Department News

July 29, 2019

John M. Holland, M.D. has been appointed to Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Radiation Medicine. In his role of Vice-Chair of Education, Dr. Holland will oversee and continually help to define/redefine the expansive work of the of the Medical Student Clerkship Director, Medical Residency Training Program Director, Medical Physics Residency Program Director, Associate Program Directors, and Radiation Therapy Program Medical Director. Congratulations Dr. Holland!

July 22, 2019

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. has been selected to receive an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society in San Diego, CA over the dates of November 3-6, 2019. Congratulations Dr. Grossberg!

July 19, 2019

Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D. has been selected for a career development award from the Portland VA Medical Center for this proposal titled Quantifying and improving radiotherapy outcomes among Veterans. Congratulations Dr. Thompson!

July 1, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, James Tanyi, Ph.D., Interim Chief of Medical Physics, will assume the roles of Director of the Division of Radiation Physics and Vice Chair of Physics, Technology and Clinical Strategy in the Department of Radiation Medicine. As Director of the Division of Radiation Physics, Dr. Tanyi will define the clinical, academic and service missions of the technical unit and as Vice Chair of Physics, Technology and Clinical Strategy, Dr. Tanyi will partner with the Executive Vice Chair to provide strategic and operational leadership to drive technical/technological growth and expansion.

June 28, 2019

Arthur Hung, M.D. has been formally promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (Radiation Medicine and Ophthalmology). This is a major milestone in the career of a faculty member. Dr. Hung joined the Radiation Medicine faculty in 2002 after finishing his residency at the University of Texas – MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Simon Brown - Christina Binder

June 30, 2019

Simon Brown, M.D. (left) and Christina Binder, M.D, Ph.D (right) celebrated the completion of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program. Dr. Brown will be moving on to practice in Springfield, Illinois and Dr. Binder will be moving on to practice in Grants Pass, Oregon. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!   

MCCR Workshop, Zeist, Netherlands, 2019

June 22, 2019

Chris Deig, MD, attended the 21st Methods in Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR) in Zeist, Netherlands. The workshop is designed to educate and train early-career investigators in the best practices of clinical trial design. The Workshop is organised by the European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

June 11, 2019

Garth Tormoen, M.D., Ph.D. was selected by ASTRO's Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee as a recipient of a 2019 Annual Meeting Abstract Award.

Dr. Tormoen won the Annual Meeting Travel Award in the Biology category for his abstract, Warfarin Promotes Adaptive Immune Control of Tumors following Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy. Congratulations to Dr. Tormoen and his research team!

June 6, 2019

27 Free things to do in Portland this summer.

Dr. Holland induction to ACR Fellowship

May 28, 2019

John Holland, M.D. was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) at the annual ACR meeting in Washington, DC. The ACR Fellowship is one of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a member in good standing. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, and/or research. Only 10 percent of College members have been awarded this honor. Congratulations Dr. Holland!

May 20, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. shared his insights about on a treatment option that will improve outcomes for patients with bladder cancer who cannot tolerate surgery or chemotherapy read more about this treatment.

May 16, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. and co-presenters 2019 ASTRO presentation Joint RUSSCO-ASTRO-SPRO Session on Palliative Radiation Therapy in Incurable Patients: Keeping symptoms down and hope high” has been selected by the SA-CME Task Force  to be turned into a Live Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME). This presentation will be turned into a live recording to introduce physicians with new technology and scientific advances. Congratulations Dr. Mitin and team

May 15, 2019

Jehan Yahya and Matthew Farrell have been selected by the OHSU School of Medicine’s Honors & Awards Committee as recipients of the 2019 Medical Student Research Awards.  Both will be presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at the annual School of Medicine Honors & Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the atrium of the Robertson Life Sciences Building.  Ms. Yahya & Mr. Farrell will matriculated into the OHSU & UCLA radiation oncology residency training programs, respectively.  Both have published multiple first-author publications and given oral presentations at national scientific forums as active members of the Radiation Medicine Student Interest Group.  Their primary mentor has been Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiation medicine

May 5, 2019

Garth Tormoen, M.D., Ph.D. received the Resident/Fellow Grant Award from the Radiological Society of North America Research & Education Foundation for this proposal, Characterization of the Effect of Warfarin on the Tumor Immune Microenvironment Following Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy. Congratulations Dr. Tormoen!

ARRS Clinician-Educator Development Program

May 4, 2019

Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. attended the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Clinician Educator Development Program in Honolulu, HI. 


May 1, 2019

Jenna Kahn, M.D. attended ASTRO Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.

April 11, 2019

Inside the SoM: Three questions for Aaron Grossberg

March 29, 2019

Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh added his perspective to Skipping Surgery for Rectal Cancer.

March 15, 2019

We are excited to announce that Jehan Yahya, M.D. and Kim Ohaegbulam, M.D., Ph.D. will be joining the Radiation Oncology Residency Program in July 2020! Welcome Dr. Yahya and Dr. Ohaegbulam!

2019 Annual Esophageal Cancer Research Forum

March 6, 2019

Charles Thomas, Jr, M.D., Department Chair, participated in the 2019 Annual Esophageal Cancer Research Forum.

February 1, 2019

Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. was selected into the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2019 Clinician Educator Development Program (CEDP).