Wagner, Louis K., Ph.D.

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Faculty Biography
Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D., DABR, DABMP, FACR, FAAPM

Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D., DABR, DABMP, FACR, FAAPM

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Phone:
(713) 500-7671
Fax:
(713) 500-7676
Email:
Louis.K.Wagner@uth.tmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Veronica.M.Hall@uth.tmc.edu
  • Title(s)

    • Professor
    • Chief Physicist
  • Location(s)

    • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
      6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.116
      Houston, Texas 77030

Education

Undergraduate
June 1971
B.S. in Physics
Magna Cum Laude
Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
Graduate
June 1976
Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Nuclear Science Fellow
Dissertation title: "Properties of the Nuclear Charge Distributions of Os-192, Pt-194, and Pt-196 Determined from Muonic X-rays."

Postgraduate Training

September 1977 – August 1978
Memorial-Sloan Kettering National Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Physics
New York, New York

Professional Focus

To define the practical applications of benefit/risk in the diagnostic and interventional uses of radiation in medicine
Practical concerns with regard to the potential harm of interventional and diagnostic uses of x rays and radionuclides include radiation-induced injuries to patients, radiation carcinogenesis and radiation effects on the developing conceptus. MR and ultrasound have a similar set of concerns, although not at the same level as ionizing radiations. Managing the quality of benefits in diagnostic and interventional medicine against the magnitudes of the potential risks from these radiations is a paramount responsibility of our profession. My professional career is dedicated to the understanding of these tradeoffs and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Board Certifications

June 4, 1982
American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiological Physics
October 16, 1989
American Board of Medical Physics
Diagnostic Imaging Physics

Honors and Awards

Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas
1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, and 2004-05.
Editor's Recognition Award for the review of articles for Radiology
With distinction (1986), with distinction (1987), with special distinction (1988), with distinction (1989), with special distinction (1990), with special distinction (2004).
1987
Robert J. Shalek Award for significant contributions to medical physics through publication of book entitled "Exposure of the Pregnant Patient to Diagnostic Radiations: A Guide to Medical Management."
Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 1985.
1991
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in UTHMS Radiology Residency Program
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas
1995
Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Boston, MA
1996
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
San Antonio, TX
1995
Radiographics Editor's Certificate of Recognition
Ror outstanding service to the Radiological Society of North America and RadioGraphics in the review of manuscripts submitted for publication, 1990-1993
June 20, 1999
Residents' Education Award for Dedicated Service in UTHMS Radiology Residency Program
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas
November 26-December 1, 2000
Cum Laude citation to Titus R. Koenig, Louis K. Wagner, Detlev Wolff in recognition of excellence of Education Exhibit entitled “Radiation Injury to the Skin Caused by Fluoroscopic procedures: Lessons on radiation management.”
Presented at the 86th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
June 2001
RIT Award of Excellence for the best Diagnostic Imaging Physics Paper published during 2000 in Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
December 2003
Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for reviewing with Special Distinction in recognition of outstanding service as a reviewer of scientific manuscripts submitted for publication in Radiology
2004-05
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas
2007
LBJ Innovation Winner
LBJ General Hospital Innovation Network Committee
Houston, Texas
March 2010
American Board of Radiology Distinguished Service Award in acknowledgement and appreciation of ongoing exceptional service in fulfilling the ABR mission