Department of Radiation Oncology

Faculty Medical Physicist

Cheng-Shie Wuu, Ph.D., FACR, FAAPM.

Cheng-Shie Wuu, Ph.D., F.A.C.R.
Director of Medical Physics
Professor of Columbia University Medical Center Radiation Oncology


Radiation Biophysics
  University of Kansas
Board Certification   ABR–Radiological Therapy Physics


Director of Medical Physics Graduate Program
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, and Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering, Columbia University

Residency Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University
Director of Radiation Therapy Physics

Postdoctoral training:

Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University

Research interest:

Microdosimetry, biophysical modeling, 3-D gel dosimetry by optical CT scanner, radiation-induced second malignancy, EPID transit dosimetry

Selected recent publications:

Wuu, C.S., Zaider, M., Lee, E., Ennis, R.D. and Schiff, P.B. Dosimetric and Volumetric Criteria for Selecting A Source Activity and/or A Source Type (I-125 or Pd-103) in the Presence of Irregular Seed Placement in Permanent Prostate Implants. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 47:815-820, 2000.

Wuu, C.S., Schiff, P.B., Maryanski, M., Borzilllary, S. Liu, T., Weinberger, J. Dosimetry Study of Re-188 Liquid Balloon for Intravasular Brachytherapy Using Polymer Gel Dosimeters and Laser-Beam Optical CT Scanner. Med. Phys., 30(2):132 137, 2003.

Hall. E.J. and Wuu, C.S. Radiation-Induced Second Cancers: The Impact of 3D-CRT and IMRT, Int. J. Radiati. Oncol. Biol. Phys, 56 (1):83-88, 2003.

Wuu, C.S. and Xu, Y. 3-D Dose Verification for IMRT Using Optical CT Based Polymer Gel dosimetry, Med. Phys., 2005 (in press).


  • Residency/Medical Education
  • Advanced Technology
  • Patients
  • CUMC Scene