Seventeen ASTRO Members Awarded Fellows Designation


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The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 17 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellows designation. The 2015 class of Fellows will receive the recognition at the Awards Ceremony at ­ASTRO’s 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 20 in San Antonio, Texas.

ASTRO Fellows designation, or FASTRO, honors those individuals who have been active or emeritus members of ASTRO for at least 15 years, given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO, and significantly added to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care, and/or service and leadership.

Including the 2015 class of Fellows, 259 ASTRO members have received the FASTRO designation since the inception of the award in 2006.

2015 Fellows Class

The members of the 2015 Fellows class are:

May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Human Health in the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency

Kaled M. Alektiar, MD, Attending Radiation Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Manjeet Chadha, MD, Attending Physician and Associate Chair of the Charles and Bernice Blitman Department of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD, Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University

Eric L. Chang, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Joel M. Cherlow, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist, Long Beach Radiation Oncology Medical Group and Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center, and Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Saddleback Memorial Hospital

Martin Colman, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Carol A. Hahn, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Cancer Institute

James M. Larner, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, and Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine/ Hematology Oncology, University of ­Virginia

Robert C. Miller, MD, MBA, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Florida, and Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Operations

Arnold dela Cruz Paulino, MD, Professor and Pediatric Radiation Oncology Fellowship Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rachel Rabinovitch, MD, Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

C. Leland Rogers, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University

David I. Rosenthal, MD, Section Chief and Director of Translational Research, Head and Neck Division of Radiation Oncology, and Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Richard Kenneth Valicenti, MD, MA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Julia White, MD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Yan Yu, PhD, MBA, Professor, Vice-Chair, and Director of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson ­University

“The 17 Fellows chosen this year have demonstrated their dedication to the field of radiation oncology. Their work has impacted and benefited patients and the field of radiation oncology in a variety of ways, including patient care, research, education, service, and leadership,” said Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, Chair of ASTRO’s Board of ­Directors and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Associate Director at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. ■

 



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