EH&S is pleased to announce the appointment of Maxwell Amurao, Ph.D., M.B.A., DABR to the position of Radiation Safety Officer for Clinical Programs and Director of Clinical Radiation Safety Programs. Dr. Amurao will direct and supervise clinical radiation safety programs at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, including Milstein Hospital, the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York (CHONY) and the Allen Hospital. He will also oversee quality assurance programs for the College of Dental Medicine and affiliated offsite faculty practices.

Prior to his arrival at Columbia University, Dr. Amurao was the Director of Radiation Safety for Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He served as the Radiation Safety Officer and implemented a comprehensive medical physics program for diagnostic imaging services. He was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology where he taught medical imaging physics. Previously he served as Senior Medical Physicist in the Clinical Imaging Physics Group at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Dr. Amurao is a graduate of De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, where he earned a M.S. in Physics, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, where he completed a Ph.D. in Medical Physics. He also holds a M.B.A. from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Medical Physics and Nuclear Medical Physics. Dr. Amurao is also certified by the Board of Laser Safety in Medical Lasers.

About Columbia University  

Columbia University is an American private Ivy League research university located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.