The AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award

2022 AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient:
Scott Collins, PhD, CMD, R.T.(R)(T)

The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists is extremely proud to present the 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award to Dr. Scott Collins. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management in 1993, Master of Science in Workforce Education and Development in 2001, and Doctorate in Workforce Education and Development in 2011. He received his Medical Dosimetry certification in 1997. He also holds certifications in Radiation Therapy and Radiologic Technology. He has worked at Southern Illinois University for over 20 years. He developed and started the medical dosimetry program there in 2005. Currently, he is the Director of the School of Health Sciences and Program Director of Medical Dosimetry and Radiation Therapy at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

In his role, he has educated numerous medical dosimetry and radiation therapy students and participated in the education of students in the Master of Science program in Radiologic Sciences. He has also directed, organized, and hosted many medical dosimetry review courses preparing students and medical dosimetrists for the board exam.

Scott has been an active member and volunteer for the AAMD for almost 25 years. In his role as an active member of the Formal Education Committee, he has reviewed many Medical Dosimetry journal article submissions and poster submissions for the Annual Meeting. He has also participated in the Scope of Practice Task Group.

Scott has served as a JRCERT site visitor for 12 years where he was a team member or chair for radiation therapy and medical dosimetry program accreditation site visits. Starting in August 2001, Scott also served on the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board’s Board of Directors for 5 years, during which time he held the offices of Secretary/Treasurer, President Elect, President, and Past President, along with being a member/chair of multiple MDCB committees during his 5-year term.

Scott continues to disseminate his knowledge throughout our profession. He assures that dosimetrists are represented in other professional societies that may influence our professional status. He has numerous lectures, presentations, and publications along with a variety of research awards. His expertise, in addition to medical dosimetry, includes topics such as management and workforce issues related to our profession, and distance learning development and applications to medical dosimetry. The field of medical dosimetry has been strengthened by his positive work, dedication, and vision, and he is a very big reason why we are able to enjoy the professional community that we have today.

The AAMD would like to congratulate Dr. Scott Collins for being a successful educator and leader in the field of medical dosimetry!

Mahsa Dehghanpour
Scott Collins, PhD, CMD, R.T.(R)(T)


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, 2022.

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