Joseph Greco

Joe has over 30 years of diversified experience working with sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and management of their safe use in medical, manufacturing, R&D, and fusion reactor environments. After receiving his degree in Biology, Joe began his professional career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. He then attended graduate school and received his Master’s degree in Radiological Hygiene. He spent 5 years as an operational health physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab research fusion reactor in New Jersey. He then joined Eastman Kodak in Rochester and served as their Radiation and Laser Safety Officer for 14 years.

Joe joined Upstate Medical Physics in 2006. His specialties include nuclear medicine & PET support (assessments, acceptance testing), shielding design and calculations for various imaging modalities, radiation safety training, dosimetry, licensing and regulatory support, health physics, and laser and non-ionizing radiation safety.

Joe is a native of Buffalo, NY.


M.S. Public Health – Radiological Hygiene, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Biology, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Nuclear Medicine Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

Certifications, Licenses, and Professional Organizations

New York State Licensed Medical Physicist – Medical Health Physics subspecialty

Certified by the American Board of Health Physics

  • Part 1 Exam Chair
    Part 1 Examination Board Member

Certified Radiation Equipment Safety Officer (CRESO) for NY State
Society of Nuclear Medicine member
Health Physics Society, Plenary member

  • Board of Directors, RSO Section
  • Membership Committee
  • Health Physics Journal – Reviewer

Western New York Chapter of the Health Physics Society member

  • President, 1993, 2002

Certified Laser Safety Officer, Board of Laser Safety