ARLINGTON, Va., July 25, 2018 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 35 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation. The 2018 class of Fellows will be recognized during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting, to be held October 21-24 in San Antonio.

The ASTRO Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to radiation oncology and the Society through research, education, patient care and/or service to the field. Since its inception in 2006, the FASTRO designation has been awarded to just 328 of ASTRO’s more than 10,000 members worldwide.

“On behalf of ASTRO, I commend and thank these 35 outstanding physicians and scientists for their far-reaching contributions to our specialty over the years and for all that each individual has done to advance and improve cancer care,” said Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH, FASTRO, Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors.

The 2018 Fellows are:

  • Soren Bentzen, DSc, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, MD, PhD, AM, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
  • Paul M. Busse, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Arnab Chakravarti, MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine/Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • Joe Y. Chang, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Peter Y. Chen, MD, Beaumont Health System, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng, MD, MS, PhD, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Indrin J. Chetty, PhD, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
  • Benjamin W. Corn, MD, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
  • Iris C. Gibbs, MD, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, California
  • David Gius, MD, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Eleanor E. R. Harris, MD, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, Cleveland
  • Mark D. Hurwitz, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • Reshma Jagsi, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Ashesh B. Jani, MD, Emory University, Atlanta
  • John A. Kalapurakal, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago
  • Matthew S. Katz, MD, Radiation Oncology Associates PA, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Sameer Keole, MD, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
  • Feng-Ming Kong, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Zhongxing Liao, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Mitchell Machtay, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland
  • Catherine Park, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Shilpen Patel, MD, Grail, Menlo Park, California
  • Robert A. Price Jr., PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
  • David Raben, MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
  • Hui-Kuo G. Shu, MD, PhD, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Berend J. Slotman, MD, PhD, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam
  • Robert Timmerman, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Gregory M. M. Videtic, MD, CM, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
  • Bhadrasain Vikram, MD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Stephanie E. Weiss, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia
  • Gayle E. Woloschak, PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago
  • Min Yao, MD, PhD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland
  • Ellen D. Yorke, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Weining (Ken) Zhen, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Candidates for the Fellows program must be nominated by a current ASTRO Fellow, accompanied by three letters of support from ASTRO members. A committee reviews all nominations and presents the candidates to ASTRO’s Board of Directors for approval.

ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting, the world’s largest scientific meeting in radiation oncology, will be held October 21-24, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The meeting is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees from across the globe, including oncologists from all disciplines and members of the entire radiation oncology team. Visit us online for more information about the ASTRO Annual Meeting and press registration for the meeting.


The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the world’s largest radiation oncology society, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. The Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology and Advances in Radiation Oncology; developed and maintains an extensive patient website, RT Answers; and created the nonprofit foundation Radiation Oncology Institute. To learn more about ASTRO, visit or, sign up to receive our news and follow us on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

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ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting, to be held October 21-24, 2018