Chairman’s Welcome

Charles Thomas

We appreciate your interest in our education, research, and clinical programs. Established in the early 1960's as the first independent department of radiation oncology based in a U.S. medical school, our program is an integral component of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, an NCI-Designated Clinical Cancer Center.

Over the past half century, my predecessors and I, including Drs. William Allen (1964-1972), William Moss (1972-1989), and Kenneth Stevens (1989-2005), have collectively led the training multiple generations of practicing radiation medicine physicians.

The Department was one of the first to publish a large experience of preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer, now considered part of combined-modality standard of care for this common tumor.

The Department's graduates have consistently performed in the upper quartile of the American Board of Radiology certification examinations.

In addition to maintaining our high standard of patient care, our program is singularly aligned with the long-term goals of the Knight Cancer Institute leadership as the only academic health center in the state of Oregon. Simply put, we are committed to training the next generation of leaders in academic radiation medicine. The interdisciplinary nature of cancer medicine is consistent with a culture of collaboration across specialties, departments, schools, and institutions.

Several of the pioneering contributions of the Department are listed here

I welcome you to check out our website and to contact us for more information about our Department. Within this dynamic academic enterprise of robust clinical, educational, and research initiatives, resides a diverse community of scholars and clinicians who work in concert with some of the most dedicated radiation medicine staff in the Pacific Northwest.

I look forward to welcoming you to OHSU and sharing our Department with you.

With warmest professional regards, I am

Yours cordially,

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D.

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Chair, discussed the challenges and solutions to establishing a mutually respectful workplace with Colin Weekes, M.D., Ph.D. during the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. The discussion was recorded for the ASCO Daily News podcast.

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr., to participate in ASTRO panel, Burnout and Work-Life Balance in Radiation Oncology

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr explains the career benefits of attending the AACHARLES/ECCO Methods in Cancer Clinical Research (MCCHARLES) workshops

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-authors survey of burnout in postgraduate radiation oncology trainees

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-authors emotional intelligence survey of chairs of North American academic Radiation Oncology programs

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr. serves a discussant for poster session at the 2017 ASCO meeting on June 3, 2017 in Chicago

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. moderate the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting Grant Writing Workshop

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr. will co-lead the ARRO Poster Walk session

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr. was a keynote presenter at the 47th Annual University of Florida Radiation Oncology Outcomes Tracking Seminar

Department chair, Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr., will moderate a Panel Session for the 59th ASTRO Annual Meeting

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr., presents at the 47th Annual UF Radiation Oncology Outcomes Tracking Seminar

Drs. Nabavizadeh and Thomas on JAMA network viewpoint : Oncology Know No Borders

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., a visiting professor in the dept. of radiation oncology at University of Pittsburgh

Drs. Shusana Rana & Charles Thomas review micro RNA lab data from experiments in the Anand Lab

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. visiting NW Feinberg Medical School presenting & interfacing

Drs. Timur Mitin & Charles Thomas, Jr., participated in multiple sessions at annual RUSSCO

Drs. Jerry Jaboin & Charles Thomas co-authors of disparities research in radiation oncology care

Drs. Jaboin & Charles Thomas, Jr. attended the annual Development Program scholars meeting

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. to present on behalf of the Early Stage Lung Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research

Drs. Jerry J. Jaboin & Charles Thomas, Jr., presented at the 2016 NMA

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr. visits the Utrecht University Medical Center, Hosted by JW Lagendijk

Drs. Charles Thomas, Jr. & Jerry Jaboin attended the 2016 SCAROP in Washington, DC

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr. re-visited college to introduce opportunities in the OHSU Radiation Medicine Program

Drs. Bornstein, Mitin, & Thomas to serve as moderators &discussants for 2016 ASTRO meeting

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-authors editorial "An Inflection Point in the Evolution of Oncologic Emergency Medicine"

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. served as an external reviewer at the University of Arizona COM & Arizona Cancer Center located in Tucson

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-authors editorial "An Inflection Point in the Evolution of Oncologic Emergency Medicine"

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. served as an external reviewer at the University of Arizona COM & Arizona Cancer Center located in Tucson

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. is co-author of JNCI article desCharlesibing novel dose-escalation strategy for SBRT

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. to Serve as VP of SCAROP

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Jr. Visiting Faculty Scholar at MAASTRO Clinic

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. was a guest faculty for the spring 2015 meeting of the Chicago Radiological Society

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. Presents the 43rd Annual Buschke Memorial Lecture

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. was a visiting faculty at the University of British Columbia/British Columbia Cancer Agency in October 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Robinson and Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. comment in Oncology Times Journal

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. invited to serve on the Lower GI Expert Panel for the AJCC Cancer Staging System

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-authored two presentations at the 6th AACHARLES Conference

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., represented at the annual Medical Specialty Speed Dating event in November 2013

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. has been selected to serve on the editorial board of Surgical Oncology

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-presented at the 4th International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group Annual Meeting

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. co-presented at the 4th International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group Annual Meeting

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. selected to return as a participating faculty for the 2013 ASCO/AACHARLES Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. served as the panel chair for educational exhibits at the 2012 RSNA meeting

Drs. Charles Thomas & Dwight Heron both served as co-moderators at the 2012 RSNA meeting

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. is co-author of the long-term outcome analysis of RTOG 98-11 abstract

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. will serve as an invited faculty for the FLIMS Workshop in Switzerland

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. appointed to serve on the Radiation Oncology & Radiobiology Subcommittee

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