Reinhard Schulte

Dr. Reinhard Schulte has more than 18 years of experience in proton radiation therapy and proton radiosurgery. He has a doctorate in medicine (summa cum laude) and a diploma in physics from German Universities. He is licensed as a physician both in Germany and the United States, and is a board-certified radiologist in Germany. He is also board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology in the U.S. He helped developing the proton radiosurgery program at the Loma Linda University Proton Treatment Center in 1993, which has been treating patients since then and is constantly modernized. Dr. Schulte has been involved in proton-therapy related research since 1996. He started a scientific initiative to develop proton computed tomography (pCT) at Loma Linda University in 2003 and has found interested collaborators in the U.S. and worldwide to support this research. His research is currently supported by a 4-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Health. At the James M. Slater Proton Treatment and Research Center, Dr. Schulte is responsible for translational research activities related to proton therapy and proton physics and radiobiology. In recent years, his research has focused on the development of new techniques and indications for proton radiosurgery, including functional CNS disorders and cardiac arrhythmia.