Message from the Chair

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Dr. Brian Pogue, Department Chair

Welcome! The University of Wisconsin-Madison houses the one-and-only university-based Department for Medical Physics in the country, with research and education programs that have created our discipline. The department is part of the School of Medicine and Public Health, and is physically located on the 1st floor of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, adjacent to UW Hospital and the Health Sciences Learning Center, on the western edge of the campus. The facilities are a premier example of leading edge research and development, where academic scholarship is carried out side by side with clinical physics, and research translation to both clinical trials and industry translation.

Department faculty provide mentorship in the latest advances in imaging and therapy systems, devices and software. The department provides a premier experience for any aspiring physicist, with both didactic training and research based mentorship, with leading postdoctoral fellow training, and imaging physics residency opportunity. Our faculty lead research that is broadly focused across all physics-based aspects of imaging and therapy, where disease diagnoses, acute treatments and human health can be improved. The discoveries in the program improve our ability to non-invasively diagnose or characterize disease at the earliest stages possible, and develop, guide and assess therapeutic interventions.

Learn more about the department of medical physics.