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About ASTRO

Beth Erickson

Beth Erickson

Education Council Chair

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

EDUCATION

  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1984
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1980

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Brachytherapy Fellowship, Centre Anti-canceru Francais, 1988
  • Clinical Fellow, American Cancer Society, 1987 - 1988
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, 1988
  • Rotating Internship, Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, 1985

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Present Secondary Faculty - Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2018 - present
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology with Tenure, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2007 - present
  • Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2001 - 2007
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1996 - 2001
  • Assistant Professor (Full professional effort part-time), Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1989 - 1990
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988 - 1989
  • Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988 - present
  • Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1991 - present
  • Clement Zablocki Veterans Administration, Milwaukee, 1989 - 2016

SERVICE TO ASTRO

  • Member, Editor-in-Chief of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) Search Committee, 2019
  • Co-Chair for the Annual ASTRO Refresher Course Program Committee, 2018 - present
  • Member, Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer Guideline Task Force, 2018 - 2020
  • Member, Fellows Selection Committee, 2017 - present; Vice-chair, 2020
  • ASTRO Annual Meeting Discussant in the highest-level Plenary Session, 2017
  • Member, Education Committee, 2015 - present
  • Gynecologic Track Chair and Member Annual Meeting Education Committee, 2014 - 2018
  • Co-Chair Combined ABS Gyn School in Chicago, July 2014, co-sponsored by ASTRO, ASCO and SGO
  • Member, MOC/CME Committee, 2012-present; Co-chair, 2013 - present
  • Member, Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors, 2011 - 2015
  • Member, Endometrial Guidelines Panel, 2011 - 2013
  • Fellow, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 2012 - present
  • Member, HDR Q/A White Paper, Clinical Affairs & Quality Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Faculty, Gyn eContouring Faculty, 2007 - 2016
  • Chair, GYN Abstract Review Committee, 2006 - 2008
  • Annual Meeting Cervix Refresher Course, 2003 - 2009
  • Member, Annual Meeting and Program Committee, 2001 - 2005
  • Gyn Abstract Reviewer Annual Meeting, 2001 - 2008, 2013
  • Liaison representative, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, 1999 - 2005
  • Moderator, panel member or other oral presentations for ASTRO, 2002 - 2019

SERVICE TO OTHER ONCOLOGY OR RADIOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS

