News Archives


January 19, 2021

Raghavendiran Boopathy, Ph.D., assistant professor and medical physicist, has been appointed to the AAPM International Council. The council focuses on the international activities within the AAPM.

January 14, 2021

Kristi Tonning, M.S., R.T.(T), Ph.D., director of the Radiation Therapy Program, successfully defended her doctoral thesis. 

January 3, 2021

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and  medical director of the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the JCO Global Oncology (JCO GO). JCO GO is an online , open access journal focused on cancer care, research and care delivery issues unique to countries and settings with limited healthcare resources.


February 19, 2021

The 2020 graduating class of OHSU's Radiation Therapy Program  tied for the highest national board mean scaled score, with 100% pass rate, for the 10 graduating students.

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on their didactic and clinical education during 2020 spring and summer terms, the cohort adapted, worked hard, graduated and passed the ARRT board certification exam top in the nation. We look forward to the contribution of this group to quality patient treatment and care in radiation oncology.

Kristi Tonning Ph.D., RT(T), program director, Maria Thompson, B.S., RT(T), clinical coordinator, Arthur Hung, M.D., medical director, and members of the Department of Radiation Medicine's medical dosimetry, simulation, therapy teams; medical physics & physician faculty; have all contributed to the success of the program.

These graduates will continue the tradition of providing highest quality radiotherapy care to Oregonians and beyond.

February 16, 2021

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor,  Neha Vapiwala,  M.D. FACR, professor and vice chair of education with the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Pennsylvania, and Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., department chair, have edited the Career Development in Academic Radiation Oncology. The guide provides career development support for radiation oncology professionals. The ebook is available thru Springer. 


March 31, 2021

Department of Radiation Medicine faculty have been selected to serve as session moderators for the 2021 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. Pehr Hartvigson, M.D. will co-moderate the Patient Safety oral session and Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. will co-moderate the Hematologic Malignancies oral session.

March 30, 2021

OHSU's Brachytherapy Program, led Jenna Kahn, M.D., is the first program in the United States to use the Elekta Geneva Universal Gynecological Applicator. This provide an advantage for patients as Dr. Kahn and her team are better able to maximize the therapeutic ratio than can other programs.

March 30, 2021

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., department chair, has been selected to serve on the Scientific Review Committee of the LUNGevity Foundation.  

March 29, 2021

Blair Murphy, M.D., assistant professor, has been appointed to serve as a Public Member representative on the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.

March 9, 2021

Malcolm Heard, Ph.D., assistant professor and medical physicist, has been selected to serve as an Oral Examiner for the Therapeutic Medical Physics portion of the  American Board of Radiology certifying examination


April 21, 2021

Jenna M. Kahn, M.D., Loise W. Wairiri, M.B.B.S, Chris Deig, M.D. and Charles R. Thomas, M.D. have been selected for oral presentations at the Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium: Assessment in Radiation Oncology Education: Beyond Basic Competence, on May 14, 2021. Dr. Kahn and Dr. Deig will present Radiation Oncology Virtual Elective Rotation for Medical Students and Residents Implementation of a National Virtual Education Resource. Dr. Wairiri, Dr. Kahn and Dr. Thomas will present Implementation of Multi-Institutional Virtual Radiation Oncology Clerkship.

April 21, 2021

Raghavendiran Boopathy, Ph.D., assistant professor of medical physics, has been selected for an oral presentation at the AAPM 63rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Dr. Boopathy will present Commissioning of the Ring Applicator and Quantifying Dwell Position Offset with Varian Bravos HDR Remote Afterloader.

April 20, 2021

Education in The Post-COVID Era: What’s Here To Stay? by Elizabeth B. Jeans, MEd, MD, Shauna Campbell, DO, Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor with the Department of Radiation Medicine, was published in Spring 2021 volume of Astro News: What's New in Radiation Oncology

April 19, 2021

Wencesley Paez, M.D., Clinical Research Assistant, was named first place winner of the Medicine & Health Sciences section at the GW Research Showcase School for his poster, Impact of Advanced Clinical and Translational Research Educational Programs on Oncology Specialties and Career Development


May 5, 2021

Raghav Boopathy, Ph.D., medical physicist, was interviewed by the Out of the Gray (Gy) podcast on daily life as a clinical medical physicist,  COVID-19 and engaging the next generation of medical physicists. Listen to the episode here: Raghav Boopathy PhD Medical Physicist with OHSU in Portland, OR

May 4, 2021

Tim Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, has been invited to serve on the faculty for the 2021 ESMO Virtual Summit Russia by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in June 2021. Dr. Mitin will present on Radiotherapist's perspectives during the breast carcinoma session. 

Research Week_W Paex

May 4, 2021

Wencesley Paez, M.D., clinical research assistant, presented at OHSU 2021 Research Week. Dr. Paez's presented on Impacts of Advanced Clinical and Translational Research Educational Programs on Oncology Specialties and Career Development. 


June 25, 2021

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. has been promoted to the rank of professor by The School of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. has been promoted to the rank of associate professor by The School of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee.

June 10, 2021

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and  medical director of  Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center, served as faculty at the ESMO Virtual Summit Russia 2021.  The ESMO Virtual Summit Russia is an international  educational event with oncology presentations focused on several key disease sites. During the virtual summit, Dr. Mitin served as chair at the Brest Carcinoma session and presented a Radiotherapist's perspectives. 

June 5, 2021

Stephanie Junell, Ph.D., assistant professor and medical physicist, has been appointed to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Working Group on Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA) Manager and Executive Development (WGMPLAME). This working group  is charged with development of materials, methods and educational opportunities to assist medical physicists who currently work or desire to work in a leadership role in healthcare. 

June 3, 2021

Congratulations to the Department of Radiation Medicine faculty and graduates on passing their American Board of Radiology oral exams.

Medical Physics Part 3 (Oral) Exam:

  • Kyle Gallagher, Ph.D.
  • Michelle Okenzie, M.S.
  • Ross Brody, Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology Certifying (Oral) Exam:

  • Christie Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Jenna Kahn, M.D.
  • Kiri Cook, M.D.
  • Pehr Hartvigson, M.D.
  • Simon Brown, M.D.

June 1, 2021

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine and active member of the Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU School of Medicine, announced that he will step down as chair after nearly 16 years of outstanding service, effective July 1, 2021. Dean Sharon Anderson will soon announce an interim chair. Read Dr. Thomas' full statement here


July 15, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, participated in Global Bridges' Core Lecture Series: Gynecologic Cancers. Her lecture was titled, Management of Cervical Cancer Radiation: Treatment Planning Part 1.

July 6, 2021

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Ana Dieguez, M.S., medical physics resident, and Andrew Santoso, Ph.D., assistant professor of medical physics, to the Department of Radiation Medicine’s physics division in July 2021.

July 1, 2021

OHSU School of Medicine Dean Sharon Anderson, M.D. has announced that Arthur Hung, M.D., associate professor of radiation medicine, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine beginning July 1, 2021. Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of radiation medicine, is stepped down as chair July 1, 2021.


