Radiation therapists have training and certification in the operation of the machines that deliver radiation. They work under the supervision of our doctor and are responsible for setting up the patients on the linear accelerator and administering the daily radiation treatments that the doctor prescribes.
A Radiation Therapist since 1986, Denise did her training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She earned a B.S. in Health Arts from The University of St. Francis in Jolliet, IL in 1991. She has worked at various facilities: Barnes/Jewish, Springfield Memorial, and Presence, and has been with Christie for the last 10 years. As the manager, she is involved in the daily running of the department.
Born and raised in the Champaign area, Denise is married and has two children. She lives in the Rantoul area where her husband farms. Her children, Thomas is in college, and her daughter, Coley is a senior in high school, planning to pursue a career in Pharmacy.