Twenty-three ASTRO members awarded Fellows designation

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Twenty-three ASTRO members awarded Fellows designation

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | August 03, 2017 Rad Oncology Radiation Therapy
ARLINGTON, Va., August 2, 2017 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology has selected 23 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellow designation. The 2017 class of Fellows will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony at ASTRO's 59th Annual Meeting, to be held September 24-27 in San Diego.

The Fellows Program, started in 2006, honors those that have been an Active, Emeritus or International member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, have given the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO and have made significant contributions to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership. Including the 2017 class of Fellows, 292 of ASTRO's more than 10,000 members worldwide have received the FASTRO designation.

"The impact that this group of dedicated individuals has had on the field of radiation oncology is immense," says ASTRO Chair David C. Beyer, MD, FASTRO. "On behalf of ASTRO, I commend and thank these 23 outstanding physicians and medical physicists for their far-reaching contributions over the years—through research and patient care—to our specialty and the fight against cancer."

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Candidates must be nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow, accompanied by three letters of support from a selected subset of ASTRO members. A committee reviews all nominations and presents a slate to ASTRO's Board of Directors for approval.

The 2017 Fellows are:

• Douglas W. Arthur, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

• Jeffrey D. Bradley, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

• Kevin Camphausen, MD, Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland

• Hak Choy, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas

• Brian Czito, MD, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina

• Patricia Harrigan Hardenbergh, MD, Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards, Colorado

• Eric M. Horwitz, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia

• Kenneth Shung Hu, MD, New York University Langone Medical Center in New York

• Peter Anthony Spencer Johnstone, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

• Jonathan P.S. Knisely, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine in New York

• Albert Koong, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California

• John J. Kresl, MD, PhD, Phoenix CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center, Palo Verde Cancer Specialists in Phoenix

• Nancy Lee, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York

• Simon S. Lo, MB, ChB, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle

• Richard D. Lovett, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington

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