George Tabatadze
Assistant Professor, USTUR 509-943-9902 Suite 201 Richland

Education

PhD in Applied Physics (Health Physics), Idaho State University

Master of Sciences in Health Physics (Medical Physics), University of Nevada Las Vegas

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Membership

Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2014 – present

Georgian Health Physics Association, 2007 – present

Health Physics Society, 2005 – present

Institutional Service

Board of Trustees
Herbert M. Parker Foundation, Washington State University, 2019 – present

Advisory Board
Washington State University Radiation Safety Committee, 2019 – present

Graduate Certificate Program in Radiation Protection, Washington State University, 2016 – present

Professional Service

Past President – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2019 – present

Webmaster – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2019 – present

Herbert M. Parker Foundation Liaison – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2019 – present

Chair, Long-Range Planning Committee – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2019 – present

General Chair – Herbert M Parker Symposium (2021), Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2018 – Present

Committee Member – Health Physics Society, International Collaboration Committee, 2015 – present

Founding Member – Georgian Health Physics Association, 2007 – present

Website Editor – Georgian Health Physics Association, 2007 – present

President – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2018 – 2019

President-elect – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2017 – 2018

Chair, Program Committee – Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, 2017 – 2018

Selected Publications

Dumit S, Breustedt B, Avtandilashvili M, McComish SL, Strom DJ, Tabatadze G, Tolmachev SY. Response to the Letter to the Editor, ‘Comments on “Improved modeling of plutonium-DTPA decorporation,” (Radiat Res 2019; 191:201-10) by Gremy and Miccoli’. Radiation Research 192: 682-683; 2019.

Dumit S, Avtandilashvili M, McComish SL, Strom DJ, Tabatadze G, Tolmachev SY. Validation of a system of models for plutonium decorporation therapy. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 58: 227-235; 2019

Dumit S, Avtandilashvili M, Strom DJ, McComish SL, Tabatadze G, Tolmachev SY. Improved modeling of plutonium-DTPA decorporation. Radiation Research 191: 201-210; 2019.

Tabatadze G, Miller BW, Tolmachev SY. Mapping 241Am spatial distribution within anatomical bone structures using digital autoradiography. Health Physics 117: 179-186; 2019.

Khalaf M, Brey RR, Harris JT, Derryberry D, Tabatadze G. Monte Carlo Simulation of In-Vivo Measurement of the Most Suitable Knee Position for the Optimal Measurement of Activity. Health Physics, 104(4):405-412, 2013.

Tabatadze G., Brey RR, Kramer GH, Capello K, Meldrum DJ. Re-evaluation of 241Am Content in the USTUR Case 0102 Leg Phantom. Health Physics, 104(1):1-8, 2013.

Conference Presentations

Invited Presentations
Radiochemical Analysis of Plutonium in Tissues from Former Nuclear Workers. Seminar, Oregon State University, School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Corvallis, OR, 27 November, 2017.

Radionuclide Distribution Measurement within Anatomical Bone Structures using Digital Autoradiography. Technical Meeting, Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, Richland, WA, 19 November 2015.

Analysis of High Fired Plutonium Oxide and Other Actinides in MAPEP Soil Samples. Technical Meeting, Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society, Richland, WA, 19 November 2015.

Recent Podium Presentations
Cylindrical representations of recycling biokinetic models. 64th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics society, Orlando, FL, 7 – 11 July, 2019.

New biokinetic model simultaneously fits Ca-DTPA affected and non-affected urine bioassay data after plutonium contamination. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Cleveland, OH, 15 – 19 July, 2018.

Analysis of ‘high-fired’ plutonium oxide in tissues of occupationally exposed workers. 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiochemistry. ICC Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea, 17-22 September, 2017.

Digital Autoradiography of Bone-Seeking Radionuclides in Human. 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiochemistry, ICC Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea, 17-22 September, 2017.

Plutonium in Tissues of Occupationally Exposed Individuals. 62nd Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Raleigh, NC, 9-13 July, 2017.

Digital Autoradiography of 241Am Spatial Distribution within Trabecular Bone Regions. 61st Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Spokane, WA, 17-21 July, 2016.

Analysis of High-Fired Plutonium Oxide and Other Actinides in MAPEP Soil Samples; Podium Presentation, 61st Annual Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference, Iowa City, IA, 25-30 October, 2015.

Radionuclide Distribution Measurement Within Anatomical Bone Structures Using Digital Autoradiography. 60th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 12-16 July, 2015.

Recent Poster Presentations
New compartmental model for plutonium decorporation therapy. 64th Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Chicago, IL, 23-26 September, 2018.

New Biokinetic Model Simultaneously Fits Ca-DTPA Affected and Non-affected Urine Bioassay Data After Plutonium Contamination. BRASCON 2018, Columbus, OH, 23-24 June, 2018