Lisa Bartenhagen, MS, R.T.(R)(T)

Chair of the Department of Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences
Radiation Therapy Program Director and Associate Professor
Charles R. O'Malley Endowed Chair

Radiation Therapy ProgramLisa Bartenhagen
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984545 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4545

Academic Appointments:
Chair, Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences, CAHP, UNMC, 2020-present
Chair, Department of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences, CAHP, UNMC, 2016-2020
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences, UNMC, 2012
Program Director, Radiation Therapy Program, UNMC, 2000 to present
Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Science Technology Education, UNMC, 2006

MSRS, Radiation Science Education, Midwestern State University, 2005
BS, Radiography/Radiation Therapy, UNMC, 1993
BS, Biology, UNL, 1990
ARRT certified Radiographer and Radiation Therapist

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Orientation to Radiation Therapy
Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy
Treatment Planning and Delivery
Operational Issues in Oncology
Comprehensive Seminar and Board Review
Clinical Oncology I & II - coordinator
Radiation Therapy Physics - coordinator

Scholarly Activity:


Publications (last 5 years):
Koth J, Coutu B, Bartenhagen L, et al. (2021)Assessing Anxiety Alleviation through an Informational Video Prior to Head and Neck Irradiation. Radiation Therapist. 30(2), 153-160.

Bartenhagen LA, Koth JL. (2020) Quality improvement in radiation oncology. Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy. Washington and Leaver 4rd Ed. Mosby-Elsevier.  

Koth, JL, Bartenhagen LA. (2020) Bone, cartilage, and soft tissue sarcomas. Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy. Washington and Leaver 4rd Ed. Mosby-Elsevier.

Wampler K, Bartenhagen L, Sayles H, Michael K. (2019). Lightly Embalmed Cadavers in Sonography Education: A Novel Approach to Improving Students’ Perceived Competence in Renal Biopsy Procedures. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Ballard S, Bartenhagen L. (2018) The Role of Three-Dimensional Printing in Radiation Oncology: Literature Review. Radiation Therapist. 27(1): 10-19.

Ahmad IM, Abdalla MY, Moore TA, Bartenhagen L, Case AJ, Zimmerman MC. Healthcare Workers Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation Exhibit Altered Levels of Inflammatory Cytokines and Redox Parameters. Antioxidants 8, 12, 2019. Open access:

Donnelly AD, Mukherjee MS, Koth J, Bartenhagen L. (2017) Interprofessional Education in Allied Health Using Virtual Technologies. J Allied Health 46 (3), 127-130.

Bartenhagen LA (2016) Re: Registry column. Preparing for Continuing Qualification Requirements. Radiation Therapist. 25(1): 106-107.

Bartenhagen LA. (2015) Focus on Safety Column: A look at ASTRO’s Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx). Radiation Therapist. 24(1): 81-83.

Rules of Ethics
New York Area Association of Radiologic Technologists
Albany, NY
April 23, 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic)

Continuing Education Requirements
Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologist Annual Conference
Grand Island, NE
April 17, 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic)

Holistic Admissions Review
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 50th Anniversary Conference
Chicago, IL
November 5, 2019

Using Lightly Embalmed Cadavers to Improve Perceived Competence in Ultrasound Guided Renal Biopsy
Procedures: An IPE Activity between Nephrology Fellows & Sonography Students
Authors: Kathryn Wampler, Lisa Bartenhagen, Ryan Mullane, Kim Michael
Presenters: Kathryn Wampler, Lisa Bartenhagen
Scientific Exhibit
Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference
Omaha, NE
August 2019

Therapy physics education in a virtual learning environment, M. Hyun, A. Smith, J. Koth, A. Ekpenyong, and
L. Bartenhagen.
61st meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
San Antonio, TX
July 2019.