Lu Wang, PhD

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Professor

Clinical Physicist

Clinical Locations

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Medical Physics Resident, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1996-98
  • PhD, Medical Physics, Rush University, Chicago, IL, 1996
  • MSc, Theoretical Physics, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 1991
  • MSc, Condensed Matter Physics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 1988

Certifications

  • ABR (American Board of Radiology-Therapeutic Radiological Physics) board certified

Memberships

  • American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM), 1992-pesent
  • American College of Medical Physics (ACMP), 2005-present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-presnt
  • Member of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) , 1995-present

National and International Committee Appointments

  • Committee Member:  Asian Oceanic Affairs Subcommittee (1/2010 – 12/2012, 1/1/2015 - present)
  • Working Group Vice Chair: Workgroup on Treatment Planning (1/1/2011 – 12/31/2017)
  • Working Group Member: Imaging for Treatment Verification Work Group (1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014)
  • Working Group Member: Biological Effects of Hypofractionated Radiotherapy/SBRT (03/04/2014 –present)
  • Committee Member: Unit No. 2 NTCP  (03/04/2014 –12/31/2016)
  • Committee Member: Unit No. 7 H and N. (03/04/2014 –12/31/2016)
  • Committee Member:  Exchange Scientist Program Subcommittee (1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013)
  • Member and Author:  Task Group 101 Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (2005 – 12/31/2010).
  • Committee Member:  AAPM Therapy Physics, Radiation Dosimetry & Treatment planning Subcommittee (2005 – 12/31/2010)
  • Secretary: AAPM Delaware Valley Chapter (1/2007 – 12/2008).

Honors & Awards

  • The Editor in Chief Award of Excellence for an outstanding general Medical Physics Article in 2014. Co-author for the paper entitled “Measurement and Monte Carlo simulation for energy- and intensity-modulated electron radiotherapy delivered by a Computer-controlled electron multileaf collimator”. 2015.
  • Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
  • The recipient of the AAPM/IPEM Medical Physics Travel Grant for 2010.
  • The LAP Award of Excellence for Best Radiation Oncology Article in 2004, first author for the paper entitled:  Stereotactic IMRT for prostate cancer:  Dosimetric impact of multileaf collimator leaf widths in the treatment of prostate cancer with IMRT.

Selected Publications

Most recent

Karthika Ramakrishnan, Karen Ruth, Karthik Devarajan, PhD, James Fan, PhD, Lu Wang, PhD, Eric M. Horwitz, Mark Hallman, MD, PhD, Charlie Ma1, PhD, Shelly B. Hayes, MD: “Prostate Motion during Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) on a Robotic Linear Accelerator”. To be submitted, 2019.

L. Wang, Ph.D., J. Uzan, Ph.D., C. Baker, PhD., J Meyer, MD., C. Ma, Ph.D., A. Nahum, Ph.D.: “Radiobiologically guided optimization of the prescription dose and fraction scheme in liver cancer SBRT”. To be submitted, 2019

Lihui Jin, Robert Price, Lu Wang, Joshua Meyer, Jiajin Fan, Chang M Ma: “Dosimetric and delivery efficiency investigation for treating hepatic lesions with a MLC-equipped robotic radiosurgery-radiotherapy combined system”.  Med. Phys., Vol 43(2), 727-733 (2016).

Marco van Vulpen, Lu Wang, and Colin Orton: “Within the next five years, adaptive hypofractionation will become the most common form of radiotherapy”. Med. Phys., Vol. 43(7), 3941-3944 2016.

Xiaofang Dai, Yingchao Zhao, Zhiwen Liang, Meera Dassarath, Lu Wang, Lihui Jin, Lili Chen, James Done, Robert Price, C-M. Ma: “Volumetric-modulated arc therapy for oropharyngeal carcinoma: A dosimetric and delivery efficiency comparison with static-field IMRT”. Physica Medica, pp. (1-6), 2014.

