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ASTRO Gold Medal Award

The Gold Medal is ASTRO's highest honor bestowed on revered members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of radiation oncology. This includes research, clinical care, teaching and service. Recipients are drawn from any of the scientific disciplines represented by the members of the Society.

2015 ASTRO Gold Medalists


Carl R. Bogardus Jr., MD, FASTRO
Professor, Clinical Director and Vice-chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at
the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences


Carl M. Mansfield, MD, ScD (Hon.), FASTRO
Emeritus Professor and former Chair, Departments of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the University of Maryland School


James B. Mitchell, PhD, FASTRO
Branch Chief of the Radiation Biology Branch of the National Cancer Institute at NIH


Criteria for Gold Medalist

The Gold Medal can be awarded to up to three outstanding contributors to the development of radiation oncology annually at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

  • The Gold Medal will not be awarded posthumously except in the case that a nominee dies after being selected.
  • Recipients may be drawn from any of the scientific disciplines represented in the Society.
  • ASTRO membership is a requirement of the award.

A letter of nomination from an Active Member with the nominee’s curriculum vitae and letters of support from two additional Active Members must be submitted to the ASTRO Awards Committee. Letters of nomination and support must include detailed information that will document the individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of radiation oncology. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Gold Medal Award is April 29, 2016. 

Send all letters of nomination to:
ASTRO Awards Committee
Attn: Anna Arnone
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031


Email to Gold Medal 

Procedure for Selecting Gold Medalist

  1. The ASTRO chairman, serving as the awards committee chairman, will circulate the CVs and letters of nomination to the committee members for review. The selection shall be made in a conference call of the committee.
  2. The committee chairman may recommend one or more candidates to the committee following the nominating procedure, but the chairman does not vote except in the event of a tie.
  3. The awards committee chairman will notify the successful candidates.
  4. Unsuccessful candidates may be considered for the consecutive year without being formally re-nominated.
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