Moffitt Appoints Louis B. Harrison, MD, New Chair, Radiation Oncology


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Louis B. Harrison, MD

Louis B. Harrison, MD, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa as Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Senior Member. Moffitt’s Radiation Oncology program includes faculty of cancer specialists who provide comprehensive cancer care for tumors at all anatomical locations, as well as an array of clinical research trials aimed at improving outcomes by seeking more personalized approaches to care. 

“Dr. Harrison is an internationally recognized and extensively published expert in the areas of head and neck cancer, sarcomas, and intraoperative brachytherapy. His leadership will help provide our patients with the most innovative radiation oncology care,” said Douglas ­Letson, MD, Physician-in-Chief and Executive Vice President at Moffitt.

Dr. Harrison is a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology ­(ASTRO) and he has served ASTRO as a former Board Member, Chairman of the Board, and the Society’s President. Dr. Harrison has been a former President and Board Member of both the American Brachytherapy Society and the International Society for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. He currently serves on the Boards of the Radiation Oncology Institute and the Eastern division of the American Cancer Society. 

  “It is a true privilege to join one of America’s most respected cancer centers, and I believe Moffitt is poised to make important discoveries and contributions to cancer care and research. I am looking forward to working with the faculty and staff at Moffitt to enhance the Radiation Oncology Program, and foster new discoveries and improvements to cancer care,” said Dr. Harrison.

Clinician, Administrator, Researcher

Prior to joining Moffitt, Dr. Harrison served as the Physician-in-Chief for the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and was the Gerald J. Friedman Chair and Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System. He was Professor of Radiation Oncology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

Dr. Harrison is also the Senior Editor of the textbook Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, now in its fourth edition. He is a co-editor of Intraoperative Irradiation: Techniques and Results, now in its second edition.

Dr. Harrison received his MD degree from the State University of New York- Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Yale University School of Medicine. ■



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