Lihui Jin, Ahmed Eldib, Jinsheng Li, Ismail Eman, Jiajin Fan, Lu Wang, Charlie M. Ma: Measurement and Monte Carlo simulation for energy-and intensity-modulated electron radiotherapy delivered by a computer-controlled electron multileaf collimator. J. of Clinic Appl. Med. Phy, Vol 15, No.1, p177-186, 2014.

Stanley H. Benedict, Kamil M. Yenice, David Followill, James M Galvin, William Hinson, Brian Kavanagh, Paul Keall, Michael Lovelock, Sanford Meeks, Lech Papiez, Thomas Purdie,  Ramaswamy Sadagopan, Michael C Schell, Bill Salter, David J. Schlesinger, Almon S. Shiu, Timothy Solberg, Danny Song, Volker Stieber, Robert Timmerman, Wolfgang A. Tomé, Dirk Verellen, Lu Wang, Fang-Fang Yin: “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: The Report of AAPM Task Group 101”.  Med. Phys. 37(8), 4078-4100, 2010.

Randi J. Cohen, MD, Navesh K. Sharma, PhD, Michael Yu, MD,  Lu Wang, PhD, Mark K. Buyyounouski, MD, Michael Unger, MD, Hossein Borghaei, DO, Earl King, MD, Walter Scott, MD, Elaine Callahan, RN, Benjamin J. Movsas, MD, Steven J. Feigenberg, MD: “A Phase I Radiation Dose Escalation of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Malignant Lung Tumors”.  J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3(4), 351-358, 2010.

Lili Chen Ph.D., Kamen Paskalev M.S., Xiu Xu B.S., Jennifer Zhu M.S., Lu Wang Ph.D., RA Price Ph. D, Wei Hu M.D,  Steven J. Feigenberg M.D., Eric M Horwitz M.D,  Alan Pollack M.D., Ph.D., C-M  Ma, Ph.D: “Rectal Dose Variation during the Course of Image Guided Radiation Therapy of Prostate Cancer”, Radiotherapy & Oncology, Vol. 95(2), 198-202, 2010.

Wang L, Hayes S, Paskalev K, Jin L, Buyyounouski M, Ma C-M, Feigenberg S. “Dosimetric comparison and evaluation of the impact on daily dose coverage of stereotactic body radiotherapy using 4D CT and multiphase CT images”, Radiotherapy & Oncology, 91:314-324, 2009.

Lihui Jin, Chang-Ming Ma, James Fan, Ahmed Eldib, R A Price Jr, Lili Chen, Lu Wang, Z Chi, Qianyi Xu, M Sherif and J S Li: “Dosimetric verification of modulated electron radiotherapy delivered using a photon multileaf collimator for intact breasts”, Phys. Med. Biol. 53 (Oct. 21); (2008.) 6009-6025.

Chen L, Nguyen T-B, Jones E, Chen J, Luo W, Wang L, Price RA, Pollack A and Ma C-M: MRI-Based Treatment Planning for Prostate IMRT: Creation of Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs (DRR).  Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Bio. Phys. Vol. 68(3): 903-11. 2007.

Jin L-H, Wang L, Li J-S, Feigenberg S, Luo W, Ma C-M: Investigation of Optimal Beam Margins for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer Using Monte Carlo Simulations.  Phys. Med. Biol. Vol. 52: 3549-3561. 2007.

Chen L, Paskalev K, Zhu J,  Xu X,  Wang L,  Price R, Horwitz E,  Feigenberg S, Pollack A,  Ma C-M. Image Guided Radiation Therapy for Prostate IMRT: Daily Rectal Dose Variations During the Treatment Course, Proc. of the 15th International Conference on the Use of Computer in Radiation Therapy (ICCR), Eds: Jean-Pierre Bissonnette (Novel Digital Publishing, Oakville), Volume I: 410-414, 2007.

Feigenberg SJ, Paskalev K, McNeeley S, Horwitz EM, Konski A, Wang L, Ma C, Pollack A: A prospective evaluation comparing CT localization with daily ultrasound during image-guided radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.  . J. of Clinic Appl. Med. Phy, Vol 8, No. 3, p99-109.2007.

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