August 13 2021
Jeff M. Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO, a member of the NRG Oncology Board of Directors and the Chair of the NRG Oncology Radiation Committee, was appointed President-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Dr. Michalski has already set goals to reach more diverse populations and find options to secure patient access to potentially life-saving cancer treatment, to grow and build upon ASTRO’s infrastructure to include a wide network of radiation oncology clinicians and researchers, and additionally to advance the Society’s programs and policies to best situate the research community for success as it moves towards future innovations and pathways.
Dr. Jeff Michalski is a nationally recognized expert of genitourinary cancers, pediatric cancers, and cancer survivorship. In addition to his positions within the NRG Board of Directors and Radiation Oncology Committee, Dr. Michalski is a member of the NRG Oncology Genitourinary Cancer Core Committee and serves as Co-Chair on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Genitourinary Cancers Steering Committee and serves as the NRG Oncology representative on the NCI Clinical Imaging Steering Committee. He has been involved in several NRG Oncology trials and publications and is currently the Carlos Perez Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
“We face ever-growing challenges, however, and as the world emerges from a transformative pandemic, we are reminded that collaboration, inclusion and equity are indispensable for progress, whether within our specialty, with our partners in multidisciplinary oncology or with our patients,” stated Dr. Michalski in an interview with ASTRO.
Congratulations, Dr. Michalski. The NRG Oncology community looks forward to the many contributions you will make to the oncology field in this new role.
Read ASTRO’s Article