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Wang Appointed Director of Health Physics Track

Chu Wang, PhD Portrait

Chu Wang PhD was just appointed as Director for the Medical Health Physics track, 1 of 4 tracks comprising our academic program. Dr Wang earned a bachelor’s degree in Medical & Health Physics from McMaster University and both his master’s and doctoral degrees in Medical Physics from Duke University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) and the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP).

After graduating from Duke, Dr. Wang worked for five years as the Associate Radiation Safety Officer at the University of Pittsburgh, servicing the joint broad-scope radiation safety program which covered all research- and medical-radiation use at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the academically affiliated hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health System. Dr. Wang and his family moved back here in 2020.

Presently, Dr. Wang serves as the Assistant Director of the Radiation Safety Division of the Occupational Environmental Safety Office (OESO) at Duke, servicing the broad-scope radiation safety programs at Duke University and the Duke University Health System (DUHS). Academically, Dr. Wang holds faculty appointments with the Medical Physics Graduate Program and the Department of Radiology.

Besides his operational responsibilities for the institution, Dr. Wang is dedicated to help develop the next generation of medical physicists – especially medical health physicists – to enhance our society’s collective knowledge and service capacity in radiation protection and radiation dosimetry.