Sarah Wisnoskie

 

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                           Sarah Wisnoskie, MS    
Second Year Resident, 2019-2021   
Education:
MS in Medical Physics &Graduate Certificate in Bioengineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL, 2019
BS in Physics, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL, 2016
 
Certifications:
 Passed ABR Part 1
 
Professional Memberships:
AAPM Resident Member
ASTRO Student Member
ACR Student Member
ABS Student Member
 
Selected Publications/Presentations:
  1. S Wisnoskie, D Zheng, A Wahl, N Bennion, A Granatowicz, X Liang, S Zhou, “Possible to Treat with Lower Energy? Tangential Whole Breast Irradiation with Electronic Tissue Compensation Technique” 2020 Joint AAPM l COMP Virtual Meeting, PO-GeP-T-644.
  2. S. WisnoskieElectronic Tissue Compensation and Tangential Whole Breast Irradiation. Young Investigators Symposium, MRV AAPM Spring Meeting, 2020
  3. S Wisnoskie, D Zheng, A Wahl, N Bennion, A Granatowicz, X Liang, S Zhou, “Using Flattening Filter Free (FFF) Beams in Electronic Tissue Compensation (ECOMP) Whole Breast Irradiation with Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) for Left Sided Breast Cancer” 2020 Joint AAPM l COMP Virtual Meeting,  PO-GeP-T-827.
  4. Y Lei, S Wang, A Granatowicz, Q Fan, W Nie, S Wisnoskie, S Zhou, “Investigating the Dosimetric Effect of the Qfix Encompass SRS Immobilization System On Cone-Based SRS Treatment Planning” 2020 Joint AAPM l COMP Virtual Meeting, PO-GeP-T-533.         
  5. M Hyun, A Smith, P Patel, W Nie, S Wisnoskie, “Offline Assessment and Adaptation of Prostate and Head-And-Neck Radiotherapy Using Velocity” 2020 Joint AAPM l COMP Virtual Meeting, PO-GeP-M-311.
  6.  S. Price, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0001: Wrong Length Transfer Tube. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, July Issue, 2018.
  7.  S. Price, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0001: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, August Issue, 2018. 
  8. S. Price, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0002: Dose Greater than 50 rem Delivered at a Site not Intended for Treatment. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, September Issue, 2018. 
  9. S. Price, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0002: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, October Issue, 2018. 
  10. S. Price, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0003: Incorrect Dose to Liver. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, November Issue, 2018.
  11. S. Price, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0003: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, December Issue, 2018. 
  12. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0004: Dose error on second day of electronic brachytherapy treatment. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, January Issue, 2019. 
  13. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0004: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, March Issue, 2019. 
  14. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z Ouhib: Case 0005: Received dose greater than prescribed dose. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, April Issue, 2019. 
  15. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0005: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, May Issue, 2019. 
  16. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0006: Administration of Iodine-131 to a Pregnant Patient. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, July Issue, 2019. 
  17. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0006: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, September Issue, 2019. 
  18. S. Wisnoskie, P.Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0007: Misadministration involving Iodie-125 eye plaque brachytherapy implants. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, October Issue, 2019. 
  19. S. Wisnoskie, P. Galanakou, Z. Ouhib: Case 0007: Responses and feedback from BrachyBlast Readers: Preventive Actions. BrachyBlast ABS newsletter Patient Safety Corner, November Issue, 2019
  20. S. Price & P. Galanakou, (2018, October 12). How Can We Learn and Improve from a Medical Event? Speech presented at Medical Physics Seminar Fall in Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. 

Clinical & Research Interests:
My research interests include radiomics, DECT, adaptive planning, automated treatment planning, and workflow improvements. 
My current ongoing collaborative projects include a study on the use of DECT as a tool to enhance soft tissue contrast for prostate patients, a fully automated workflow for treating cord compression emergent patients, and using radiomics to predict the formation of brain metastasis. I am working on generating manuscripts on a project related to adaptive planning for H&N and prostate using Velocity. Lastly, I'm also submitting a manuscript as first author related to the use of electronic tissue compensator planning technique in combination with flattening filter free beams for left sided post-lumpectomy whole breast irradiation with DIBH.

 


Why did you choose to come to UNMC? 
When looking for a residency I was primarily searching for three things: mentorship, research opportunity, and a wide range of modalities and clinical opportunities. UNMC checked all my boxes. It was easy to see that not only would I be getting the best residency experience possible, but I'd also get the opportunity to work with an incredible team that's more like a family. 

Favorite part of residency, favorite rotation, or favorite thing about UNMC? 
My favorite part of residency is the independence we have as residents. We're often approached with issues in the clinic that we have the ability to solve independently. Additionally, taking responsibility as a machine physicist from year one allows us to gain valuable experience in QA and troubleshooting.
My favorite rotation so far has to be the Acceptance and Commissioning rotation. Not only was my mentor, Megan Hyun, an incredible teacher but the rotation was so well organized with walkthroughs and demonstrations that I felt like I truly got commissioning experience. In that rotation we also must attend all annual QAs which also gives plenty of experience.

Favorite thing to do in Omaha? 
Fun fact about Omaha, Food Network Star Alton Brown says it's his favorite undercover food scene! I'd have to agree as restaurants in Omaha are fantastic! Additionally, there are many places nearby for beautiful hikes in the hills and forests.

What do you like to do for fun? 
For fun, I'm an avid gamer! I'm even currently working on building my own gaming PC. Additionally, I play guitar, love reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), and hiking (my husband and I are attempting to visit all the national parks).