Dr. Chhem Rethy

Director
Cambodian Development Resource Institute (CDRI)

Dr. Chhem Rethy is a medical doctor, biomedical scientist, science diplomat, historian of medicine, and educationalist, with experience in global health policy and ASEAN Higher Education. He has taught radiology at various universities in Canada, Singapore, Japan and Austria for 28 years. He was the Chairman of Medical Imaging Department at Western University (Canada) before joining the International Atomic Energy Agency as Director of the Division of Human Health (2008-2014). He is currently the Executive Director of the Cambodian Development Resource Institute, a leading think-tank in Cambodia and the ASEAN region. He holds a MD, a PhD in Education and a PhD in History. He published more than a hundred scientific articles and edited 17 textbooks on radiology, radiology education, paleoradiology, philosophy of medical imaging and radiation sciences with two on Fukushima nuclear accident. He is also a distinguished visiting professor at the Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Fukushima Medical University.

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