August 23, 2021

Monica Kishore, M.S., assistant professor of medical physics, has been named member-at-large to the Educators' Collaborative for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Educators' Collaborative brings OHSU educators together to share best practices, innovative ideas, and new skills. 

August 23, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, has been appointed as Membership and Recruitment Co-Secretary to the Educators' Collaborative for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Educators' Collaborative brings OHSU educators together to share best practices, innovative ideas, and new skills. 

August 20, 2021

Ana Dieguez, medical physics resident, attended the 2021 AAPM Accelerating Women and Minority Physicists virtual meeting on August 19 - August 20, 2021. The meeting hosted panels and discussions for attendees to develop their skillsets and provided a networking platform for women and minority in medical physics. 

RadMed awards 2021

August 12, 2021

The Department of Radiation Medicine held its 2020-2021 department awards, celebrating departmental excellence in service, education and research. The ceremony also commemorated the service of Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., who stepped down as department chair on July 1, 2021. 


September 19, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, has been invited to serve as Vice-Chair of the Gyn Track at the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) 2022 Annual Conference in June 2022, held in Denver, Colorado.

September 16, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, will serve as co-editor of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) newsletter, BrachyBlast. 

September 13, 2021

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Michael Marietta, M.D., radiation oncologist, to the Department of Radiation Medicine in September 2021. Dr. Marietta joined the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg, Oregon. 

September 9, 2021

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and  medical director of the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center, attended the International Innovative Oncology Forum at the N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center in Moscow, Russia. During the forum, Dr. Mitin presented Proton therapy: fashion statement or clinical necessity.

Charles Thomas, Chair 2005-2021

September 3, 2021

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D.  said his final farewells to the Department of Radiation Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Thomas served as Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine from November 2005 thru June 2021. Dr. Thomas  is moving on to Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, where he will serve as Chief of Radiation Oncology


October 27, 2021

Nima Nabavizadeh, associate professor, was featured in the Medscape article, Radiation Underused as 'Bridge' to Transplant in Liver Cancer, for his hepatocellular carcinoma at the 2021 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

October 25, 2021

Department of Radiation Medicine faculty, residents, medical students and research collaborators attended the 2021 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The hybrid meeting was held virtually and in-person.

Complete list of 2021's presenters and posters & abstracts.

October 24, 2021

Nima Nabavizadeh, associate professor, and his research team, were featured at the 2021 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting for their research project, Bridge-to-transplant external-beam radiation therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: A utilization analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database (Abstract 2078). Dr.  Nabavizadeh discussed the project's finding at an ASTRO news briefing and at Poster Q&A 01 - Session 01 - Gastrointestinal Cancer and Nonmalignant Disease. ASTRO news release: External-beam radiation therapy underused for people with liver cancer awaiting transplant 

October 16, 2021

Blair Murphy, M.D., assistant professor, participated in the Ask a Sarcoma Doc panel at OHSU's annual Sarcoma Patient Education Conference. The conference brings together OHSU sarcoma experts from multiple specialties to answer the patient and caretaker questions and share information on the basics of sarcoma and research advances.

October 10, 2021

Susan Hedlund, M.S.W., LCSW, OSW-C, director of Patient and Family Services at the Knight Cancer Institute, was interviewed by The Columbian on the benefits of art therapy, and other creative therapies, for breast cancer patients. The article, Art therapy a healing outlet for breast cancer patients, highlights the importance of art when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. 

October 4, 2021

Kiri Cook, M.D., assistant professor, moderated the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and RT Answers “Ask a Radiation Oncologist” session about breast cancer featuring Roberto Diaz, M.D., Ph.D.Oluwadamilola Oladeru, M.D., and Jean Wright, M.D. The recorded session answers common patient questions on radiation therapy and breast cancer.

Ask a Radiation Oncologist: Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

October 1, 2021

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, has been invited to speak at the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) 2022 Radiation Oncology Summit in March 2022, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 


December 31, 2020

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., department chair,  has been selected to serve on the editorial board  of the periodical, SEMINARS IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY . 

December 11, 2020

Arthur Hung, M.D., Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D. and Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D. have been named as Portland Monthly  Top Medical Providers 2021 in Radiation Oncology. Portland Monthly's list of top medical providers is chosen by a survey of their peers.

December 3,  2020

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., department chair, has been selected to serve on the Special Expert panel for the NCI Gastrointestinal Steering Committee (GISC). The role of the GISC is to implement an efficient and transparent process that will identify and promote the "Best Science" in clinical research of adult gastrointestinal cancers by addressing the design and prioritization of phase 3 trials and large phase 2 studies within the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). 

The GISC membership is composed of representatives from the NCTN gastrointestinal disease committees, the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), and Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), along with biostatisticians, patient advocates, NCI staff, and other experts in gastrointestinal cancers.  The steering committee provides a forum for critical review of concepts for new trials by a broad spectrum of experts from across the NCI-supported clinical trials enterprise.  The roster and more information is available at the GISC member roster


November 30, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, and her brachytherapy team were featured on OHSU Now for performing the first brachytherapy procedure –- a gynecological interstitial implant -- on November 2, 2020 for a patient with cervical cancer. Read about Dr. Kahn's brachytherapy  program here

November 9, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW), November 8 - November 14, 2020. NRTW recognizes the vital work of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals across the nation. The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role these professionals play in patient care and health care safety.

The celebration takes place during the week of November 8th to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895.


November 7, 2020

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.

November 7, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine celebrates International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP 2020) on November 7, 2020. This year's theme is “Medical Physicist as a Health Professional”. IDMP recognizes the the role of medical physicists in medicine.

November 3, 2020

Charles R. Thomas Jr. M.D., department chair, and the Department of Radiation Medicine was recognized by the U.S. National Guard and Reserve with the Above and Beyond Award, the Patriotic Employer Award and the Seven Seals Award “for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America.” 

Dr. Thomas,  James A. Tanyi, Ph.D. and Hans Kim, M.D. were interviewed by OHSU News to discuss how the department supports its military staff. Learn more about this honor here


radiation masks by Tiffany Ashley

October 27, 2020

Tiffany Ashley, radiation therapist with the Department of Radiation Medicine, was featured on KGW News for her creative radiation masks. Tiffany has been creating personalized masks for pediatric patients undergoing radiation therapy. Watch Tiffany's interview here

2020 Social Champions

October 25, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, was named as an #ASTRO20 Social Champion for the virtual 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting.  Social Champions serve as ambassadors on social media during the meeting held on October 25 - October 28, 2020. The Social Champions are active participants throughout the course of the meeting, sharing important science, interesting topics, attending social events and more!

October 16, 2020

Kiri Cook, M.D.assistant professor, was interviewed by Healio about the changes to building relationships with patients during COVID-19. Dr. Cook and Dr. Hanna Sanoff, associate professor of medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discussed how masks, social distancing and telemedicine influence patient/physician relationships. Read Dr. Cook's interview here

October 6, 2020

Jerry Jaboin, M.D., Ph.D., department vice-chair, has been selected to serve on the JCO Oncology Practice editorial board. JCO Oncology Practice provides necessary information and insights to keep oncology practice current on changes and challenges inherent in delivering quality oncology care.

