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Jacob Kamen, PhD, DABHP

Title: Professor of Radiology and Senior Director of Radiation Safety
Company: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Location: New York, New York, United States

Jacob Kamen, PhD, DABHP, Professor of Radiology and Senior Director of Radiation Safety at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radiology.

Dr. Kamen has excelled since 2007 as a professor of radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In addition to this role, he serves the institution as the senior director of radiation safety and the chief radiation and laser safety officer. Prior to this role, he worked with Columbia University Medical Center from 2000 to 2007, New York University Medical Center from 1993 to 2000 and PET-Yale University Imaging Center from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Kamen began his career as a teaching assistant for Professor Edward Melkonian at Columbia University before working as a research collaborator with Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1988 to 1992. To keep abreast of his field, he has maintained membership with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Sigma Xi and the Health Physics Society. For his professional excellence, Dr. Kamen was recognized with an Achievement Award from the Health Physics Society’s Homeland Security Section in 2023 and became a fellow of the Health Physics Society in 2017.

In preparation for his career in radiology, Dr. Kamen graduated from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering in 1985. He went on to attend Columbia University and completed a Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear engineering in 1992. Following his graduation, Dr. Kamen completed a postdoctoral fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Florida Health’s Shands Hospital. Alongside his formal degrees, he is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. Dr. Kamen is also a Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer and a Certified National Radiation Register Protection Technologist. Notably, he has been invited to present several times at IAEA conferences in Vienna and London, was interviewed by TV channels during the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, which was published in the New York Daily News, and he received both the Health Physics Society Fellow Award in 2017 and the Homeland Security and Emergency Response Section Award for Distinguished Service in 2023.

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