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Monmouth Medical Center Physicist Honored as ‘Outstanding Reviewer’

03/27/2015

Monmouth Medical Center's Chief Physicist and Director of Medical Physics, Jack Yang, Ph.D., DABR, has been recognized as an "Outstanding Reviewer" of 2014 for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the leading journal in radiation oncology and the official journal of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Dr. Yang is one of a small group of individuals who have earned this award from the publication's editorial board for their readiness to review and participate in the peer-review process, the timeliness by which they complete the reviews and by the thoughtful, in-depth, and professional way in which they conduct them.

In his position at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Yang is in charge of all the clinical duties and acts as a senior consultant to the Radiation Oncology department with special teaching and research interests in TomoTherapy.

Dr. Yang has been on staff at Monmouth Medical Center for 17 years. He finished his Ph.D. degree in medical physics at the University of Florida in 1994, where he specialized in radiosurgery. He was board certified with the American Board of Radiology in 1996 and has been a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine for more than 25 years.

Dr. Yang has more than 22 peer-reviewed publications, received Gallo Award for Outstanding Cancer Research for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and is very active in clinical education. He is also the associate editor of the Journal of Medical Dosimetry, and has served as guest editor of several peer-reviewed medical physics and biomedical engineering journals. He is as a former chairman and board member of the North American Chinese Medical Physicists Association.

Dr. Yang is a resident of Holmdel.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.

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