Portrait of Prof. Cheng-Shie Wuu  

Cheng-Shie Wuu

Professor of Radiation Oncology (in Environmental Health Sciences and in Applied Physics) at the Columbia University Medical Center, Clinical Director of Medical Physics Graduate Program

Radiation Oncology Department
Children’s Hospital N Bsmt Rm 11
622 West 168th Street

Tel(212) 305-2256

Wuu’s main research interest is on the measurement and verification of 3-D dose distribution for complex radiotherapy techniques. He has used gel and radiochromic plastic phantom for radiation measurement. With optical CT scanning of the phantom and 3-D reconstruction software he has successfully demonstrated 3-D dose verification with high resolution and accuracy for advanced radiotherapy techniques. He has developed real-time monitoring of patient transit dosimetry using a commercial EPID. This technique was applied to patient treatment monitoring with an institutional review board (IRB) approved study. He is the Director of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, at the Columbia University Medical Center and a Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. He is also the Clinical Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program in the Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Department.

Wuu received a BS in physics from National Tsinghua University in Taiwan and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Kansas in 1985.  He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR 2006), and a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM 2007). 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Associate research scientist, Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University, 1985-1987 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology (in Environmental Health Sciences and in Applied Physics) at the Columbia University Medical Center, 2002-
  • Clinical Director of Medical Physics Graduate Program, 2001-
  • Director of Medical Physics, Columbia University Medical Center, 2000-
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Columbia University, 1994-2002
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Columbia University, 1988-1994

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Radiation Research Society (RRS)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Fellow, American College of Radiology, 2006
  • Fellow, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2007

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Velten, C, Wang, YF, Adamovics, J, Wuu, CS, 3D Isocentricity Analysis for Clinical Linear Accelerator. Med. Phys., 47(4), 1460-1467, 2020.
  • Black, P.J., Velten, C., Wang, Y.F., Na, Y.H. and Wuu, C.S., An Investigation of Clinical Treatment Field Delivery Verification Using Cerenkov Imaging: IMRT Positioning Shifts and Field Matching. Med. Phys., 46(1), pp.302-317, 2019.
  • Wang, YF, Lin, SC, Na, YH, Black, PJ, Wuu CS, Dosimetric Verification and Commissioning for a Small Animal Image-Guided Irradiator Phys. Med. Biol. 9;63(14):145001. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aacdcd, 2018. 
  • Wuu, CS, Sheu, R, and Chen, J, Microdosimetric Characteristics of 50 kV x-rays at different depths for breast intraoperative radiotherapy, Radiation Protection Dosimetry , doi:10.1093/rpd/ncv166, 2015.
  • Qian, X, Admovics, J, Wuu, C.S. Performance of An Improved First-Generation Optical CT Scanner for 3D Dosimetry”, Phys. Med. Biol. 58:321-33.PMID: 24262134, 2014.
  • Berry, S.L., Polvorosa, C., Cheng, S., Deutsch, I., Chao, K.S, Wuu, C.S. Initial Clinical Experience Performing patient Treatment Verification with an Electronic Portal Imaging Device” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 88(1):204-9, 2014.
  • Xu, Y. and Wuu, CS. Evaluation of a rotating mirror-based fast optical CT scanner for gel dosimetry. Phys. Med. Biol. 58:479, 2013.
  • Berry S.L., Sheu R, Polvorosa C.S., Wuu C.S. Implementation of EPID Transit Dosimetry Based on a Through-Air Dosimetry Algorithm, Med. Phys. 39(1):87-98 PMID: 22225278, 2012.