Dr John Wong receives Life Time Achievement Award for contribution to Medical Physics, at the American Association in Physics and Medicine meeting

September 7, 2017

Dr Wong is the co-inventor of SARRP, The small animal radiation research platform commercialised by Xstrahl and now the premier tool used by radiation biologists, research oncologists and medical physicists in the pursuit of eradicating cancer.

Dr. Wong is presently Professor and Director of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. He received a doctoral degree in 1982 from the University of Toronto under the mentorship of (the late) Harold Johns and Mark Henkelman. Prior to joining Hopkins in 2004, Dr. Wong worked under Dr. James Purdy at the Washington University in St. Louis until 1992, and then as the Director of Medical Physics at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Wong has broad research and clinical interests ranging from dose calculations, methods of treatment delivery and verification in radiation therapy and pre-clinical radiation research. Dr. Wong is an author of over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 20 book chapters. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on 20 research initiatives funded by public agencies and industries. He is the co-inventor of the Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC), Flat Panel Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) and the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) that have been commercialized as radiation therapy products for the clinical and research community.

Dr. Wong is a recipient of the George Edelstyn Lecture Medal from the Royal College of Radiology, UK in 2001. His current research focus is on molecular optical imaging for pre-clinical radiation research, robotic ultrasound imaging for IGRT and informatics infra-structure for data sharing in radiation oncology. He is committed to advancing cancer treatment through education, research, and collaboration.

Dr. Wong, you are such a perfect role model for the young medical physicists. Your inventions including ABC, CBCT, SARRP and many others, have made a tremendous impact in radiation oncology. A lot of them become the standard of care in radiation therapy for the cancer patients around the world. We are delighted to have you as our scientific collaborator moving the frontiers of the medical physics through innovation and excellence. Congratulations from all of your friends and colleagues at Xstrahl.

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