The AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award

2019 AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient:
Cory J. Neill, MS, CMD, R.T.(R)(T)

The AAMD is extremely proud to present the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award to Cory Neill. Cory has been a CMD for over 10 years and obtained his Master’s degree in 2014. He is currently a dosimetrist at Carson-Tahoe Radiation Oncology Associates in Carson City, Nevada. Cory was elected to the MDCB Board of Directors in 2014 and has served for 5 years.

Cory has been an active member and volunteer for the AAMD, serving as the co-chair of the Information Technology Committee. After serving as an Associate Editor for the AAMD journal, Medical Dosimetry, Cory is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Although he has only been the Editor-in-Chief since 2017, he has made significant improvements to the publication’s editorial processes. Cory has also held several leadership positions in the ASRT, including participating as a peer reviewer on the Editorial Review Board for the Radiation Therapist journal.

Cory has not only made significant contributions to the field of medical dosimetry in the United States, but also internationally. He volunteered with RAD-AID to travel to Yinchuan, China to share his knowledge of treatment planning techniques and train the physicians and physics staff. While there, he gave 3 presentations and assisted third party non-government agencies in setting up remote planning. Cory has published numerous articles in several publications. He has also given live presentations at AAMD annual and regional meetings. He continues to expand his own skills and knowledge in order to help others in the medical dosimetry field.

Congratulations, Cory!


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:

Cory Neill
AAMD President Lee Hales presented the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award to Cory J. Neill at the AAMD 44th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA on June 16, 2019.

  • 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 31, 2019.

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 Kristi Smith at

About the Award

The AAMD Outstanding Achievement Award is the highest honor 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

Cory J. Neill

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