Department News

January 10, 2020

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. was interviewed by Project Purple on the Project Purple Podcast on his career journey and some of the exciting pancreatic cancer research. Project Purple works to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer. Listen to the podcast here

January 10, 2020

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D.  has been appointed for a 3-year term to serve on the School of Medicine Admissions Committee. This is a step forward for the Department of Radiation Medicine's representation on one of the most important committees within OHSU's medical school.

January 1, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine is proud to announce that Arthur Hung, M.D. and Jerry Jaboin, M.D, Ph.D. have been named in Portland Monthly's annual Top Doctor survey as Top Doctor 2020 in Radiation Oncology. Congratulations Dr. Hung and Dr. Jaboin!

RadArt 2019

December 8, 2019

Blair Murphy, M.D. (PGY5 resident), Megan Johnson and other the Department of Radiation Medicine staff hosted the 2nd annual pediatric art event, RadArt. Pediatric patients and their families were invited to decorate masks, write letters to other patients and eat pizza donated by Baby Doll Pizza! Thank you to all the families who participated.

December 3, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. and Daniel Spratt, M.D. wrote on prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy for December's ASTRO Blog titled The Future of Prostate Radiation Therapy in the Era of Bundled Payment: Less is more?

December 2, 2019

John Holland, M.D. was featured in RSNA's Daily Bulletin for his poster presentation "Smoking History and Cessation Discussions in Cancer Patients Receiving Definitive Radiotherapy: Do We Treat All Patients Equally?". Read about Dr. Holland's interview here

December 2, 2019

Knight Cancer Collaborative, a partnership between Columbia Memorial Hospital and OHSU, has announced that Pehr Hartvigson, M.D. will take over as the director of oncology services from Sahar Rosenbaum, M.D. in 2020.

RSNA 2019

December 1, 2019

Faculty and associates of the Department of Radiation Medicine attended Radiological Society of North America's 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting  in Chicago, IL. Pictured: John Holland, M.D., Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D., Shearwood “Woody” McClelland III, M.D.

November 26, 2019

A patient came in to the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, with a tumor growing around their spinal cord and in between the kidneys. Traditional surgery was too risky. Instead, an oncology team created a 3D image of the patient and delivered highly powerful radiation beams within 2 millimeters of accuracy over three days. Read more about the procedure in The Astorian, Hospital debuts more accurate, powerful radiation therapy.  

November 22, 2019

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D. has accepted the position for the Hormones and Digestion Co-Block Director with OSHU's Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education program.  Dr. Chandra is a passionate and experienced medical educator, and currently serves as a highly regarded CSL instructor, he teaches in the Cancer Intersession, he interviews for the MD Admissions Committee, and is also the Department of Radiation Oncology Associate Residency Program Director and the inaugural Director of IPE for the department. 

Dr. Chandra will join Dr. Nir Modiano in running the HODI block in June, 2020. 

Dr. Mitin at the 23rd Russian Cancer Congress

November 13, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. presented at Joint Session ASTRO-RUSSCO, held at the XIII Russian Cancer Congress, on the Refusal of exposure in the radical and adjuvant treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

November 8, 2019

Hans Kim, PGY-2 resident, was selected to present a digital poster for viewing at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium in February 2020.

WomenWhoCurie 2019

November 7, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine, along with radiation professionals around the world, celebrated Marie Curie's birthday and brought awareness to female radiation oncologists by participating in the Society for Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO) #WomenWhoCurie campaign.

Waves of the future

November 3, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week (November 3-9). #NRTW19 celebrates the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety.

Dr Kahn with Medical Students

October 28, 2019

The Radiation Medicine Student Interest Group (RMSIG) hosted its 13th Medical Student Open House for OHSU students. Students were invited to meet faculty, residents and staff, tour the department and learn about radiation oncology.

The RMSIG aims to provide information about the field of radiation medicine. To join the RMSIG, please contact the Education Program Coordinator. 

October 12, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine held its 13th Annual Research Retreat  on October 12, 2019 in the Knight Cancer Research Building. The retreat featured presentations from 20 researchers on a variety of cancer-related disciplines. Learn more about our Research Retreats

October 10, 2019

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.

October 2, 2019

Sahar Rosenbaum, M.D., assistant professor of the Department of Radiation Medicine and medical director of Radiation Oncology Services at Columbia Memorial Hospital, was awarded the September 2019 Golden ROSE Award for her patient care and going above and beyond to connect with a patient, a world-renowned violinist, after their cancer treatment.  Read Dr. Rosenbaum's nomination           

September 30, 2019

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. has been invited to speak at the Seventh JCA-AACR Special Joint Conference on the Latest Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research: From Basic Science to Therapeutics. This prestigious conference will take place from June 9-11, 2020, at the Kyoto Tokyu Hotel in Kyoto, Japan.  Dr. Grossberg will present in the session entitled “Metabolism, anti-oxidants, and cachexia.  Congratulations to the Grossberg Lab!

Roseburg Community Cancer Center

September 27, 2019

OHSU signed a Professional Service Agreement with the Roseburg Community Cancer Center (CCC) allowing OHSU’s Department of Radiation Medicine to provide all radiation oncology physician services for the cancer center. Starting January 1, 2020, the Department of Radiation Medicine will add three new physicians to its roster in an effort to extend its services to the citizens of Roseburg, Oregon.

September 23, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine has received full reaccreditation of its Medical Physics Residency Program from the the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). The program has been reaccredited through December 31, 2024.

September 10, 2019

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. and Josh Walker, M.D., Ph.D. on have been named 2019 Lamfrom Laureates. The Knight Cancer Institute established the Hildegard Lamfrom Research Scholar Awards to support promising early-stage cancer researchers at OHSU as they reach critical career transitions. The awards provide up to $100,000 over a two-year period. Congratulations Dr. Grossberg and Dr. Walker!

September 9, 2019

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D. as been selected to serve on the OHSU Physician-Scientist Program Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the direction, promotion, and success of the program. The Director will report to the Executive Committee, whose responsibilities will include developing processes for scholar selection, support, and evaluation, ensuring that scholar’s career development plan, research approach, mentor team, learning, proposed use of resources, and planned productivity timeline are ideally-suited for the scholar’s progress to independence.

Dr. Grossberg and Mara Rosenburg

August 27, 2019

Mara Rosenberg, has been awarded a research grant from the Radiological Society of North America to study cachexia, a severe form of muscle wasting, in patients with pancreatic cancer. Ms. Rosenberg is using computed tomography scans to track muscle loss and she is correlating these imaging results with next generation sequencing to identify mutations and other gene alterations that influence the development of cachexia. Her goal is to reveal details about the mechanisms driving cachexia, which could open new paths for treatment. Her mentor is Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine. 

August 27, 2019

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Jenna Kahn, M.D., Kiri Cook, M.D., Pehr Hartvigson, M.D., and Ravi Chandra, M.D, Ph.D. to the Department of Radiation Medicine’s team of faculty physicians in August 2019.

August 23, 2019

Monica Kishore, M.S., has been appointed as a Member-at-Large of the Educators’ Collaborative. The Educators' Collaborative brings educators together to share best practices, innovative ideas, and new skills. Congratulations to Ms. Kishore!

August 14, 2019

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. was interviewed by the Slavic Family Media Center about OHSU's oncology program. Watch the interview here.


August 9, 2019

Department Chair, Charles R Thomas, Jr, M.D. visited the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisboa, Portugal, with Professor Carlo Greco.