Dr. John W. Wong is a professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiology sciences and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wong developed the technology that gives radiation oncologists the ability to create CT images at the same time the patient receives radiation. This novel radiotherapy device, the patented Elekta Synergy, is now used worldwide, ushering in the era of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). He also invented the Active Breathing Coordinator.
Dr. Wong also serves as the director of the Division of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences. In this role, he helps to coordinate all technical services and directly manages the department’s physics and dosimetry services to ensure the delivery of state-of-the-art methods of radiation treatment. He is also directly involved in the training program of the department. Over the years, he has been a mentor or associate advisor of over 30 doctoral candidates, medical residents, post-doctoral and medical fellows. Dr. Wong also directs the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Experimental Irradiator Core, which establishes dosimetry standards for radiation equipment, performs quality assurance, provides training for users and assists in the design and conduct of complex experiments.
Dr. Wong’s clinical interests include adaptive radiation therapy, motion management in radiation therapy, and image- and information-guided radiation therapy.
He earned his doctoral degree in medical biophysics at the University of Toronto. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2004.
Board certified with the American College of Medical Physicists, Dr. Wong is a member of the professional societies of American Association of Medical Physicists and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology. Active in research and the development of radiotherapy technologies, he has published more than 150 academic journal articles.