William L. Hwang

Chairman, Board of Directors; Executive Director

William L. Hwang is currently in his Radiation Oncology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. He is conducting research at the Broad Institute and the Department of Radiation Oncology at MGH. He completed his Preliminary Medicine Internship at MGH in 2016.

William graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Harvard Medical School (HMS), receiving his MD from the joint MIT-Harvard Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program in 2015. He completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Harvard in 2013. He earned an MSc by Research in Chemistry at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He graduated from Duke University where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, receiving degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BME), Physics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), earning graduation with distinction by thesis in both the BME and ECE. He was named to the 2006 All-USA College Academic First Team (USA Today).

In addition to co-authoring eighteen refereed journal and conference papers and six InnoWorks books, William has written three invited book chapters. His research awards including the Seidman Prize for Outstanding HST Senior Medical Student Thesis, the Martha Gray Prize for Excellence in Research, the Lab on a Chip Journal Prize for outstanding contributions in the field of micro & nanotechnologies applied to the biosciences, the Leonardo da Vinci Award, the Howard G. Clark Biomedical Engineering Research Award, and Washington Academy of Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Research Award.

William is the Senior Editor for the First Aid Basic Sciences book series. He served as an Editor/Lecturer for the First Aid Rx Step 1 Express multimedia lecture series and workbook and was an editor for the First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems (McGraw-Hill) 2nd Edition published in 2012.

William is passionate about community service and was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award from the Points of Light Foundation. He was a student invitee to the 2006 International Academy of Achievement and was invited to serve on the K-12 STEM Education Working Group at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative America.

William enjoys sports and was the Captain of the Oxford Varsity Men's Volleyball Team. He played for the National League Men's Team in Oxford and is playing for the MIT Menís Team. While at Duke, William was a first violinist in the Duke Symphony Orchestra and served as Editor-in-Chief of Eruditio, the Undergraduate Humanities Journal.

William enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching and playing sports, tutoring and working with young students, watching movies, and developing new recipes.

Current as of November, 2016.



Chemical Biology

Biomedical Engineering


Electrical & Computer Engineering


InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards