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5 Questions with Tony Wong

5 Questions with Tony Wong

Tony is the Director of Medical Physics at the Center. He started his medical physicist career in 1988 and was the Chief Radiation Oncology Physicist at the Austin Medical Center in Melbourne, Australia before he was recruited by the William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan in 2001. He joined the Swedish Cancer Institute in 2002, and came to the Center in 2012. Tony has a PhD in Physics from RMIT University, Australia, and is certified in therapeutic physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.

Why did you choose your career?

The integration of science and physics into cancer treatment is very interesting and exciting.

What drew you to proton therapy?

The Bragg Peak (the science behind the precision of protons) – the opportunity of further improving radiation therapy and patient care.

What’s the most fun part about your job?

Constantly pushing the boundary of knowledge and developing new treatment techniques for patients.

Tell us something surprising about you.

I am still playing competitive soccer in a Seattle soccer league.

What’s your favorite quote?

The more you know the more you don’t know.