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Dr. Fred A. Mettler

Professor Dr. Fred A. Mettler, Jr.

Dr. Fred Mettler is currently Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor at the Department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He was the chairman of the department from 1994 to 2003. He is currently in the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service at the New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center.

He graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University and in 1970 he received an M.D. degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He performed a rotating internship at the University of Chicago and subsequently completed a Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a Master's degree in Public Health from Harvard University in 1975. He is board certified in both radiology and nuclear medicine.

Dr. Mettler was Scientific Vice-President of the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) and remains a member. He has chaired several committees for the Institute of Medicine of the National Research Council and is a member of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies. He is an academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and a fellow of both the American College of Radiology and the American College of Nuclear Physicians. He has authored over 340 scientific publications, including 20 textbooks and holds four patents.

Dr. Mettler is an Emeritus Commissioner of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). He was the Health Effects Team Leader of the International Chernobyl Project. He has served as an expert on radiation effects and accidents for the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Agency on Research on Cancer and the Costa Rican, Peruvian, Panamanian and Polish Governments. He was an author of the NCRP and ICRP Reports on Radiation Protection during radiological terrorism and has been a member of multiple subgroups on radiological terrorism for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is currently a health advisor to the Japanese Cabinet for the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Dr. Mettler has been the United States Representative to UNSCEAR since 1986.

Last updated: Wednesday, 12 September 2012