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DEIinRO: Recruitment in Radiation Oncology


During this session, panelists discussed issues around recruitment within in the field of radiation oncology. 






William Small Jr., MD, FASTRO
Loyola University Medical Center

Dr. Small joined the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in July 2013 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and was appointed as the Director of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in 2018. In his roles as Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Dr. Small promotes Loyola's mission of diversity and inclusion, as well as service to underserved populations. In February 2021 he authored an ASTRO Blog entry on Practical Approaches to Leadership in Support of Equity Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to joining Stritch, Dr. Small was the vice chair of radiation oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He completed medical school and residency training at Northwestern University School of Medicine. He has been an active researcher, teacher and clinician for almost 30 years.
Dr. Small has an international reputation for research and treatment of gynecological malignancies, and he specializes in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers. He is former co-chair of the NRG Oncology Gynecologic Committee, former co-chair of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Gynecologic Working Group, and a past chair of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup. Dr. Small is a fellow in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. The author of over 270 publications, 36 invited book chapters and seven books, he is also past president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society. Dr. Small currently serves on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology and is the Chair of the ACR Radiation Oncology Commission. He serves on the TARGIT Collaborative Group Board of Directors , Committee 3 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, and is the current chair of the ASTRO Education Committee.

Shauna Campbell, DO
Cleveland Clinic

Shauna Campbell is a radiation oncologist who is transitioning from residency to a faculty position at Cleveland Clinic, and is the current past-chair of the ARRO Executive Committee. Dr. Campbell is passionate about many aspect of radiation oncology, including graduate medical education and recruitment of medical students into the specialty. She serves on several committees for the ABR, ROI, NRG, ARRO and ASTRO where she works to represent the interest of radiation oncology trainees.
Dr. Campbell attended Wayne State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in radiation therapy technology and became a licensed radiation therapist. She then attended Midwestern University where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and most recently completed radiation oncology residency at Cleveland Clinic, serving as Chief Resident from 2019-2020.

Curtiland Deville, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Curtiland Deville is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as Clinical Director of Sibley Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center. With around 100 proton therapy centers worldwide, Dr. Deville is the first and only Black Medical Director.
Dr. Deville’s clinical and research expertise involve prostate cancer radiotherapy. His research interests include improving tumor targeting and assessing toxicity profiles using modern radiation techniques such as proton and photon therapy. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and serves as a senior GU editor for the journal, Advances in Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Deville has a research interest in physician workforce diversity as a means to address health equity. He is a leading voice in health equity, diversity and inclusion in radiation oncology. He serves as the Immediate Past Chair of ASTRO's Committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and was recently appointed to the ASTRO Board of Directors as an ex-officio member.
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Rachel Jimenez, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Jimenez is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, the Associate Program Director for the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, and an attending radiation oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Jimenez has a longstanding interest in the education of radiation oncology trainees. She is a Steering Committee member for the Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG) and has co-led the development of an Introductory Radiation Oncology Curriculum (IROC), a program for educating incoming PGY-2 radiation oncology residents that is currently utilized at the majority of U.S. radiation oncology training programs. Dr. Jimenez is also involved with the ROVER 2.0 initiative, providing virtual case-based radiation oncology education for residents across the U.S. and she serves as the faculty mentor for the Radiation Oncology Intensive Shadowing Experience (RISE), a Harvard-based virtual shadowing program designed to provide fourth year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM) greater exposure to the field of radiation oncology. Dr. Jimenez serves on the Annual Meeting Education Committee for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the Faculty Advisory Council for ARRO’s Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee and is an American Board of Radiology (ABR) volunteer in Breast Cancer.
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