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American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) appoints president-elect
August 05, 2022

Dr. Chelsea Pinnix, the new Education Council Vice Chair, is an associate professor of radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also directs MD Anderson’s radiation oncology residency program and is Vice Chair for the national Association of Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP). In addition to her service in early-career education, Dr. Pinnix has extensive experience volunteering for ASTRO education efforts and was a hematology section editor for The Red Journal, ASTRO’s flagship research journal. In her new Board role, Dr. Pinnix will focus on ASTRO’s mission to cultivate and educate a diverse workforce, through efforts such as its Annual Meeting and the ASTRO Academy.

Dr. Casey Chollet-Lipscomb, the new Government Relations Council Vice Chair, is a radiation oncologist and managing partner with Tennessee Oncology. As the current Chair of ASTRO’s Government Relations Committee and Co-chair of the ASTRO Political Action Committee, Dr. Chollet-Lipscomb already is a key figure advocating for radiation oncology in Washington. In her new Board role, Dr. Chollet-Lipscomb will continue to work with government agencies and policy stakeholders on key issues including stable, value-based payment for radiation oncology, an end to burdensome prior authorization requirements and increased federal support for radiation oncology research.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with nearly 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.

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