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About ASTRO

Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Clinical Affairs and Quality Council Vice-chair

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

EDUCATION

  • MD, Yale School of Medicine (cum laude), New Haven, Connecticut, 2001.
  • BA, Biochemistry (summa cum laude), Rice University, Houston, 1996.

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Resident, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, 2002-2006.
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, 2001-2002.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Health Services Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2014-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology and Health Services Research, The University Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2010-2014.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2007-2010.

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Radiation Oncologist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 2010-present.
  • Staff Radiation Oncologist, Wilford Hall Medical Center, US Air Force, San Antonio, 2006-2010. 

SERVICE TO ASTRO

  • Chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, 2016-present.
  • Co-Chair, Guideline writing committee for whole breast irradiation, 2015-2017.
  • Vice-chair, Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee, 2014-2015.
  • Immediate Past Chair, ASTRO Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee, 2014-2015.
  • Member, Breast Cancer Resource Panel, 2013-present.
  • Member, APBI Guideline writing group, 2013-2015.
  • Member, Annual Meeting Scientific Committee of the Education Council, 2012-2015.
  • Member, Measures Subcommittee, 2012-2014.
  • Member, Endometrial cancer guideline writing group, 2012-2014.
  • Chair, Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee, 2012-2014.
  • Track Chair for Annual Meeting, Health Services Research, 2011-2013.
  • Abstract Reviewer for Annual Meeting, Health Services Research, 2011-2013.
  • Member, Clinical Affairs and Quality Council, 2009-2014.
  • Vice-chair, Guidelines Subcommittee, 2009-2012.
  • Co-Chair, Fractionation for whole breast irradiation guideline writing group, 2009-2010.
  • Co-Chair, APBI guideline writing group, 2008-2009.
  • Member, Health Services Research Committee, 2005-2009.

SERVICE TO OTHER ONCOLOGY OR RADIOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Society for Clinical Oncology.
    • Member, Quality Care Symposium Planning Committee, 2016-2017.
    • Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, 2014-2017.
      • American College of Radiology.
    • Inservice exam question contributor, 2008.
      • American Board of Radiology
    • Written clinical exam question contributor, 2009-2011. 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH 

Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Health Services Research, with tenure, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. As a member and Chair of the ASTRO Guidelines Subcommittee, Dr. Smith helped lead many initiatives to promote quality care, including ASTRO guidelines focused on breast and endometrial cancer. He has authored or co-authored over 140 articles, published in journals such as JAMAJournal of the National Cancer Institute and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Dr. Smith is the recipient of a Conquer Cancer Foundation Career Development Award, an ASTRO Comparative Effectiveness Research Grant, a Multi-Investigator Research Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and is an Andrew Sabin Family Fellow at MD Anderson. As the Director of Clinical Informatics for the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, he has led efforts to build a radiation oncology-specific EHR to enhance workflows and facilitate integration of clinical information systems. He is proudly married to a fellow radiation oncologist and the father of four energetic children.