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Head and Neck Case Presentations I
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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Louis Harrison, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, the Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO, serves as the Clinical Director of Continuum Cancer Centers of New York as well as the Gerald J. Friedman Chair of Radiation Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Lukes and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York. Continuum Cancer Centers is the combined programs of Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Lukes and Roosevelt Hospitals, and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Harrison is an internationally recognized and extensively published expert in the areas of head and neck cancer, sarcomas, and intraoperative brachytherapy. He has been a leader in the development of multidisciplinary management strategies that prioritize cancer cure with organ and function preservation. He is co-editor of the award winning textbook Head and Neck Cancer, A Multidisciplinary Approach, now in its third edition. Dr. Harrison is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Harrison received his M.D. degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1982 (Alpha Omega Alpha) and completed his residency training in Radiation Oncology at Yale in 1986. He has served ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) as President-Elect (2006), President (2007), Chairman of the Board (2008) and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board (2009). ASTRO is the largest professional society for radiation oncology in the world, and one of the leading professional cancer societies in the United States. In addition, he is a Past President of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) and the International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (ISIORT), as well as an active member of the American Head and Neck Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Dr. Harrison has been the recipient of the Clarence Dennis Society Prize for Surgical Scholarship, the Louise and Allston Boyer Award for Biomedical Research, the Ulrich Henschke Lecture Award for Brachytherapy, and the Distinguished Alumni Awards from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine as well as Poly Prep Country Day School.
| Robert Amdur
, M.D., Professor
, University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
I have taught the eLearning course at ASTRO for the past 2 years and have many publications related to head and neck radiotherapy
radiation oncologist specializing in head and neck cancer
Mark Persky, M.D., Chair, Beth Israel Medical Center
Ezra Cohen, M.D., Associate Professor, The University of Chicago
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