  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
    • Member, Vaginal Recurrence Target Definition Committee, 2019 - present
    • Abstract reviewer GEC-ESTRO World Congress, 2019
    • Member, ICRU 89 Report Committee, 2011 - 2016
    • Member, GEC ESTRO Committee, 2007 - 2013
    • Co-Chair, Transatlantic Image-Based Brachytherapy Working Group, 2005
    • Member, Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup, 2005
    • Member, GEC-ESTRO Gynecology Cervix Working Group, 2004 - present
  • American Brachytherapy Society
    • American Brachytherapy Society working group report on the patterns of care and a literature review of reirradiation for gynecologic cancers, 2020.
    • American Brachytherapy Society recurrent carcinoma of the endometrium task force patterns of care and review of the literature, 2017.
    • American Brachytherapy Task Group Report: A pooled analysis of clinical outcomes for high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer, 2017.
    • American Brachytherapy Society: Brachytherapy treatment recommendations for locally advanced cervix cancer for low-income and middle-income countries, 2017.
    • Vice-chair, ABS Fellowship Committee, 2017 - present
    • Member, Education Task Group, 2014
    • Chair, International Committee, 2013 - 2019
    • Member, Consensus Guidelines for Inoperable Endometrial Cancer, 2015
    • Member, Consensus Guidelines for Interstitial Brachytherapy for Vaginal Cancer, 2012
    • Co-Chair, Gyn Brachytherapy School, 2006 - present
    • Chairman, Awards Committee, 2004 - 2005
    • Chairman, Liaison Committee, 2004 - 2005
    • Past President, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004
    • President, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2003
    • President-elect, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2002
    • Member, Low Dose Rate Guidelines for Cervical Carcinoma Working Group, 2001
    • Member, CME Planner for the 2001 Annual Meeting, 2000 - 2001
    • Secretary, Board of Directors, 2000 - 2001
    • Member, High Dose Rate Consensus Guidelines for Endometrial Carcinoma Working Group, 1999; 2012
    • Member, CME Planner for the 2000 Annual Meeting, 1999 - 2000
    • Member, High Dose Rate Consensus Guidelines for Cervical Carcinoma Working Group, 1999, 2012
    • Treasurer, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2000
    • Scientific Program Director, Annual Meeting, 1998 - 1999
    • Member at Large, Board of Directors, 1998 - 1999
    • Abstract Reviewer, Annual Meeting, 1997 - 2004; 2007
    • Faculty, Gyn Brachytherapy School, 1995 - present
  • American College of Radiology
    • Member, Committee on Practice Parameters - Radiation Oncology Image Guided Radiotherapy, 2017 -2018.
    • The American College of Radiology and the American Brachytherapy Society practice parameter for the performance of radionuclide-based high-dose-rate brachytherapy, 2017.
    • The American College of Radiology and the American Brachytherapy Society practice parameter for the performance of low-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy, 2017.
    • Member, Committee on Practice Parameters - Radiation Oncology, 2014 - 2019.
    • Panel member, Appropriateness Criteria-Radiation Oncology-Gynecology, 2012 - 2014.
    • Member, Guidelines and Standards Committee - Radiation Oncology, 2011 - 2012.
    • Panel member, Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology Gynecology, 2009 - 2016: ACR Appropriateness Criteria on Advanced Cervical Cancer Expert Panel on Radiation Oncology – Gynecology (2011); ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® role of adjuvant therapy in the management of early stage cervical cancer(2012); ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Definitive Therapy for Early-Stage Cervical Cancer(2012); ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Management of Locoregionally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva (2013); ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, Management of Vaginal Cancer. Oncology: Perspectives on Best Practices (2013).
    • Chair, ACR Practice Guidelines for the performance of High Dose Rate and Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy, 2008 - 2019.
    • Fellow, 2008 - present.
    • Vice Chair, Cervix Committee, Patterns of Care/QRRO Study, 2001 - 2014.
    • Member, Subcommittee for Development of Joint Standards for Brachytherapy with the American Brachytherapy Society, 2000 - 2005.
    • Member, Committee on Standards and Accreditation (Commission on Radiation Oncology),1999 - 2005.
    • CME Liaison, American Brachytherapy Society, 1997 - 1999.
    • Member, Committee on Residency Training in Radiation Oncology, 1996 - present.
  • Radiological Society of North America
    • Co-Chairman, Oncologic Imaging and Therapies Task Force, 2013 - 2016
    • Member, Oncologic Imaging and Therapies Task Force, 2012 - 2015
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (Now NRG)
    • Member, Atlas development, Postop cervix/endometrial, 2012 - 2019.
    • Member, Atlas development, Image-guided Brachytherapy, 2012 - 2014; Comparison and consensus guidelines for delineation of clinical target volume for CT- and MR-based brachytherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer, 2014.
    • Member, Atlas development, Vulva, 2011 - 2016; Consensus Recommendations for Radiation Therapy Contouring and Treatment of Vulvar Carcinoma, 2016.
    • Member, Atlas development, Intact Cervix, 2010 - 2015: Gyn IMRT Consortium. Consensus guidelines for delineation of clinical target volume for intensity-modulated pelvic radiotherapy for the definitive treatment of cervix cancer, 2015.
    • Member, Cervix Committee, 2012 - 2019
    • Member, Advanced Technology Integration Committee, 2007 - 2012
    • Image-guided Brachytherapy Working Group for Gynecologic Cancers, 2001 - 2009
    • Member, Brachytherapy Committee, 2000 - 2007
    • Member, Gastrointestinal Committee, 1999 - 2014
    • Member, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Guidelines for Gynecologic Malignancies Subcommittee, 1999 - 2000
    • Member, Gynecologic Oncology Committee, 1992 - 2012
  • American Board of Radiology
    • Chair, Focused Practice Recognition in MOC, 2011 - 2015
    • Member, IMG Committee, 2009 - 2011
    • Member, Professionalism Committee, 2009 - 2011
    • Member, ABR Nominating Committee, 2009 - 2011
    • Chairman, ABRF Program Committee, 2008 - 2010
    • Member, ABR Investment Committee, 2008 - 2009
    • Member, ABR Foundation, 2006 - 2011
    • Secretary/Treasurer, ABRF, 2006 - 2008
    • Member, ABRF Finance Committee, 2006 - 2008
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2006 - 2008
    • ABMS Voting Representative, 2006 - 2011
    • ABR Representative, Residency Review Committee, 2005 - 2011
    • Chairman, Policy Committee, 2004 - 2011
    • Alternate ABMS Voting Representative, 2004 - 2006
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2004 - 2008
    • Assistant Executive Director, Radiation Oncology, 2004 - 2006 & 2008 - 2011
    • Member, Licensure Sub-committee, 2004 - 2011
    • Chair, Oral Boards GYN Category, 2003 - 2008
    • Member, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2011
    • Chair, Written Examination Committee - GYN Category, 2001 - 2008
    • Examiner, Oral Boards, 1997 - 2011
    • Member, Committee on Residency Training in Radiation Oncology, 1996 - 2011
  • American Association for Women Radiologists
    • Member, Radiation Oncology Committee, 2008
    • Member at Large, 1998 - 1999
    • Member, Public Relations Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • American Radium Society
    • Member, Nominating Committee, 2003 - 2005
    • Member, Committee on Arrangements, 1999 - 2001
    • Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1999 - 2001
    • Member, Inter-Society Commission, 1997 - 1998
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • Member, Gynecologic Cancer Guideline Advisory Group (GAG), American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016 - 2019

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Beth Erickson is tenured professor and full-time faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Radiation Oncology. She focuses on the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and eye/orbital cancers and is Chief of Brachytherapy Services. She has written and spoken nationally and internationally on the treatment of gynecologic and gastrointestinal malignancies, with a special interest in image-based treatment planning, both for external-beam and brachytherapy. She has been active internationally with GEC ESTO and served on the ICRU-89 committee. She has been very active in the American Brachytherapy Society leadership, as well as faculty for the ABS GYN Brachytherapy School since its inception in 1995. She was honored with the Henschke Award in 2014. She serves as Gyn section head editor for the “Journal of Brachytherapy International.” Dr. Erickson served as Vice-chair of the Cervix Committee for the Patterns of Care/QRRO studies and as Chair of the ACR Practice Guidelines for the performance of high-dose rate and low-dose rate brachytherapy. She served on the NRG Cervix Committee and has also been active in RSNA on the Oncologic Imaging and Therapies Task Force. She is a former board examiner and trustee of the American Board of Radiology and also served on the Residency Review Committee for Radiation Oncology. She has been very active in ASTRO with teaching activities including multiple refresher and Gyn econtouring courses and panels, as well as serving on numerous ASTRO committees. She was named Medical College of Wisconsin Alumnus of the Year in 2019.