Brian Schade, Executive Director of Arizona Oncology, recently announced the retirement of Kenneth Luk, MD, a well-respected radiation oncologist in Phoenix for over 20 years.
Dr. Luk is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and Clinical Professor at the Midwestern University School of Medicine of Glendale, Arizona. Prior to joining Arizona Oncology, he was the Chairman of Radiation Oncology Division of City of Hope National Medical Center for a decade, followed by a long tenure as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and Chairman of Cancer Committee at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He also held faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Washington, and the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Luk is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He served as President of the American Endocurietherapy Society and was named “Top Doctor” in Phoenix Magazine multiple times.
With his retirement, Dr. Luk announced that Benjamin G. Slane, MD, MS, would be taking over his practice in Phoenix. Dr. Slane is graduate of The University of Iowa at Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, served his internship at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and completed his residency at The University of Arizona in Tucson. “I am glad to have left my patients in his capable hands,” Dr. Luk added.
Dr. Luk had a remarkable career as a radiation oncologist and educator. Not only did he help those fighting the battle against cancer, he inspired many physicians including his trainees and colleagues to strive for excellence in their academic and clinical endeavors.
“We thank Dr. Luk for all of his years of service, friendship and loyalty,” said Mr. Schade. “We hate to see him leave, but we understand that this chapter of his life most close. We wish him all the best as he embarks on his new journey.” ■