The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is pleased to announce its 2007 class of ASTRO Fellows. These 40 distinguished members will receive their awards at a special ceremony during the 49th Annual Meeting to be held October 28 through November 1, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

"I am pleased to honor these individuals who have dedicated their careers to radiation oncology, ASTRO and the patients we serve everyday," said K. Kian Ang, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of ASTRO's Board of Directors and a radiation oncologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "In its second year, this class of ASTRO Fellows is an impressive group of some of the brightest in our field; it is a pleasure to recognize them for their outstanding achievements."

Members of ASTRO are eligible to become a Fellow if they have been part of the Society for at least 20 years, served in a leadership role for the organization and have made a significant contribution to the field of radiation oncology. The primary pathways to becoming a Fellow are research, patient care, education and leadership/service. The Society values contributions to all four areas, however, each nominee needed to have a truly outstanding contribution to at least one of the pathways to be named a Fellow.

The nominations were reviewed by a nine-member Fellows Selection Committee who made recommendations to the ASTRO Board of Directors to make the final decision.

Below is the list of the 2007 ASTRO Fellows:

-- K. Kian Ang, M.D., Ph.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
-- James A. Belli, M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, Bellarie, Texas
-- Arthur L. Boyer, M.D., Scott and White, Temple, Texas
-- James R. Cassady, M.D., Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass.
-- Bernard J. Cummings, M.B., Ch.B., Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
-- D. Jeffery Demanes, M.D., CA Endocurietherapy Medical Corporation, Oakland, Calif.
-- R.L. Scotte Doggett, M.D., Fair Oaks, Calif.
-- John D. Earle, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.
-- Patricia J. Eifel, M.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
-- Nancy A. Ellerbroek, M.D., Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group, Mission Hills, Calif.
-- Bahman Emami, M.D., Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
-- Barbara L. Fowble, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
-- Mary K. Gospodarowicz, M.D., Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
-- Leonard L. Gunderson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
-- Dennis E. Hallahan, M.D., Vanderbilt University/Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tenn.
-- Kenneth R. Hogstrom, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
-- Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Ph.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
-- Madhu John, M.D., St. Agnes Cancer Center, Fresno, Calif.
-- Herbert D. Kerman, M.D., Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.
-- Henry M. Keys, M.D., Voorheesville, N.Y.
-- Deborah A. Kuban, M.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
-- George E. Laramore, M.D., University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
-- Colleen F. Lawton, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
-- Carl M. Mansfield, M.D., Sc.D., Philadelphia
-- Peter M. Mauch, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
-- Beryl McCormick, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
-- Ruby F. Meredith, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham
-- Gustavo S. Montana, M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
-- Ravinder Nath, Ph.D., New Haven, Conn.
-- Brian O'Sullivan, M.D., Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
-- Colin A. Poulter, M.D., University of Rochester Cancer Center, Rochester, N.Y.
-- Timothy E. Schultheiss, Ph.D., City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, Calif.
-- James G. Schwade, M.D., CyberKnife Center of Miami, Fla.
-- Patrick R.M. Thomas, M.B., B.S., Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.
-- Elizabeth L. Travis, Ph.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
-- Raul C. Urtasun, M.D., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
-- Mahesh K. Varia, M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
-- William M. Wara, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
-- Todd H. Wasserman, M.D., Washington University, Delray Beach, Fla.
-- Moody Wharam Jr., M.D., Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore

ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with nearly 9,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through education, clinical practice, advancement of science and advocacy.

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