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Professor M Saiful Huq


Mohammed Saiful Huq, PhD is the Director of Medical Physics for the Beacon Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Dr. Huq is responsible for the development of scientific activities of a large group of physicists and management of clinical medical physics operations of 21 cancer centers in western Pennsylvania, USA.

He is in charge of the Medical Physics Residency program and the Dosimetry Training program at Beacon Cancer Center and is involved in teaching the radiation oncology residents, clinical medical physics residents and dosimetry trainees. He has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology for the past ten years. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and has published over 100 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Huq received his PhD and MS in Physics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Dr. Huq has served in many capacities in various national and international organizations.  He is a Fellow of both the British Institute of Physics and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and is a recipient of AAPM’s Farrington Daniels Award.  In March 2010, Dr. Huq received the Distinguished Service Award given by The American Board of Radiology and in July 2010, he received the “Distinguished Medical Physicist for 2010 award” by the Indo American Society of Medical Physicists. 

He is currently the Chair of the AAPM Therapy Physics Committee and the AAPM TG100 and is the Vice Chair of the AAPM Science Council. Dr. Huq has served on numerous AAPM Task Groups, notably TG51. Dr. Huq has also served as an expert on many International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiatives, developing various documents (example TRS398) which provide guidance to the world-wide radiotherapy community regarding various aspects of cancer therapy using external beam radiation.