SERVICE TO ASTRO
SERVICE TO OTHER ONCOLOGY OR RADIOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS
My background has been in academic radiation oncology, first at the University of Michigan and recently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. I’m a firm believer in expanding our clinical radiation oncology knowledge base through carefully conducted clinical research and I’ve been active in RTOG/NRG Oncology in the design and leadership of prostate cancer clinical trials.
In parallel with my clinical trial activities, I’ve been active in service to ASTRO and other oncology organizations in part because, importantly, oncology organizations are often the official spokespersons for us as cancer specialists and organizations like ASTRO benefit from the voluntary efforts of its members. As a result of various service roles, including a brief stint at FDA, I have found a home in the ASTRO Government Relations Committee for a number of years, which has further emphasized for me the importance of ASTRO’s engagement with all of the governmental entities that can have a direct impact on the practice of medicine in general and radiotherapy specifically.