Title: Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer
Company: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Location: Monroe, Michigan, United States
Ralph P. Lieto, Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer at St. Joseph Mercy Health System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radiological safety procedures.
Mr. Lieto initially pursued an education at the University of Michigan, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in 1972 and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering in 1974. He subsequently served a residency in radiological physics at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1976. He has been certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. In an over 50-year career, he has been accomplished as a medical physicist, a health professional with specialist education and training in the concepts and techniques of applying physics in medicine, and as a system radiation safety officer with daily responsibility for identifying and correcting radiation safety problems, educating, and ensuring state and federal regulatory compliance at Henry Ford Hospital System in Detroit and St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor. His training and experience enabled him to chair or serve on several committees of nationally recognized radiological organizations.
Mr. Lieto has notably received fellowships in the American College of Radiology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. A highlight of his career was his appointment to the federal Advisory Committee on Medical Use of Isotopes of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His most recent professional highlight is election as the president of the Michigan Radiological Society because he is the first non-physician president in their 100-year history. He attributes his success to being involved with the right people and being active in contributing to professional organizations. Some of his success has been attributed to being at the right place in the right circumstance with a willingness to serve. Mr. Lieto has been further celebrated by Marquis Who’s Who with a Press Release and inclusion within the Lifetime Achievement Book.
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