October 2, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D., assistant professor, was interviewed by OHSU Now about her program, ROVER (Radiation Oncology Virtual Education Rotation), and how Covid-19 has transformed medical student education. ROVER is a a series of six virtual educational sessions for medical students to continue their education and exposure to various faculty and institutions across the country followed by a multi-institutional networking session. Read Dr. Kahn's interview here



September 24, 2020

Charles R. Thomas, Jr, M.D., department chair, has been awarded the inaugural SWOG Cancer Research Network Mentorship Award. This award is given to an individual who goes “above and beyond basic responsibility/job description to provide mentorship, leadership training, and support for the next generation.” Learn more about Dr. Thomas and his mentorship here

September 22, 2020

Joshua Walker, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor with the Departments of Radiation Medicine and Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, was awarded a FY21 Knight Spring Pilots award for his proposal "Activation of Immunogenic Cell Death Pathways in Colorectal Cancer Using Radiation-Enhancing Nanoparticles".

September 15, 2020

Charles R. Thomas, Jr, M.D., department chair, has been selected to serve on the Internal Coordinating Committee for Region 5 of the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities program (GMaP). GMaP is funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Through a systematic and comprehensive approach, we collaborate, cooperate, share resources and information, and build capacity between researchers, trainees, outreach workers and organizations to advance research and training.

September 9, 2020

John Holland, M.D., has been awarded emeritus status by Elena Andresen, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost of OHSU. Emeritus is an honorary title for a retired faculty member which recognizes distinguished past service to the institution. Dr. Holland retired from the Department of Radiation Medicine in July 2020 after 26 years of service at OHSU. 

Murphy Chang

September 1, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine welcomed Blair Murphy, M.D (Pediatrics) and Eric Chang, M.D. (Palliative)  to the Department of Radiation Medicine’s team of faculty physicians in September 2020.


August 17, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine joins American Association of Medical Dosimetrists in celebrating National Medical Dosimetrist's Day (August 19, 2020) ALL WEEK LONG! Explore the free Educational Webinar Series - August 17 - 21, 2020

August 12, 2020

Kiri Cook, M.D., assistant professor, was interviewed by i3 Health on her article, Distancing Without Isolating—Connection in the Era of COVID-19. Read the interview Connecting With Patients With Cancer in Spite of COVID-19: Kiri A. Cook, MD.

August 6, 2020

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D., department chair, and other medical professionals shared what they read this summer with The Cancer Letter. Read about what books left an impression on Dr. Thomas in What are you reading? 


July 31, 2020

Kiri Cook, M.D., assistant professor, was interviewed by  Reuters Health Information on her article, Distancing Without Isolating—Connection in the Era of COVID-19. Read the interview in Medscape: Cancer Patients Still Need Human Connection During COVID-19

July 31, 2020

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, was interviewed by OHSU Blogs for their Q&A series which features OHSU School of Medicine faculty members, leaders, and staff talking about their work with the goal of getting to know them and different areas across the school. Read Dr. Chandra's interview, Three questions for radiation oncologist Ravi Chandra

July 27, 2020

Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor, was interviewed by OHSU Blogs on his paper “Human leukocyte antigen susceptibility map for SARS-CoV-2” published in the Journal of Virology is the School of Medicine’s Paper of the Month.

July 16, 2020

Charles Thomas, Jr. M.D., department chair, hosted session two of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)'s four-part grant writing series. Dr. Thomas shared tips on choosing a mentor and obtaining letters of support.

July 15, 2020

Congratulations to the Department of Radiation Medicine faculty who have been appointed to serve on a 2020-2021  ASTRO Committees and subcommittees 

  • Arthur Hung, M.D.
    • Education Committee (Education Council)
  • Jenna Kahn, M.D.
    • Vice Chair, Communications Committee
  • Josh Walker, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Research Grants Evaluation Subcommittee (Science Council)
    • Science Education and Program Development Committee (Science Council)
  • Kiri Cook, M.D.
    • Annual Meeting Scientific Committee (Education Council)
    • Communications Committee
  • Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Education Committee (Education Council)
    • Guidelines Subcommittee (Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee)
  • Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Science Education and Program Development Committee (Science Council)
  • Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Annual Meeting Scientific Committee (Education Council)
    • Education Committee (Education Council)
    • International Education Subcommittee  (Education Council)

July 14, 2020

Ross Brody, Ph.D, Medical Physicist, Medical Physics Division, has been selected by his peers to serve as the  Secretary-Treasurer of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

He begins his term in January 2021.

July 8, 2020

Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a NCI Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) for his Hepatic Metabolic Reprogramming Drives Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia proposal.  Learn more about Dr. Grossberg's project here.

2020 residents

July 8, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine is excited to welcome Jehan Yahya, M.D. and Kim Ohaegbulam, M.D., Ph.D. to the Radiation Oncology Residency Program! To learn more about Dr. Yahya and Dr. Ohaegbulam and our program visit Meet Our Residents.


June 29,  2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D., has been selected to serve as the Editor, Gynecologic Cancers Section for the American Brachytherapy Society’s journal.

June 15, 2020

Garth Tormoen, M.D., Ph.D. and Blair Murphy, M.D. celebrated the completion of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program. Dr. Tormoen will be moving on to practice in Reno, Nevada and Dr. Murphy will be joining OHSU's Department of Radiation Medicine. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!   

June 12, 2020

Aaron Grossberg, M.D, Ph.D.’s has been awarded a grant thru OHSU's Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) for his unique proposal titled, “CoVID Prediction Hub of Oregon – U.S. County COVID-19 Prediction“. This  project involves a computational approach to predict future CoVID hotspots based on characteristics we find to promote spread along with real-time crowdsourced fever measurements.

June 8, 2020

Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D. has been awarded the 2020 ASTRO-MRA (Melanoma Research Alliance) Young Investigator Award for his proposal  Ablative Radiotherapy as Consolidation for Oligoprogressive Melanoma. This award will further the translational research platform of the already strong Melanoma Research Program of the Knight Cancer Institute.

June 3, 2020

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., and Wencesley Paez, M.D. are one of three awardees of Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute's Digital Health Program for their proposal A Smartphone Mobile Application Using Artificial Intelligence for Pain Control and Management for Bone Metastases. 

Read more about the funding opportunity here.

June 2, 2020

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. presented his virtual poster Morbidity Associated With Cancer Screening and Treatment: A Radiation Oncologist Perspective at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program. His presentation discussed abstracts 5512 and 5513.


May 22, 2020

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. and Wencesley Paez, Ph.D. have been selected for funding under Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute's Biomedical Innovation Program – Digital Health program for their proposal A Smartphone Mobile Application Using Artificial Intelligence for Pain Control and Management for Bone Metastases. The BIP-Digital Health program accelerates the delivery of healthcare technologies in order to improve human health. Congrats to Dr. Mitin and Dr. Paez! 

