UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Eng, Tony Yuen Lung

School of Medicine
Radiation Oncology
(210) 450-5652

Having served in the military for 14 years, I completed my obligations and joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UTHSCSA in 1999. My experience as the Chief of Radiation Oncology Services in the Army, to include teaching, leadership, organization, personnel management, and self-development has enabled me to function well in this department over the past 7 years, during which I have served as the Residency Program Director and later the Vice Chair and Interim Chair. My performance and accomplishments have well exceeded the expectations of the department and the Health Science Center. Some of my accomplishments in such a short time include serving as the Course Director for ASTRO Review in Radiation Oncology and the moderator for the GYN section at the Radiologic Society of North America Annual Conference. My work in Merkel cell carcinoma has been well received in the medical community and I was invited to speak at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Conference on Merkel cell carcinoma and the role of radiation therapy. My other research work and publications have lead to multiple invitations to write chapters in major academic text books, some of these are Mediastinal Tumors and Female Urethral Carcinoma in the 4th and 5th editions, respectively, of The Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology. More recently, I was invited by colleagues in Italy to collaborate in a comprehensive textbook on the thymus. My academic interest and my quest to improve the techniques of brachytherapy in patients with GYN cancer has resulted in a patent filed by the Health Science Center (#5660-03102, "System and method for high-dose rate radiation intracavitary brachytherapy").
In addition, to clinical patient care and teaching, I have served as a research mentor and academic adviser not just for the residents, but also the gifted students from the John Marshall High School, UTHSCSA undergraduates, medical students, and Ph.D candidates from the Medical Physics Department. I have to admit that I`ve learned and gained more from mentoring and teaching than ever before. My teaching efforts have earned me the Teacher of the Year award for two consecutive years.
Administratively, I have been serving in various capacities in multiple hospital and medical school committees and boards. My contributions to the institution and performance as the Interim and Vice Chair for the Radiation Oncology Department are reflected by the Special Service Recognition presented by the Dean of the Health Science Center. In summary, my passion for and commitment to teaching, patient care, research, education and training next generation of doctors are the fundamental foundation of our academic profession and the very reasons why I chose to become a physician.

7/2005 - Present Vice Chair & Associate Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Radiation Oncology, San Antonio, TX
7/2002 - Present Adjunct Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Oto-Hns, San Antonio, TX
4/2002 - Present Adjunct Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Urology, San Antonio, TX
4/2002 - Present Associate Professor & Residency Program Director The University of Texas Health Science center at san Antonio, Radiation Oncology, San Antonio, TX