Honor recognizes exceptional service to ASTRO and the field of radiation oncology
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The American Society for Radiation Oncology
(ASTRO) has selected 10 distinguished members to receive the Fellow of ASTRO
designation (FASTRO). The 2013 class of Fellows will receive the recognition
during the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 24, at ASTRO’s 55th Annual
Meeting, September 22-25, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in
Awarded annually since 2006, the Fellows Program honors
radiation oncology leaders who have been an ASTRO member for at least 15
years, who have contributed the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO
and who have made substantial contributions to the field of radiation
oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service, and
leadership. Including the 2013 class of 10 Fellows, 212 of ASTRO’s more than
10,000 members worldwide have received the FASTRO designation.
Candidates are nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow and supported by three
additional ASTRO members. A nine-member Fellows Selection Committee reviews
all of the nominations and presents a slate of recommended Fellows to
ASTRO’s Board of Directors for final approval.
“These 10 new
Fellows join an elite group of ASTRO members who have significantly
impacted ASTRO, the specialty and cancer patients worldwide through their
leadership in and service to research, education and patient care
efforts,” said ASTRO President Colleen A. F. Lawton, MD, FASTRO.
“Congratulations to my esteemed colleagues on receiving the ASTRO Fellow
The members of the 2013 Fellows class are:
- Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, professor of radiation oncology,
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta
- Phillip M.
Devlin, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology, Harvard Medical
- Thomas J. Eichler, MD, medical director of radiation
oncology, Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, Richmond, Va.
- Silvia C.
Formenti, MD, chairman of and professor in the Department of Radiation
Oncology, New York University School of Medicine, New York
M. Hahn, MD, chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Henry
K. Pancost Professor of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine at
the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Geraldine M.
Jacobson, MD, MPH, MBA, founding chairman of the Department of Radiation
Oncology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
- Tariq Altaf
Mian, PhD, director of medical physics, Medical Radiation Physics Inc.,
- Bhudatt R. Paliwal, PhD, professor of human
oncology and medical physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
- Seth A. Rosenthal, MD, attending radiation oncologist, Radiation
Oncology Center and Sutter Cancer Center, Roseville, Calif.
- Peter B. Schiff, MD, PhD, vice-chairman of the Department of
Radiation Oncology and associate chairman for translational research, New
York University School of Medicine, New York
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