May 22, 2020

OHSU Now featured the Virtual Oncology Global Conference webinar series, co-founded by Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D.. "Our goal is a recurring, premier event for scholarly discourse within radiation oncology, and oncology more generally," Chandra says. The first webinar on May 28, 2020  features Murray Brunt, the leader of the UK FAST-Forward study on adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer. 

Register online at

Go Gray in May

May 22, 2020

May is May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the faculty and staff of the Department of Radiation Oncology participated in this year's Go Gray in May campaign bring awareness to pediatric brain tumors.

May 15, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D. presented at the 2020 Annual ROECSG Spring Symposium “Education for the Future of Radiation Oncology”. Dr. Kahn presented on her work creating a virtual elective in the era of COVID-19. Her presentation Virtual Medical Student Elective in Radiation Oncology in the Era of COVID-19 will be available online.

May 7, 2020

Kiri Cook, M.D. has been appointed at Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Radiation Medicine.  In her role, Dr. Cook will oversee the clinical research operations of the department. Dr. Cook's research interests focus on analyzing and improving the patient’s experience during treatment.  She has particular interests in patient-reported outcomes research, patient education, and supportive care.


April 29, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D. has been appointed at Medical Student Clerkship Director in the Department of Radiation Medicine.  In her role, Dr. Kahn will advise medical students who are interested in radiation oncology. She will continue in her role as Faculty Advisor of the Medical Student Interest Group. Dr. Kahn is considered one the emerging leaders and dominant forces nationally on medical education for radiation oncology.  

April 29, 2020

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D. was interviewed by ASCO Daily News on the impact of the pandemic, changes to care as a result of COVID-19 and how he foresees cancer treatment evolving after COVID-19. Read Dr. Chandra's interview here

April 21, 2020

The Russian Society of Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO) has written practical recommendations of the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology for the provision of cancer care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. These recommendations were created due to the need for cancer care in a pandemic and the maximum protection of patients and medical personnel. Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of the Tuality OHSU Cancer Center, took part in writing and discussing these recommendations.

April 13, 2020

Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. provided his perspective to Renal & Urology News on how SABR could make prostate cancer more responsive to immunotherapy agents based on the ORIOLE study. Read the article here

April 7, 2020

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., department chair, and Pehr Hartvigson, M.D., chief medical officer,  Columbia Memorial Hospital,  spoke with the OHSU Week podcast about the benefits of expanding oncology radiation services to other communities in Oregon.  Listen here

April 3, 2020

Kiri Cook, M.D. one of the medical professional representing OHSU at MIT COVID19 Challenge being held April 3-5, 2020. Dr. Cook will be providing a healthcare perspective on solutions that are presented to a number of problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Cook and her colleagues will working on the implantation of creative solutions that can be readily adapted to the OHSU community.

April 3, 2020

Brennan Olson, a current MD-PhD student affiliated with the Grossberg Lab recently received a RSNA Research Medical Student grant award (RMS2026) for his project titled Establishment & Validation of Cervical Vertebrae Muscle Wasting as a Marker of Sarcopenia for Patients with Head & Neck Cancer. Aaron Grossberg, M.D., Ph.D. serves on the doctoral thesis advisory committee for Mr. Olson.  Congratulations to Brennan, Aaron, and their collaborators.

April 2, 2020

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D. has accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Radiation


March 25, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D., has been appointed to serve as the Senior Research and Scholarship Advisor for the Society of Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO). As part of this appointment, she will concurrently serve on the SWRO Senior Advisory Committee.

March 9, 2020

Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. was interviewed by OHSU's Cancer Translated blog for his research on using radiation to boost circulating DNA for ‘liquid biopsy’ of cancer. Dr. Nabavizadeh and his co-researchers, described the process of radiation-assisted amplification sequencing, or Ramp-Seq, and its potential could be used to detected suspected lung tumors in patients. Read the article here


February 27, 2020

Michelle Bednar, BSN, RN, assistant nurse manager, was interviewed by Oncology Nurse Advisor,  about patients reactions to ringing the bell (Radiation Medicine patients can ring department bell in the front lobby) after completing their final radiation treatment and the unintended consequences in the clinic. Is it Time to Stop Ringing the Bell? A Look at Patients’ Varied Reactions to the End-of-Treatment Tradition?

Charles Thomas visit to Mayo 2020

February 25, 2020

Charles Thomas, Jr., M.D., Chair, was a visiting professor in the at Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology's Alix of Medicine in Scottsdale., AZ Following a presentation on “Thymic Neoplasms: Update 2020”, he visited with house staff, faculty, students, and toured the particle therapy center.

February 24, 2020

Kiri Cook, M.D. was profiled on OHSU's blog, 96,000 Square Miles. Get to know Dr. Cook. and her work in the Q&A series, Three questions for Dr. Kiri Cook.    

February 7, 2020

Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D. was awarded a School of Medicine Clinical Leadership Grant by the grant review subcommittee of the Clinical Engagement Committee. This funding will allow him to participate in the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) GME Leadership Development Certificate Program. The tools he will learn can further leverage our Department’s footprint in OHSU’s all important Education mission.

February 6, 2020

The Grossberg Lab was awarded a grant for their novel proposal titled “Heart Rate Variability for the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer”. Project Purple and the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR) are co-sponsoring this novel work.  While Dr. Grossberg is the PI, his collaborators include Diane Simeone, M.D. at NYU along with Tony Hollingsworth, Ph.D. and Kelsey Klute, M.D. at the University of Nebraska. Fitness trackers and is being sponsored by Project Purple.  WHOOP fitness trackers will be utilized in this trial.


January 31, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D.  has been invited to serve on the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) eLearning Review Panel. As a member of this panel, Dr. Kahn will be in charge of previewing version of the ASCO University courses and self-assessment activities as well as provide content reviews.  Dr. Kahn is the first Department for Radiation Medicine faculty member to serve on this important committee.

January 30, 2020

The Department of Radiation Medicine is very pleased to report that Kristina H. Young, MD, PhD was recently selected to receive the OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association’s 2020 Early Career Achievement Award.

After completing her M.D.-Ph.D. training at OHSU, she was a Holman Research Pathway Resident. Since completing residency, Dr. Young has been a physician-scientist faculty at the Earle A Chiles Research Institute. Her Tumor Microenvironment Laboratory has been productive and continuously funded. 

January 29, 2020

Jenna Kahn, M.D. was invited to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Writing Committee to revise the ACR Practice Parameter for 3D External Beam Radiation Planning and Conformal Therapy.

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.

2020 RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Course

January 20, 2020

Charles R. Thomas, M.D., department chair, attended the 2020 RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Course. The six-day workshop, provides participants with the tools and expertise to develop protocols for clinical evaluation of imaging modalities and become funded principal investigator for clinical trials.


12/30/2019 Kiri Cook, M.D. was featured in theMednet Spotlights: Editor Spotlight. During her interview, Dr. Cook discussed her road to radiation oncology, her work-life balance and the stressors of cancer treatment.  Read her interview here. Dr. Cook is also the breast malignancies Associate Editor for Radiation Oncology at theMednet!

