The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 17 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellows designation. The 2015 class of Fellows will receive the recognition at the Awards Ceremony at ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
ASTRO Fellows designation, or FASTRO, honors those that have been an Active or Emeritus member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO and significantly added to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership. Including the 2015 class of Fellows, 259 ASTRO members have received the FASTRO designation since the inception of the award in 2006.
To be considered for the designation, candidates must be nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow, accompanied by three letters of support from a selected subset of ASTRO members, which includes past or present members of ASTRO's Board of Directors, ASTRO Gold Medalists, ASTRO Fellows and former or current academic radiation oncology department chairs. A nine-member Fellows Selection Committee reviews all nominations and presents a slate of recommended Fellows to ASTRO's Board of Directors for final approval.
"The 17 Fellows chosen this year have demonstrated their dedication to the field of radiation oncology. Their work has impacted and benefited patients and the field of radiation oncology in a variety of ways, including patient care, research, education, service and leadership," said Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, chair of ASTRO's Board of Directors. "I congratulate this talented group of colleagues selected for the ASTRO Fellows designation."
The members of the 2015 Fellows class are:
- May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Human Health in the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
- Kaled M. Alektiar, MD, attending radiation oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
- Manjeet Chadha, MD, attending physician and associate chair of the Charles and Bernice Blitman Department of Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York
- A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, MD, professor and residency program director in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
- Eric L. Chang, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- Joel M. Cherlow, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Long Beach Radiation Oncology Medical Group, Long Beach, California and Orange County CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center, Fountain Valley, California and medical director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Saddleback Memorial Hospital, Laguna Hills, California
- Martin Colman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Galveston, Texas
- Carol A. Hahn, MD, associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke Cancer Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina
- James M. Larner, MD, professor of radiation oncology and chair, Department of Radiation Oncology and professor of medicine, Department of Internal Medicine/ Hematology Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
- Robert C. Miller, MD, MBA, professor of radiation oncology, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida and medical director, Mayo Clinic Operations, Northfield, Minnesota
- Arnold dela Cruz Paulino, MD, professor and pediatric radiation oncology fellowship director, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
- Rachel Rabinovitch, MD, professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
- C. Leland Rogers, MD, clinical professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
- David I. Rosenthal, MD, section chief and director of translational research, Head and Neck Division of Radiation Oncology and professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
- Richard Kenneth Valicenti, MD, MA, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California
- Julia White, MD, professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
- Yan Yu, PhD, MBA, professor, vice-chair and director of medical physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
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