Abstract Awards

Each year, ASTRO awards up to 45 investigators who submitted an abstract to the Annual Meeting with an achievement award. Winners are chosen by the Annual Meeting Steering Committee based on the abstracts' peer-reviewed scores.

The application process occurs during the abstract submission process. Each year, ASTRO publishes the award criteria, so if you are interested in being considered in future years, please consult the guidelines before submission. View the 2023 guidelines.

Congratulations to the 2023 Annual Meeting Abstract Award winners!

Leibel Award

Vinai Gondi, MD – Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville and Proton Center
Bradford Hoppe, MD, MPH, FASTRO – Mayo Clinic Florida

International Abstract Award

Jose Felipe Munoz Lozano, MD – Hospital Universitario

Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award

Alexander Allen, MD – University of Maryland School of Medicine

Basic/Translational Science Award

Kailin Yang, MD, PhD - Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic (Junior Investigator, Clinical)
Hosniya Zarabi, MD, MS, BS - Wake Forest School of Medicine (Junior Investigator, Clinical)
Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD - Washington University School of Medicine (Senior Investigator, Clinical)
Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD - Emory University (Senior Investigator, Clinical)

S. John Liu, MD, PhD - University of California San Francisco (Junior Investigator, Biology)
Anthony Nguyen, MD, PhD - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Senior Investigator, Biology)
Susannah Ellsworth, MD - UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (Senior Investigator, Biology)
Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Senior Investigator, Biology)

Moamen Abobakr, MD - MD Anderson Cancer Center (Junior Investigator, Physics)
Stephanie Bennett, PhD - Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Junior Investigator, Physics)
Yesenia Gonzalez, PhD - University of Texas Southwestern (Junior Investigator, Physics)
Hao Gao, PhD - University of Kansas Medical Center (Senior Investigator, Physics)

Nurse Abstract Award

Michelle Wear, MSN - Mayo Clinic

Travel Award

Kekoa Taparra, MD, PhD - Stanford Cancer Institute (Clinical)
Nikhil Yegya-Raman, MD - University of Pennsylvania (Clinical)
Diego Toesca, MD - Mayo Clinic (Clinical)
George Naoum, MD, MS - Harvard Medical School Clinical)
Pooja Karukonda, MD - Duke University Medical Center (Clinical)

Matthew Deek, MD - Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (Biology)
Liam Spurr, BS - University of Chicago (Biology)
Benjamin Schrank, MD, PhD - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Biology)
Richard Ross, MD - University of Colorado (Biology)
Chike Abana, MD, PhD - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Biology)

Christopher Kehayias, PhD - Brigham and Women’s Hospital(Physics)
Avani Rao, MD - Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Physics)
Justine Dupere, PhD - Mayo Clinic (Physics)
Sangjune Lee, MD, MS, BS, FRCPC DABR - Tom Baker Cancer Centre (Physics)

Resident Recognition Award - Quick Pitch

Leslie Chang, MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Resident Recognition Award - Poster Viewing

Eduardo Urias, MD, MBA - University of Utah (Clinical)
Hua-Ren Cherng, MD - University of Maryland Medical Center (Clinical)
Nayan Lamba, MD - Brigham and Women's Hospital (Clinical)
Jongmyung Kim, MD, PhD - Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (Biology)

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