RadArt 2019

12/08/2019 Blair Murphy, M.D., 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.

12/03/2019 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?

12/02/2019 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

12/02/2019 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

12/01/2019 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.


11/26/2019 The oncology team created a 3D image of the patient at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative to deliver highly powerful radiation beams within 2 millimeters of accuracy over three days. Read more about the procedure in The AstorianHospital debuts more accurate, powerful radiation therapy.  

11/22/2019 Ravi Chandra, M.D., Ph.D. has accepted the position for the Hormones and Digestion Co-Block Director with OHSU'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. 

11/13/2019 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.

11/08/2019 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.

11/07/2019 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.

11/03/2019 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

10/28/2019 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. 

10/12/2019 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

10/10/2019 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.

10/02/2019 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


09/30/2019 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. 

Roseburg Community Cancer Center

09/27/2019 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.

09/23/2019 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.

09/10/2019 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!

09/09/2019 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.


08/27/19 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.

Aaron Grossberg with Mara Rosenberg

08/27/19 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. 

08/23/19 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!

08/14/19 Timur Mitin, M.D., Ph.D. was interviewed by the Slavic Family Media Center about OHSU's oncology program. Watch the interview here.

Charles R Thomas at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

08/09/19 Department Chair, Charles R Thomas, Jr, M.D. visited the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisboa, Portugal, with Professor Carlo Greco.


07/29/2019 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!

07/24/2019 Aasheesh Kanwar, MD, PGY-3 resident, attended the inaugural State of Data Science in Radiation Oncology Workshop in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop highlighted the major domains of data science knowledge and research within the field of radiation oncology.

07/22/2019 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!

07/19/2019 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!

07/01/2019 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.


06/28/19 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.

2019 Radiaton Oncology Graduates

06/26/19 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!   

Chris Deig at 21st Methods in Clinical Cancer Research

06/22/19 Chris Deig, M.D., 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 organized 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).

06/11/19 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!

06/06/19 27 Free things to do in Portland this summer.


Holland - ACR Fellow

05/29/19 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.

05/20/19 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.

05/16/19 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.

05/15/19 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

05/05/19 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 2019

05/04/19 Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. attended the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Clinician Educator Development Program in Honolulu, HI. 

ASTRO Advocacy Day

05/01/19 Jenna Kahn, M.D. attended ASTRO Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Advocacy Day provides the opportunity for radiation oncologists to learn about important policy issues facing the radiation oncology.


04/27/19 Inside the SoM: Three questions for Aaron Grossberg


3/29/19 Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh added his perspective to Skipping Surgery for Rectal Cancer

3/15/19 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!

3/06/19 Charles Thomas, Jr, M.D., Department Chair, participated in the 2019 Annual Esophageal Cancer Research Forum.


02/01/2019 Nima Nabavizadeh, M.D. was selected into the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) 2019 Clinician Educator Development Program (CEDP).


01/05/2019 Charles Thomas, M.D. attended 2019 RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop

01/10/2019 Charles Thomas, M.D. published in JAMA Oncology, Is Watch-and-Wait Ready for Prime Time?


12/21/2018 Dr. Arthur Hung named one of Portland’s Top Doctors & Nurses 2019

12/11/2018 Dr. Charles Thomas, Jr. was a visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation & Molecular Sciences and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Meyerhof Scholars Program.

12/20/2018  Congratulations to Resource Nurse, Maggie Rising, RN, JD, PhD, upon her recent completion of the OHSU School of Nursing PhD program! Her dissertation topic was “Hospice Decision Making Among US Mexicans with Terminal Cancer and Their Families.” Her focus areas were: end-of-life, hospice, communication, decision making, cancer, marginalized populations, and US Mexicans. Onward, Dr. Rising!

12/5/2018  Dr. Mitin Timur has been awarded, as Co-PI, of a proposal  “The Impact of Access to Single-Fraction Palliative Radiation Therapy on Cancer Patients Enrolling in Hospice” as part of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Community Partnership Program  This grant is being administrated with Care Partners Hospice and Palliative. Congratulations to Dr. Mitin and his research team!


11/12/2018 Dr. Petereit, a visiting faculty scholar to the OHSU Radiation Medicine Department, fall of 2018  


10/29/2018 Dr. Blair Murphy has been awarded the Umpqua Bank Innovation Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

10/26/2018 Dr. Grossberg has been appointed to serve on the RSNA

10/15/2018 "Get to Know Radiation Oncology” lunch-and-learn session was held in the fall 2018 with Dr. Nabaviza

10/08/2018 Dr. Joshua Walker has been selected to serve on the SWOG Immunotherapeutic Working Group


09/27/2018 Dr. Timur Mitin, congratulations as part of the 2018 OHSU School of Medicine Promotion & Tenure

09/21/2018 Drs. Charles R. Thomas and Rebecca E. Cooney, senior editors participated in a panel discussion

09/20/2018 Dr. Smith "Jim" Apisarnthanarax a visiting faculty scholar

09/17/2018 The role of biomarkers in bladder preservation management of muscleinvasive bladder cancer

09/14/2018 Dr. Jaboin co-authors cell fusion circulating hybrid cell research paper in Science Advances

09/07/2018 Dr. Tanyi has been appointed by the AAPM to serve on Task Group No. 234


08/31/2018 Dr. Mitin is co-PI of CRUK CEDAR Spark Award for his proposal

08/28/2018 Pediatric Thermoplastic Mask Painting podcast

08/20/2018 Grossberg Lab to present 2 papers at fall AACR Conference


07/25/2018 Dr. Grossberg new publication


06/25/2018 Bridging the Gap in Global Advanced Radiation Oncology Training

06/14/2018 School of Medicine Medical Student Award for Research and the 2018 Outstanding Medical Student in Ra

06/12/2018 Artificial intelligence in radiation oncology: A specialty-wide disruptive transformation

06/04/2018 Dr. Mitin recognized with 2018 Scholarly Projects Outstanding Mentor by OHSU School of Medicine


05/31/2018 Dr. Rana has been selected to attend the AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop

05/15/2018 Dr. Walker was recently selected into the OHSU Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Societ

05/14/2018 Making radiation therapy less daunting for young cancer patients

05/11/2018 Dr. Mitin has been appointed to the ARS, ACR, AUC, Genitourinary Committee

05/11/2018 Dr. Rana has received the Biology Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award

05/04/2018 In the Lab: When research and clinical care are inseparable

05/03/2018 Monica Kishore, MS has been appointed Vice Chair of the Women’s Employee Resource Group

05/01/2018 Dr. Rana awarded RSNA Research Fellow Grant by the RSNA Research & Education Foundation

05/01/2018 Shining a light on cancer care disparities


04/19/2018 Dr. Nabavizadeh is one of 5 selected as a recipient of the 2018 Radiation Oncology Institute award

04/17/2018 Dept chair selected to serve on a ASCO Leadership Development Program

04/16/2018 Award named in honor of Dr. W. Archie Bleyer

04/13/2018 Reid Thompson Assistant Professor presented webinar on Artificial Intelligence in Radiation Oncology

