“I am honored and humbled to be selected as editor-in-chief of Medical Physics,” said Boone. “I joined the AAPM four decades ago specifically to receive the journal, and over the years I have been involved with many aspects of its operations. I look forward to this enormous challenge.”
Boone is a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at UC Davis. For the past two decades, The Boone Laboratory, which he leads, has studied the potential of dedicated cone beam breast CT as a new method for both breast cancer screening and diagnostic breast examination. His lab has designed, fabricated and tested four prototype breast CT scanners, with more than 1,000 scans performed on the systems.
“AAPM is tremendously pleased John Boone is the new editor-in-chief of Medical Physics,” said M. Saiful Huq, AAPM President in the association’s news release. “Dr. Boone's knowledge of the field and dedicated leadership to AAPM and the medical physics profession uniquely qualify him for this very important position. I'm sure the members are as excited about this as I am. Please join me in congratulating John on this well-deserved appointment. I am confident that John will lead our journal to even greater national and international prominence."
Boone will succeed Jeffrey F. Williamson in this role, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Boone has a dedicated history with AAPM, becoming a fellow in 1999; serving in the leadership of the Science Council for the past 12 years; and elected as AAPM president in 2015. He was awarded AAPM’s prestigious William D. Coolidge Gold Medal in 2019.