Shiao Y. Woo

Kosair Children’s Hospital/Norton Healthcare Chair in Pediatric Oncology

School of Medicine

Shiao Y. Woo, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.A.C.R. is endowed professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Louisville.  He is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric hematology-oncology and radiation oncology. He has served on the faculties of Georgetown University, Tufts University, Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson, where he was a professor since 1996. Woo has served as residency director for the departments of radiation oncology at both MD Anderson and Baylor and he also was associate chairman for research at Baylor.

Woo is widely published as an author of 20 book chapters and over  120 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Cancer Control Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet Oncology, and the Journal of Brachytherapy International.  He is a member of several national and international professional societies including chair of the Radiation Oncology section (1/2006), Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society, National Council Radiation Protection and Measurement, American College of Radiology, Member of Rui Zhang’s Advisory Committee.  Woo has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology and International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.  In addition, he has been a member of the editorial review board for Cancer, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Journal of American College of Radiology, and the Pediatric Blood and Cancer Journal.

Woo’s areas of clinical and research interests are tumors of the blood, bone, nervous system and soft tissue in children and adults.  He has been the recipient of several prestigious honors and awards, including the 2008 Patient Golden Apple Award from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Best Doctors of America (2002-2008), and Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Radiation Oncology (2001). 

Woo received his M.B. and B.S. degree in 1972 from the University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.  He completed an internal medicine residency and obtained board certification in internal medicine in the United Kingdom.  Woo subsequently completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric and adolescent hematology-oncology at Georgetown University Hospital, and a residency in radiation therapy at Stanford University Medical Center.