Lawrence T. Dauer, PhD

Clinical Physicist

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About Me

I am a medical health physicist specializing in radiation protection in medicine and hold appointments in both the Department of Medical Physics and the Department of Radiology. I am the Radiation Safety Manager and Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Emergency Management Committee, as well as a member of the Radiation Injury Treatment Network.

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I have spent more than 25 years in the field of radiation protection and health physics, half of which involved radiation protection programs for the energy and industrial sectors. For more than ten years, I have been engaged in operations and research in medical health physics. Our goal is to provide and maintain exceptional medical health physics expertise in support of the fields of radiology, x-ray imaging, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and radiochemistry, as well as surgery and medicine. My research focuses on developing new techniques that utilize radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices. This practical research is aimed at facilitating the immediate translation of results into improved radiation protection practices and communication avenues that maximize medical benefits to our patients while reducing risks from exposure to ionizing radiation and enabling the expansion of successful clinical programs.

I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Health Physics certified in comprehensive health physics, and am a Licensed Medical Physicist in New York State. I have served as Chair of the Radiation Safety Committee of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, President and Executive Council Member of the Medical Physics Section of the Health Physics Society, President of the Greater NY Chapter of the Health Physics Society, and Board Member of the Radiological and Medical Physics Society of NY, and have served on scientific committees of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement. In 2005, I received the Elda E. Anderson Award from the Health Physics Society.

I am currently a member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection Committee 3 on Radiation Protection in Medicine, an elected council member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and serve as a Member of the Jont safety Committee of the Society for Interventional Radiology and the American College of Radiology.

  • Clinical Expertise: Radiation Protection and Medical Health Physics
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: PhD, Adult Education, Capella University; MS, Health Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Board Certifications: Health Physics

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