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About ASTRO

Geraldine M. Jacobson

Geraldine M. Jacobson

Secretary/Treasurer

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Education

  • MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1981. 
  • BS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1972.

Postgraduate Education

  • MBA, University of Chicago, Chicago. 
  • MPH, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 
  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City.
  • Internship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Academic Appointments

  • Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, January 2012-present. 
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Iowa City, Iowa, 2008-present. 
  • Associate Chairman and Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, UIHC, 2005-present. 
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UIHC, 2002-2008.
  • Director, Residency Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, UIHC, 2002-2005. 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1989-1990. 
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, 1987. 
  • Instructor, Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah Medical Center, 1985-1987.

Hospital/Institutional Appointments

  • Council of Chairs, WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia 
  • Executive Committee, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2009-2011. 
  • Radiation Oncologist, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Maui, Hawaii, 2000-2002. 
  • Medical Director, Bayfront Cancer Care Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1992-2000. 
  • Radiation Oncologist, Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater,Florida, 1990-1992. 
  • Medical Director, Radiation Therapy Oncology Center, Brooksville, Florida, 1987-1989. 

Biographical Statement

I completed my residency in Salt Lake City and began my radiation oncology career at the University of Utah. Since then, I have worked in both private practice and academic departments. I believe this has given me a broad understanding of issues facing radiation oncology. I was recruited to the newly established University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology in 2002 to head the breast and gynecology service. This department was transitioning to a new facility, a center for image guided radiation therapy. I had multiple roles in this department. In 2002, I started the new HDR brachytherapy program, integrating the procedures into our multidisciplinary patient care and the radiation therapy and gynecology oncology training programs. From 2002-2005, I was resident program director and reorganized the training program to comply with ACGME competency-based evaluations. I was Associate Chair and Medical Director from 2005-2012. I obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2008. In January 2012, I became founding Chair of a new Department of Radiation Oncology at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

My clinical research interests include image-guided radiation for breast and gynecologic cancer, quality of life and reduction of late normal tissue effects, and MRI based planning for HDR brachytherapy.