John "Jay" W. Poston, PhD

Department or Service

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-7237

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Radiation Safety Officer

Texas Children's Hospital


Laser Safety Officer, Texas Children's Hospital

Education

School Education Degree Year
Texas A&M University PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering 1994
Texas A&M University masters Master of Science in Health Physics 1989
Georgia Institute of Technology bachelors Bachelor of Science in Health Physics 1985

About

Dr. Poston is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) at Texas Children’s Hospital and also serves as the Laser Safety Officer. He is board certified by the American Academy of Health Physics and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is licensed to practice Medical Health Physics by the Texas Medical Board. His primary area of focus is the safe use of radioactive material in the clinical environment as well as in research. Dr. Poston has over 35 years of experience in radiation safety and served as RSO at MD Anderson Cancer Center before joining Texas Children’s Hospital. 

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Health Physics Certified Health Physicist Certified Health Physicist (CHP)
Board of Safety Professionals Certified Safety Professional Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Health Physics Society Plenary Member
Texas Medical Board Licensed Medical Health Physicist Licensed Medical Health Physicist (LMP)

Selected Publications

Metyko, John, W. Erwin, J. W. Poston, Jr., and S. M. Jimenez. 90Sr Content in 90Y-labeled SIR-Spheres and Zevalin. Health Physics Vol. 107, No. 5, pp. 177-180, 2014.

Metyko, John, J. M. Williford, W. Erwin, J. W. Poston, Jr., and S. M. Jimenez. Long-lived Impurities of 90Y-labeled Microspheres, TheraSphere and SIR-Spheres, and the Impact on Patient Dose and Waste Management. Health Physics,Vol. 103, No. 3, pp. 204-208, 2012.

Poston, John W., Jr., K. A. Kodimer, W. E. Bolch, and J. W. Poston, Sr. Calculation of Absorbed Energy in the Gastrointestinal Tract, Health Physics Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 300-306, 1996.

Poston, John W., Jr., K. A. Kodimer, W. E. Bolch, and J. W. Poston, Sr. A Revised Model for the Calculation of Absorbed Energy in the Gastrointestinal Tract, Health Physics Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 307-314, 1996. 

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