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Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

RT CSM

Founded in 1848, the state's first private hospital, Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee is a full-service hospital offering a complete range of medical, surgical and advanced clinical specialties. The hospital's Regional Burn Center is the only one of its kind in the eastern half of the state. In October 2010, Columbia St. Mary's opened its new $417 million hospital that is a national model for safe, efficient, patient centered health care.   Columbia St. Mary’s is part of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system. 

Columbia St. Mary’s mission is to make a positive difference in the health and lives of individuals and our community — with special concern for those who are vulnerable. We are committed to providing high-quality, accessible, values-driven programs and services with equal attention to the physical, spiritual, and emotional dimensions of health.

Our Cancer Center overlooks Lake Michigan and is located on Milwaukee’s east side.   In addition to our Milwaukee campus, there is a Cancer Center at our Ozaukee Campus, in which staff rotates.  The Radiation Oncology Department takes pride in its cutting edge technology combined with a highly integrated support component for patients.  Major equipment and treatment programs include:

Milwaukee Campus:

  • Varian Truebeam Linear Accelerator with Rapid Arc and Align RT Optical Surface Monitoring System
  • Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator with portal imaging and Align RT Optical Surface Monitoring System
  • KV imaging and Cone Beam CT
  • GE CT Scanner and GE Advantage Simulator with Respiratory Gated 4DCT
  • Aria Record & Verify System
  • CT/PET Scanner
  • Elekta/Nucletron MicroSelectron v3 High Dose Rate Afterloader: Brachytherapy for GYN and Breast
  • Varian Eclipse 3-D Treatment Planning System
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Body
  • Brachymesh
  • Strong Participation in Research Studies

Ozaukee Campus:

  • Varian Truebeam Linear Accelerator with Rapid Arc and Align RT Optical Surface Monitoring System
  • KV Imaging and Cone Beam CT
  • GE CT Scanner and GE Advantage Simulator with Respiratory Gated 4DCT
  • Aria Record & Verify System
  • Varian Eclipse 3-D Treatment Planning System
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Participation in Research Studies

Overall:

  • Diverse, fast-paced environment
  • 9 Radiation Therapists, 2 Radiation Oncologists, 2 Physicians Assistants, 2 Medical Physicists, 2 Medical Dosimetrists
  • Treat between 30-50 patients a day
  • No job available for students at CSM for internship.
  • Type of learning environment:  Medium sized clinic with a fast paced environment on the treatment machines.  Our RTT’s have high expectations and are very vested in the education of our interns.  RTT’s take extra time with interns to review clinical concepts as needed.  The interns are expected to be independent and be an active participant in their own education.

Clinical Supervisor is Tracy Katzer, BS, RT(T)

Email:  tracy.katzer@ascension.org