04/03/2018 Dr. Mitin invited to serves as a Discussant for GU/Prostate Cancer Poster-Discussion Session at ASCO


03/30/2018 OHSU Global Radiation Medicine program co-authors oral presentation at ASCO 2018 annual meeting

03/30/2018 Dr. McClelland receives 2018 Conquer Cancer Foundation/ASCO Merit Award for presentation

03/26/2018 Dr. Mitin was faculty member at Spring 2018 Russian Cancer Congress, Moscow

03/16/2018 Wendy McGinnis, MS, has successfully matched in radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center

03/16/2018 Dr. Thomas, Jr., to participate in ASTRO panel, Burnout and Work-Life Balance in Radiation Oncology

03/07/2018 Reid Thompson to participate in 60th Annual ASTRO panel, "Current Applications & Future Directions"


02/27/2018 Tuality Radiation Oncology’s pioneering VERT 3D patient education program is featured on KGW

02/26/2018 Terri Welsh gave two presentations to the annual AROPC meeting in Feb 2018  

02/15/2018 Care Provider or Service Provider: What Should the Role of Radiation Oncologists Be in the Future

02/13/2018 In the Lab: If a urine sample could help diagnose cancer, Dr. Christie Binder


01/23/2018 Dr. Jaboin has been elected to serve a 3-years term by OHSU School of Medicine faculty on the CoC

01/12/2018 Dr. McClelland is selected to receive a Young Oncologist Travel Award


12/27/2017 First-in-nation VERT flight navigator-like patient decision aid on local ABC affiliate, KATU (ch 2)

12/27/2017 Dr. Jaboin named Assistant Director of Clinical Care for the OHSU/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

12/12/2017 Nima Nabavizadeh selected to represent ACR on the Collaborative Committee

12/11/2017 Dr. Nabavizadeh presents at the 56th Annual Chest Disease Conference

12/11/2017 New Publication by Drs Christopher Slatore and Charles R. Thomas Jr

12/07/2017 New Publication from Drs. Jerry Jaboin, Shearwood McClelland III and Charles Thompson

12/01/2017 OHSU led publication from the Radiation Oncology Institute


11/27/2017 RTT Training program re-accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

11/15/2017 OHSU is 1st in the nation to implement a virtual simulation tool

11/14/2017 Is Advocacy for Active Surveillance Over Definitive Intervention in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

11/08/2017 Wendy McGinnis is a recipient of a Schlesinger Family Foundation


10/27/2017 Dr. Murphy coordinates Mask Art and Pizza Party for pediatric radiation oncology patients

10/26/2017 Could the Rising Rates of Colorectal Cancer in AYAs Be Linked to HPV Infection?

10/20/2017 Dr. Binder is a recipient of a MRF (Medical Research Foundation) Early Career Investigator grant

10/17/2017 Drs. Nabavizadeh and Mitri attending Scientific & Career Development Retreat at ASCO Headquarters

10/13/2017 Dr. Sahar Rosenbaum treats the 1st patient in new north coast cancer center on Oct 10th, 2017  


09/21/2017 New published article on palliative care model

09/21/2017 Dr. Thomas co-authors survey of burnout in postgraduate radiation oncology trainees

09/21/2017 Matt Farrell gave 2 presentations at the Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

09/14/2017 Barb Agrimson presents at the annual ASRT meeting

09/11/2017 Dr. Thomas co-authors emotional intelligence survey of chairs of North American academic radonc prog

09/11/2017 Dr. Mitin is senior author on a survey paper describing bladder preservation patterns of care

09/07/2017 Dept faculty to serve on ASTRO Nominating Committee

09/06/2017 2017  ASTRO Annual Meeting OHSU-affiliated Presentations


08/28/2017 Dr. Joshua Walker, co-author on 2 abstracts to be presented @ Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer

08/24/2017 OHSU Tuality Cancer Center @ Hillsboro Hops August 2017  

08/16/2017 National Medical Dosimetrist’s Day, August 16th, 2017  

08/09/2017 The Radiologic Therapy Technology graduation Friday, August 4th, 2017  

08/08/2017 Stephanie Sledd @ OHSU Talent Show 2017 !


07/31/2017 Enhancing the cytotoxicity of chemoradiation with radiation-guided delivery

07/28/2017 Visiting faculty scholar, Dr. Erin Gillespie in July 2017  on site presenting

07/28/2017 Multiple abstracts selected for presentation at the 103RD SA&A meeting of the RSNA

07/27/2017 Timur Mitin, MD, PhD has been selected to serve as Associate Editor of a flagship journal

07/23/2017 Co-chief residents receive fundable scores for 2017 -18 ASTRO Resident Seed Grant award

07/20/2017 Dr. Jerry J. Jaboin interviewed by KATU to provide perspective on Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis

07/19/2017 Dr. Arthur Hung appointed to the ASTRO Maintenance of Certification Committee

07/14/2017 Dr. Mitin presents at the Summer 2017  NRG GU Committee


06/28/2017 Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh was a visiting faculty scholar at University of Washington

06/22/2017 Dr. Simon Brown has been selected to attend the 19th ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop

06/19/2017 Dr Mark A Henderson to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon Medical Association

06/12/2017 Garth Tormoen, MD, PhD has been selected for the B. Leonard Holman Research Pathway

06/09/2017 James A. Tanyi, PhD has been appointed Interim Chief Medical Physicist


05/31/2017 Dr. Joshua Walker becomes the 6th OHSU Radiation Medicine member to receive the ASCO Award

05/30/2017 Dr. Blair Murphy accepted into the 2017  ASCO/AACR Workshop

05/26/2017 Simon A. Brown, MD, has officially achieved certification by the American Board of Medical Quality

05/25/2017 Isaac Bailey master's thesis defense, May 2017  

05/20/2017 Dr. Brian Kavanagh, 2017  ASTRO President visits OHSU

05/19/2017 Christie Binder selected to attend the 2017  Cancer Research Early Detection Conference

05/17/2017 Mark A. Henderson, appointed to serve a 3-yr term on the Government Relations Committee

05/16/2017 Pair of OHSU Radiation Medicine investigators inducted into AOA Honor Medical Society

05/12/2017 Timur Mitin has been appointed to serve on the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee

05/10/2017 Dr. Reshma Jagsi joins women’s leadership group in contemplating culture change

05/06/2017 Reid Thompson, MD, is recipient of a grant by the Sunlin & Priscilla Chou Foundation

05/01/2017 Timur Mitin, MD, PhD receives SWOG Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr. Early Career Fellowship award


04/26/2017 Pre-residency peer-reviewed publications with radiation oncology resident choices

04/23/2017 OHSU Radiation Medicine served as hosts for the ASCO Quality Training Program QTP

04/18/2017 Dr. Mitin & colleagues present at the RUSSCO HCC/Upper GI Contouring Workshop April 2017  

04/16/2017 Dr. Timur Mitin will presenting for 2017  ASTRO American Society for Radiation Oncology

