ph.D.

  1. Medical Physicist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



John Lucido, PhD, is a medical physicist in Radiation Oncology, with a focus on x-ray external beam radiation therapy. His clinical and research interests include:

  • Creating advanced tools to enhance, streamline, and automate the treatment planning process to ensure that patients receive the highest quality therapy.
  • Designing techniques for the delivery of complex special procedures to broaden the scope of therapy available to patients.
  • Developing quality assurance procedures to ensure that the delivery of radiation therapy is accurate, effective, and safe.

Dr. Lucido is also involved the education of radiation oncology residents, physics residents, and radiation therapy technologists.

  • Treatment planning for radiation therapy
  • Special procedures in radiation therapy
  • Quality assurance in radiation therapy
  1. 2013
    PhD - Medical Physics; Radiation Therapy; Advanced techniques in treatment planning with multi-scale Monte Carlo simulations and radiobiological modeling.University of British Columbia
  2. 2008
    MS - Mathematical Physics; Probabilistic modeling of theoretical systems in high-energy physics, condensed matter physics, and statistical physicsRutgers University
  3. 2008
    BSE - Engineering Physics - Electrical Engineering; Solid State FabricationUniversity of Michigan


  1. 2016
    Therapeutic Medical PhysicsAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Teacher of the Year - Radiation PhysicsMayo Clinic
  2. 2009
    International Graduate Student FellowshipUniversity of British Columbia
  3. 2005
    Graduate Aid in Areas of National Need FellowshipRutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP)
  2. 2022 - present
    Global Bridges: Oncology
  3. 2022 - present
    AAPM - Virtual Training Resources for Global Education in Medical Physics Working Group
  4. 2021 - present
    C/CAN - Kumasi City Radiotherapy Project
  5. 2021 - present
    Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  6. 2020 - present
    Education Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  7. 2020 - present
    American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
  8. 2019 - present
    Eclipse Scripting and Automation Group, Radiation Oncology
  9. 2019 - present
    Africa Quality Improvement Working Group
  10. 2018 - 2021
    Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  11. 2017 - present
    Radiation Oncology-Medical Physics Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  12. 2015 - present
    ARIA Implementation Team, Department of Radiation Oncology
  13. 2015 - present
    Treatment Planning Committee, Department of Radiation Oncology
  14. 2015 - present
    Machine Group, Department of Radiation Oncology
  15. 2013 - present
    American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)