The AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award

2024 AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient:
Brian Napolitano, MHL, CMD

The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) is extremely proud to present the 2024 Outstanding Achievement Award to Brian Napolitano. In 2000, Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University in New York. Shortly after graduation, he started as a Staff Medical Dosimetrist at Our Lady of Lourdes in Binghamton. In 2004, Brian moved to begin working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston as a Staff Medical Dosimetrist. In 2006, Brian obtained his Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) credential. Later, he received his Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership from Brown University. Currently, Brian is the Director of Medical Dosimetry at MGH, where he provides oversight of a large dosimetry team and multiple centers.

Brian has been a member of the AAMD since 2006. He has made significant contributions to the medical dosimetry profession, including serving as AAMD Treasurer (2016-2020), leading through a 3-year AAMD Presidential cycle (2020-2023), and serving as Chair of these important AAMD Task Groups: MedDos Infinity (2019-2021), 2020 and 2022 AAMD Salary Survey Administration, 2020 AAMD Workforce Survey, and 2022 AAMD Scope of Practice and Practice Standards Revisions. Brian has also served on many educational committees and task groups and held a multitude of liaison positions to outside organizations in the radiation oncology field.

Other awards and recognitions that Brian has achieved include Nominee-MGH Radiation Oncology Employee of the Year (2005, 2010, 2013), Runner-Up-MGH Radiation Oncology Employee of the Year (2007, 2008), Honoree-MGH Radiation Oncology Employee of the Year (2011, 2012), Honoree-MGH Partner in Excellence Award (2007, 2017, 2019), and Honoree-MGH Cancer Center “The One Hundred” (2013).

As for speaking engagements, Brian has moderated and presented at many AAMD Annual Meetings, as well as at an AAPM regional meeting and SROA annual meeting. Additionally, Brian has aided the Radiation Oncology and Medical Dosimetry communities by collaborating to publish four book chapters and numerous journal articles, editorials, and abstracts.

Brian also focuses on the next generation of medical dosimetrists. He has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Suffolk University Medical Dosimetry program and takes time to mentor students from across the country.

Brian’s invaluable expertise and knowledge has made a significant impact on the Medical Dosimetry profession. The AAMD would like to thank him for his contributions and congratulate him on receiving the 2024 AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award!

Brian NapolitanoBrian Napolitano, MHL, CMD


Know someone who has made an impact on the Medical Dosimetry profession? Nominate him/her for the new AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award!

Requirements for nomination: Significant contributions to the field of Medical Dosimetry as demonstrated by any/all of the following:

  • AAMD committee service
  • AAMD Board of Directors’ service
  • Publication of articles pertaining to Medical Dosimetry
  • Presentations at Local/Regional/National meetings
  • Research activities within the profession
  • Legislative efforts on behalf of the profession
  • Tenure as an educator in a recognized Medical Dosimetry program
  • Clinical instructor service
  • Significant professional accomplishments in the radiation oncology field
  • Outstanding years of clinical service – 10 years or more
  • Service to the radiation oncology community

Nominations are due by December 1, 2024.

Nomination Form

Email the completed nomination form to: Be sure to include “Outstanding Achievement Award” in the subject line. If you have questions about the award, contact Award Committee Chair Ryan Moroose at

About the Award

The AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award is the highest award an individual can receive from the AAMD. The individual’s contributions may be demonstrated by any or all of the following: AAMD Board of Directors service, AAMD committee service, publications in the radiation oncology field, professional presentations, education of medical dosimetry professionals, legislative efforts, and service to the radiation oncology community. The Outstanding Achievement Award replaces the AAMD Award of Excellence, which was established in 2007. Prior to that, the award was named the Varian Award of Excellence. 


Historical List of Award Winners

AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award

AAMD Award of Excellence

Keith Moore
Matt Tobler
Robert Adams
Lon Marsh
Rudi J. Bertrand
Randall Paul Merrill
Nishele Lenards
Anne Marie Vann
Mark Russell

Varian Award of Excellence

Ray Garcia
David Robinson
Mona Weller
Carol Ann Schneider
Carolyn Dicker
Robin Famiglietti
Jan Jensen
Mary Hare