July 22, 2020
The world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals recently voted to confer upon Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, the designation of American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow (FASTRO). Dr. Chen will receive his FASTRO designation at a virtual awards ceremony on Oct. 27, during ASTRO’s 62nd Annual Meeting.
Dr. Chen serves as the Brandmeyer Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and associate director for Health Equity at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. He is an internationally renowned researcher studying bladder, testicular and prostate cancers.
“Dr. Chen joins an elite group of just 19 physicians and medical physicists who are recognized this year for their far-reaching contributions to the field of radiation oncology and their progress in advancing cancer research, education and patient care,” said Theodore L. DeWeese, MD, FASTRO, Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors. “Congratulations to Dr. Chen for achieving the designation of ASTRO Fellow.”
Awarded annually since 2006, the ASTRO Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to radiation oncology through research, education, patient care and/or service to the field. Since its inception, the FASTRO designation has been awarded to just 366 of ASTRO’s more than 10,000 members worldwide.
More information about the Fellows program is available via the ASTRO website, including the complete list of all ASTRO Fellows and information about the nomination and selection process.