Genevieve Wu, PhD

Staff Title:

Assistant Professor


Radiation Medicine


Ph.D.: Biomedical Physics, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2006
M.S.: Medical Physics, Purdue University, 1994
B.S.: Optics, Shandong University

Research Interests:

Stereotactic Radiosurgery
MRI applications in Radiation Oncology
Brain tumors


J. M. Ford, W. Seiferheld, J. R. Alger, G. N. Wu, T. J. Endicott, M. Mehta, W. Curran and S. C. Phan, “Results of the Phase I Dose Escalating Study of Motexafin Gadolinium with Standard Radiation Therapy in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme,” Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 69(3), 831-838 (2007).
H. Hirschberg, G. N. Wu and S. J. Madsen, “Evaluation of Motexafin Gadolinium (MGd) as a contrast agent for intraoperative MRI,” Minim. Invasive Neurosurg. 50(6), 318-323 (2007).
G. N. Wu, J. M. Ford and J. R. Alger, “MRI measurement of the uptake and retention of motexafin gadolinium in glioblastoma multiforme and uninvolved normal human brain,” J. Neuro Oncol. 77(1), 95-103 (2006)

Honors and Awards:

2016-2019, AAPM Southern California Chapter Representative; member of AAPM Board of Directors
2006, Educational Stipend Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
1997, UCLA Biomedical Physics Graduate Program Scholarship


Dr. Genevieve Wu came to United States from Beijing, China in 1989 for graduate studies after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Optics at the Shandong University. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in medical physics at Purdue University in 1994 and ultimately a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. She became a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics in May of 1999. Before joining the department of Radiation Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Wu served in the capacity as a medical physicist at New York University (1995-1997), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (2000-2005), University of Southern California (2006-2007), Northwest Medical Physics Center (2007-2012), St. Joseph Hospital at Orange (2012-2016), and Sansum Clinic (2016-2017). She is currently the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Southern California Chapter Representative (2016-2018).

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