Radiating Hope: Radiology Department Blog


Welcome To Our New Physicist – Joseph Meier

Post Date: August 17, 2022
Welcome To Our New Physicist –  Joseph Meier

My name is Joseph (Joe) Meier. I was born, raised, and educated in Texas, but most importantly during my time there, I met my wife, Kristine. My mother is an RN, and so I have always heard of the joy that comes from caring for others when they are sick.   

I majored in Physics and English Literature during my undergrad studies, and pursuing the field of medical physics was a natural fit. I worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Imaging Physics department, and later at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, I pursued a Ph.D. in Medical Physics concerning Positron Emission Tomography respiratory motion correction with Osama Mawlawi as my research advisor. My goal in pursuing this degree and later a residency at the University of Wisconsin was to work in a hospital where I have very close contact with the clinic and conduct clinically oriented research.   

This job at Cincinnati Children’s, which I have been fortunate enough to obtain, combines all of these elements and, most importantly, I know that I am part of an excellent team that delivers exceptional care to children. My job has three components:  

  • Perform routine accreditation testing on all diagnostic imaging equipment.   
  • Optimize imaging protocol through collaboration with industry and the radiologists. 
  • Perform research. 

I am excited about spending time outdoors in this wonderful Ohio climate that is somewhere between the Houston and Wisconsin extremes, which I have recently escaped. 

Glenn Miñano, BFA, editor; Meredith Towbin, copy editor

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.