The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 30 distinguished members to receive the Fellow of ASTRO designation (FASTRO).
Both Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Maria Werner-Wasik, MD, a professor in radiation oncology at Jefferson will receive their FASTRO designations during the Awards Ceremony in September at ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
“Drs. Dicker and Werner-Wasik join an elite group of ASTRO members who have significantly contributed to the Society, the specialty and cancer patients worldwide through their service to ASTRO and leadership in research, education and patient care,” said ASTRO President Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and associate director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. “Congratulations to both on achieving the designation of ASTRO Fellow.”
Awarded annually since 2006, the Fellows Program honors those who have been a member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, who have contributed the equivalent of 10 years of service to ASTRO and who have made substantial contributions to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership.
Including the 2014 class of Fellows, 242 of ASTRO’s more than 10,000 members worldwide have received the FASTRO designation.
Candidates are nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow and supported by three additional ASTRO members. A 10-member Fellows Selection Committee reviewed the nominations and presented the slate of recommended Fellows to ASTRO’s Board of Directors for final approval.
ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.