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About ASTRO

Michael Kuettel

Michael Kuettel

Secretary/Treasurer

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, New York

EDUCATION

  • CPE, American College of Physician Executives, 2002
  • MBA, Georgetown University School of Business, 1998
  • MD, Northwestern University Medical School, 1985
  • PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1983

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1987 - 1989
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Northwestern Hospital, Chicago, 1985 - 1986
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Oncology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, 1983

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute,1999 - present
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999 - present
  • Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1999 - present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1995 - 1999
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1995 - 1999
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1993 - 1995
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1993 - 1995

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, 1999 - present
  • Kaleida Health System, Buffalo, New York, 1999 - present
  • Georgetown University Hospital, 1990 - 1999
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1987 - 1989
  • Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago,1985 - 1986

SERVICE TO ASTRO

  • Finance/Audit Committee, 2016 - 2021
  • Advisor – AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC), 2014 - Present
  • Alternate Advisor - AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC), 2006 - 2014
  • Health Policy Committee, 2003 - present
  • CER Resource Panel, 2017 - 2019
  • Nominating Committee, 2017 - 2019
  • Government Relations Committee, 2015 - 2019
  • Payment Systems Committee, 2007 - 2013
  • Vice-chair, Payment Systems Committee, 2007 - 2010
  • Code Development and Valuation Committee, 2007 - present
  • Chair, Code Development and Valuation Committee, 2007 - 2010
  • Code Utilization and Application Committee, 2003 - 2006
  • Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • ASTRO/ACRO Inter-Society Advisory Group, 2007
  • Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC), 2007
  • Chair, Code Development and Valuation Committee, 2006 - 2010
  • Vice-chair, Payment Systems Committee, 2006 - 2010
  • Health Policy Committee; Regulatory Committee, 2006 - 2009
  • Representative, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Advisory Panel on the Ambulatory Payment Classification Group, 2004 - 2006
  • Joint Economics (ASTRO/ACR) Board, 2001 - 2005
  • Joint Economics (ASTRO/ACR) Practice Management Committee, 2001 - 2004

SERVICE TO OTHER ONCOLOGY OR RADIOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS

  • NCCN, Board of Directors, 2015 - present
  • CMS Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment 2009 - present
  • ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology, 2018 - present
  • ACR Economics Committee Vice-chair, 2020 - present
  • ACR Councilor, 2006 - 2009
  • ACRO Board of Directors, 2001 - 2011
  • ACRO, President, 2009 - 2011
  • ACRO, President Elect, 2007 - 2009
  • ACRO, Director – Practice Accreditation, 2011
  • ACRO, Chair, Economics Committee, 2001 - 2006
  • RTOG, Executive Committee, 2002 - 2007
  • RTOG, Quality Control Committee, 2005 - 2007
  • RTOG, Membership Evaluation Committee, 2005 - 2007
  • The Health Advisory Board, Senior Advisor - Oncology Roundtable, 1998 - 1999
  • CALGB, Radiation Oncologist Representative, 1995 - 1999
  • CCSG, Radiation Oncologist Representative, 1993 - 1999
  • GOG, Radiation Oncology Committee, 1992 - 1999

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

As Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), I oversee the clinical care of patients, and guide the scientific and educational endeavors of department personnel. My service to ASTRO has focused on health policy, specifically related to code development, valuation and utilization. I have and continue to serve in leadership positions within ASTRO, including the ASTRO Advisor to the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC). In addition, I have served in leadership positions with other professional organizations, focusing on health policy, practice guidelines and finance.