Shiao Y. Woo, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.A.C.R.


Department of Radiation Oncology

529 Jackson Street 502-562-4673

Dr. Shiao Woo moved from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to the University of Louisville to be the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology in 2010.  He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Stanford University Medical Center.   Under his leadership, the department has acquired some of the most advanced technologies for the treatment of patients and research.  In 2011 the department received full accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR), the highest national accreditation. The accreditation was renewed in 2014 and 2017.  The clinical research program has been significantly expanded and the department attained full membership in the national cooperative group, NRG.  There is an ongoing inter-departmental collaboration with biomedical engineering researchers and cancer research scientists in several translational research projects.

Dr. Woo is an internationally recognized authority in the treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors in adults and children. He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS). He is the immediate past –President of the M.D. Anderson Gilbert H. Fletcher Society, and an immediate post-Council Member of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurement.  He is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  He has over 200 publications including book chapters.  Dr. Woo has been recognized for several years in “Best Doctors in America”.  Dr. Woo’s clinical and research interests include tumors of the blood, bone, nervous system and soft tissue in children and adults.


Institution and LocationDegreeDateField of Study
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA7/1985-6/1988Residency in Radiation Therapy
Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, DC7/1978-6/1980Fellowship in Pediatric & Adolescent
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC7/1976-6/1978Residency in Pediatrics
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom7/1975-6/1976Residency in Pediatrics
Johor Baru General Hospital, Johor Baru, Malaysia7/1973-6/1975Residency in Internal Medicine
Ipoh General Hospital, Ipoh, Malaysia7/1972-6/1973Clinical Internship
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaM.B./B.S.4/1967-5/1972Medicine

Positions and Honors

Positions and EmploymentDate
Professor (Tenured) and Chairman
Department of Radiation Oncology
Norton Children’s Hospital/Norton Healthcare in Pediatric Oncology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY
Professor (Tenured) and Section Chief of CNS/Pediatrics
Department of Radiation Oncology
Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX
Professor (non-tenure)
Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics Patient Care
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Professor (Tenured)
Department of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
UT Health Science Center
Houston, TX

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Assistant Professor of Radiotherapy and Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Other Experience and Professional Memberships


  • American College of Radiology
  • American Radium Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Gilbert H. Fletcher Society
  • Greater Louisville Medical Society
  • National Council Radiation Protection and Measurement
  • Pediatric Radiation Oncology
  • Society Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs


  • The Gold Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1990
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1997
  • ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, 2001
  • Fellow, American College of Radiology, 2001
  • Teacher of the Year Award, The Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, 2001
  • 2008 Patient Golden Apple Award, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2008
  • The Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care: Finalist, 2009