04/05/2017 Terri Welsh and colleagues at the annual meeting of AROPC

04/05/2017 Dr. Jaboin’s research team publishes radiotherapy outcome for WHO grade II meningioma

04/03/2017 Wendy McGinnis interviewed in Scholars-in-Training Vodcast for the Radiation Research Society


03/28/2017 Dr. Jaboin’s research team publishes original study

03/23/2017 Dr. Jaboin to serve as Associate Editor/Chair for Radiation Oncology for the journal RADIOGRAPHICS

03/13/2017 Wendy McGinnis has been awarded a 2nd RSNA Research Medical Student Grant for her proposal

03/10/2017 Drs. Timur Mitin and Kristian Enestvedt joined forces with Doctor’s at American Cancer Society

03/08/2017 Dr. Jaboin to moderate the Metastases, Pediatrics, & CNS oral scientific session #7

03/03/2017 Radiotherapy Use by US Radiation Oncologists After Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-invasive Bladder

03/01/2017 Dept faculty to serve on the Clinical Oncology (CONC) of the NIH Center for Scientific Review

03/01/2017 Dr. Timur Mitin has been selected as an awardee for the SWOG Leadership Academy


02/22/2017 Simon Brown, MD presented Dupuytren’s Contracture to OHSU dept. of family medicine in Feb 2017  

02/18/2017 Dr. CR Thomas, Jr., presents at the 47th Annual UF Rad Onc Outcomes Tracking Seminar

02/17/2017 Dept chair, Dr. CR Thomas, Jr., will moderate a Panel Session for the 59th ASTRO Annual Meeting

02/17/2017 59th Annual Meeting of ASTRO 2017  Submissions

02/15/2017 Drs. Nabavizadeh and Thomas on JAMA network viewpoint : Oncology Know No Borders


01/31/2017 Drs. Timur Mitin & Charles Thomas, Jr., participated in multiple sessions at annual RUSSCO

01/30/2017 Dr. Thomas, a visiting professor in the dept. of radiation oncology at University of Pittsburgh

01/17/2017 “My Meeting Experience: A Radiation Oncologist’s Perspective” on GI Cancers Symposium Daily News

01/17/2017 Practice Patterns of Thoracic Radiotherapy for Extensive-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer

01/12/2017 Joshua Walker, MD, PhD , is serving on the RT/IT Meeting Planning Committee

01/12/2017 Timur Mitin, MD, PhD appointed to the NRG Oncology Genitourinary Cancer (GUC) Core Committee

01/04/2017 Dr. Mitin, Dr. Likhacheva, and Dr. Khmelevsky co-author review on the radiation oncology in Russia

01/03/2017 New Publication By Brandy Mirly, Charles R. Thomas Jr., and Arthur Y. Hung


12/28/2016 A qualitative study of clinicians caring for patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer

12/23/2016 Drs. John Holland and Arthur Hung have been named as two of the Top Docs in in the Portland area

12/12/2016 Ms. Bridgett Sparkman was appointed a three year term on the AFSCME/OHSU Labor Management Committee

12/07/2016 Dr. Grossberg received $50K grant from Knight Cancer Institute Pilot Project Award program

12/06/2016 Shushan Rana has been awarded a travel grant to attend the Computational Genomics Workshop

12/06/2016 Timur Mitin appointed as representative to NCI Committee Rectal-Anal Task Force


11/30/2016 Dr. Timur Mitin named as an examiner to the American Board of Radiology

11/28/2016 Dr. Jaboin served co-moderator at RSNA oral Radiation Oncology/gynecologic

11/20/2016 Dr. Jerry Jaboin's to present at Annual Meeting & Education Day of the Society of Neuro-Oncology

11/17/2016 Dr. Mitin conducted a Contouring session at the annual RUSSCO forum in Moscow

11/09/2016 Drs. Jerry Jaboin & CR Thomas co-authors of disparities research in radiation oncology care

11/08/2016 Dr. Jaboin’s research team publishes acoustic neuroma population database analysis

11/04/2016 A visiting faculty scholar, Corita R. Grudzen, MD, MSHS, FACEP hosted by OHSU

11/04/2016 Dr. Timur Mitin has joined the select editorial board of the journal “Bladder Cancer”

11/01/2016 Drs. Wolfram Laub and Yue Zhang are co-authors of an invited presentation.


10/30/2016 Garth Tormoen presented on life as a physician-scientist in the OHSU residency training program

10/29/2016 Jaime Zelaya, served as a panelist at the 2016  OHSU MSTP

10/14/2016 Dr. Timur Mitin a visiting faculty at radiation oncology of the Henry Ford Hospital

10/13/2016 Drs. Anand, Rana, and Tsikitis, have been awarded a Medical Research Foundation grant

10/13/2016 Radiation Medicine Department highlights from ASTRO

10/07/2016 Dept staff attend the ASCO Quality Training Program in Alexandria, VA

10/06/2016 Drs. Jaboin & CR Thomas, Jr. attended the annual Development Program scholars meeting

10/01/2016 Applicant Interview Experiences and Postinterview Communication


09/29/2016 Three questions for Reid Thompson

09/27/2016 Sophia A. Bornstein, MD, PhD, co-moderator for the oral Biology Scientific Session ASTRO

09/27/2016 Astro 2016  Boston Photo's

09/20/2016 Tracy A. Balboni, MD of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Cancer Center, hosted by Radiation Medicine

09/18/2016 Walker, presented a novel prospective clinical trial of checkpoint inhibition & SBRT for HCC

09/17/2016 The passing of Dean Mark Richardson

09/15/2016 Surgical Resection With Pathologic Complete Response and Survival in Patients With Esophageal Cancer

09/09/2016 Randomized Trials for Patients with Operable Stage 1 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

09/06/2016 Conroy Sun, PhD has received a R35 grant


08/31/2016 Faculty co-authors original report on gender diversity within academic interventional radiology

08/25/2016 Dr. Thomas to present on behalf of the Early Stage Lung Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research

08/20/2016 Anne Maddeford, passed away on August 20th

08/18/2016 Dr. Jerry J. Jaboin promoted to the position of Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

08/17/2016 National Medical Dosimetrist’s Day 2016  

08/10/2016 Linda Yates retirement luncheon

08/09/2016 RTT Graduation 2016  

08/05/2016 Dr. Jaboin attended 2016  Summer Equity Research Program

08/03/2016 Drs. Jerry J. Jaboin & Charles Thomas, Jr., presented at the 2016  NMA

08/03/2016 Dr. Bornstein presented to the MSTP Journal Club

08/02/2016 Radiomics Challenge: Head & Neck Oropharynx Imaging Datasets


07/28/2016 Wendy McGinnis’s proffered paper has been selected by the RSNA Scientific Program Committee

07/25/2016 Department faculty co-author article, variation of combined-modality therapy for anal cancer

07/24/2016 Radiation Medicine Faculty is Co-editor of a Major New Textbook on Cancer Emergencies

