Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) have elected five new officers to the Society’s Board of Directors, including President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer-Elect, and Vice-Chairs of three of ASTRO’s five councils (Clinical Affairs and Quality, Education, and Government Relations). Terms for all positions begin at the Annual Business Meeting at ASTRO’s 58th Annual Meeting, to be held September 25–28, 2016, in Boston.
The new Board of Directors members are:
Paul M. Harari, MD, FASTRO
President-Elect: Paul M. Harari, MD, FASTRO
Dr. Harari is the Jack Fowler Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin, where he has served as a professor focused on research and treatment advances for head and neck cancer since 1990. Dr. Harari has also served as Associate Director of the University’s Carbone Cancer Center and directs the first National Institutes of Health Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant earned in the state of Wisconsin.
Dr. Harari’s plans as President-Elect include enhancing public awareness of the specialty. “It is important for us to illuminate the tremendous power and precision of radiation to heal, cure, image, and improve human health and quality of life,” he said. “I am committed to fostering ASTRO’s ability to provide a rich platform for research, education, quality care, and practice safety that enables individual members and teams to assemble, communicate, and innovate for the future.”
Dr. Harari received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his residency in radiation oncology as well as a fellowship in cancer biology research at the University of Arizona, and he completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Geraldine M. Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO
Secretary/Treasurer-Elect: Geraldine M. Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO
Dr. Jacobson is Founding Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief for radiation oncology at the WVU Cancer Institute. Before joining WVU, she was Associate Chair and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she also directed the radiation oncology residency program.
Dr. Jacobson received her medical degree from the University of Utah, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Florida. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and an internship at the University of Utah.
Todd Pawlicki, PhD, FASTRO
Clinical Affairs and Quality Council Vice-Chair: Todd Pawlicki, PhD, FASTRO
Dr. Pawlicki is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Before joining the UCSD faculty, he was Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University.
Dr. Pawlicki earned his doctorate at the Medical College of Ohio. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in radiation oncology at Stanford University.
Education Council Vice-Chair: Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, FASTRO
Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, FASTRO
Dr. Wilson is Professor, Vice-Chair, and Clinical Director of the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine. He is also Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and former Director of the hospital’s radiation oncology residency program.
Dr. Wilson received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health. He completed his residency in radiation oncology and therapeutic radiology and an internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine.
Ronald D. Ennis, MD
Government Relations Council Vice-Chair: Ronald D. Ennis, MD
Dr. Ennis is Director and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai West Hospital.
Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Ennis was a member of the clinical faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Dr. Ennis received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He also completed his residency, including a year as chief resident, at Yale, and he served an internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. ■