Dr. Buatti is Professor and the Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, a position that he has held with distinction since 2001, when he established an independent department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2005, he opened Iowa’s first Center of Excellence in Image Guided Radiation Therapy, which was innovative for its use of advanced 3D imaging including a 3T MR scanner and 40 slice respiratory-gated PET/CT scanner to better locate and treat tumors. As a clinician, he is a leading authority on the treatment of cranial malignancies. He is a prolific scholar having authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. He has published 22 book chapters.
With a lifelong commitment to improve the quality of cancer imaging in therapy he served as the first chair of the Steering Committee for the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) and Chair of the Clinical Trials Design and Development Working Group and was a member of the Coordinating Committee for QIN. He has served on the ASTRO Education Committee, as Co-Chair of the ASTRO IHE-RO (Integrating Health Enterprise-Radiation Oncology) and served on the ASTRO Science Council Steering Committee. He chairs the ASTRO task force on Theranostics.
He is an advocate for diversity in the workplace and encourages the development of scientist-investigators through summer internships and the active recruitment of minorities. He supports an active Holman Pathway program for residents as well as a graduate program in Free Radical and Radiation Biology within his department.