Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering 


  • Ph.D. Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, 1997
  • M.Sc. Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, 1993
  • B.Eng. Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University 1984


  • 1985-1989, Honor Student, Tshingua University 
  • 1990-1991, University of Toronto Open Fellowship
  • 1991-1993, Sunnybrook Health Science Center Trust for Medical Research Graduate Studentship
  • 1993-1997, Steve Fronyo Studentship, National Cancer Institute of Canda
  • 1994, First Prize, Young Investigators Symposium, COMP Annual Meeting 
  • 1995, Certificate of Merit, Scientific Exhibit, RSNA Annual Meeting
  • 1996, Sylvia Fedoruk Prize for "Best Scientific Paper in the Field of Medical Physics in Canada"
  • 2000, Runner-up, Sylvia Fedourk Prize
  • 2002-2004, Whitaker Investigator, the Whitaker Foundation
  • 2004, Promising Inventor Award, The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
  • 2013, Poster Award, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference
  • 2016, Poster Award, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference


Please click here to see a full list of articles published by Dr. Zhao on PubMed. 

Research Interest: 

  • Dr. Wei Zhao's research work in the past has focused on the investigation of amorphous selenium flat-panel detectors for radiography and fluoroscopy. She has also worked on the development of cesium iodide based flat-panel detectors for medical imaging. Her current research interest focuses on the investigation of imaging performance and design optimization for amorphous selenium flat-panel detectors for digital mammography and digital tomosynthesis. Her research work also involves developing advanced detector concepts for improved imaging performance at low dose and high frame rates.

Contact Information:

Stony Brook Medicine
Department of Radiology 
HSC Level 4, Room 120
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8460
Phone: 631-444-7639
Fax: 631-444-7538
Email: Wei.Zhao@stonybrookmedicine.edu