07/22/2016 Aditya Jain and Dr. Timur Mitin have published, use of PC Irradiation for extensive stage SCLC

07/12/2016 Dr. CR Thomas, Jr. visits the Utrecht University Medical Center, Hosted by JW Lagendijk

07/08/2016 Congratulations, Dr. Jaboin promoted to Clinical Associate Professor

07/03/2016 Dr. Thomas “Rock” Mackie returned to the OHSU campus to serve as a visiting faculty


06/24/2016 Dr. Thomas attended the 9th International Society of Intraoperative Radiotherapy conference

06/21/2016 Dr. Thompson is accepted to 18th Annual Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop


05/31/2016 Kristi Tonning is featured in allied health professions summary of top faculty

05/31/2016 Dr. Henderson to serve on the Knight Cancer Institute’s DSMC

05/27/2016 New Director of Radiation Oncology and Administrator for the Department of Radiation Medicine

05/25/2016 New Department of Radiation Medicine Waiting Room Children’s Area

05/25/2016 Dr. Walker selected to attend the AACR/ASCO Educational Workshop in Vail, Colorado

05/19/2016 Elizabeth Polsdofer gave a masters degree thesis defense

05/18/2016 Research project generating 1st of multiple publications on Research Consortium

05/17/2016 RSNA Research & Education Foundation 2016  Grants

05/14/2016 Steve Rhodes has successfully completed his Masters of Science Degree in Medical Dosimetry

05/12/2016 Dr. Mitin authors JAMA Oncology Dueling Viewpoint Rethinking Radical Cystectomy as the Best Choice

05/11/2016 Michelle Wade, RN, BSN presents Pacemaker Protocol

05/09/2016 Nima Nabavizadeh, MD the 5th OHSU Radiation Medicine to receive ASCO Young Investigator Award

05/09/2016 Dr. Kristina Young has been selected to receive designation as a 2016  Scholar

05/09/2016 Dr. Timur Mitin with the assistance of Dr. Shushan Rana, has received a 2016 -17 Research Seed Grant

05/06/2016 Dept faculty co-authors report highlighting gender differences in academic productivity

05/04/2016 Drs. Bornstein, Mitin, & Thomas to serve as moderators & discussants for 2016  ASTRO meeting

05/04/2016 Radiation Medicine well represented at 2016  OHSU RESEARCH WEEK


04/29/2016 Dr. Jerry Jaboin, one of the emerging physician leaders within the radiation oncology community

04/20/2016 Timur Mitin, MD, PhD is sr. author of an article the patterns of care regarding treatment.

04/19/2016 Monica Kishore, MS has been selected for membership into the OHSU Educators’ Collaborative

04/01/2016 Drs. Sophia Bornstein and Jerry Jaboin have joined the attending physician panel


03/31/2016 Dr. Thomas co-authors editorial An Inflection Point in the Evolution of Oncologic Emergency Medicine

03/28/2016 Reid Thompson, MD, PhD joins the faculty

03/22/2016 Dr. Jaboin has been selected to serve on the NCI Glioma/Radiotherapy Working Group

03/22/2016 Robbie Fain, III successfully matched in radiation oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin

03/22/2016 Jerry J. Jaboin, MD, PhD will present at the 114th Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly

03/17/2016 Dr. Timur Mitin served as a visiting professor at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


02/29/2016 Dr. Nabavizadeh is lead author on a featured ASTRO membership survey

02/26/2016 Ms. Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW presented on Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law: Sixteen Years & Lessons L

02/26/2016 Juanita M. Crook, MD, FRCPC, a visiting professor in February 2016  

02/22/2016 James D. Murphy, MD, MS was a visiting faculty in February 2016  

02/22/2016 Dr. CR Thomas served as an external reviewer at the University of Arizona COM & Arizona Cancer Cente

02/08/2016 Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh is lead author for the 2013-15 Association of Resident in Radiation Oncology


01/25/2016 Professor Krzysztof Bujko was a visiting faculty scholar at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute

01/21/2016 Dr. Dan Golden was a visiting faculty scholar at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

01/15/2016 Radiation Oncology in Oregon Pioneers & Pioneering

01/05/2016 Relationship between fatigue, sleep quality and inflammatory cytokines during external beam radiation

01/05/2016 Nomogram for Predicting Overall Survival and Salvage Abdominoperineal Resection for Patients with An

01/05/2016 Localized External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) to the Pelvis Induces Systemic IL-1Beta and TNF-Alp


12/31/2015 Dr. Laub appointed to the Education and Training of Medical Physicists

12/30/2015 Dr. Shushan Rana selected to serve on ASTRO

12/30/2015 Long-Term Outcomes Among Patients Who Achieve Complete or Near-Complete Responses After the Inductio

12/30/2015 Teen donates artistic talent to OHSU

12/28/2015 Dr. Mitin represents the Radiation Medicine program by participating in the OHSU SOM class

12/28/2015 Stress and Burnout Among Residency Program Directors in United States Radiation Oncology Programs

12/22/2015 R21 funded grant leads to publication on computer-assisted assessment of patient-related toxicity

12/22/2015 Dr. CR Thomas is co-author of JNCI article describing novel dose-escalation strategy for SBRT

12/07/2015 In Memoriam - Michael James Gagnon, MD

12/01/2015 2016 Methods in Clinical Research Workshop for Minority Physicians

11/16/2015 Dr. William Morgan 1952-2015  

11/11/2015 Dr. Charlotte Kubicky Named Medical Director of the Radiation Therapy Technology Training Program

11/11/2015 Wendy McGinnis Receives Competitive Grant From the Collins Medical Trust

11/11/2015 Drs. Hung & Thomas Co-author Educational Research

10/27/2015 Three Questions for Timur Mitin, MD

10/26/2015 Wendy McGinnis (M4) presented her extramurally funded original work

10/26/2015 Robbie Fain (M4) to present original research at the Cancer Survivorship Symposium

10/21/2015 OHSU leads clinical implementation of Eclipse treatment planning

10/21/2015 Dr. Nabavizadeh Moderator of ARRO Seminar at 2015  ASTRO

08/04/2015 Dr. Timur Mintin Presenting on Bladder Cancer

08/04/2015 Arthur Hung, MD to Serve as Co-Chair

08/03/2015 Dr. Charles Thomas to Serve as VP of SCAROP

08/03/2015 Dr. Angie Rademacher to Present at RSNA Meeting

07/28/2015 Dr. Timur Mitin Presenting at Moscow Conference

07/28/2015 Steve Rhodes Awarded Scholarship

07/23/2015 Timur Mitin, MD PhD Selected to Serve on Inaugural Editorial Board for the New ASTRO

07/23/2015 ACR Appropriateness Criteria Cord Compression and Recurrent Spinal Metastasis

07/13/2015 Dr. Charles Thomas Visits MAASTRO clinic
07/09/2015 Preoperative carboplatin and paclitaxel-based chemoradiotherapy

06/01/2015 In Memoriam: Dr. William T. Moss, Chairman Emeritus

05/27/2015 Wendy McGinnis has been selected to Receive a Scholars-in-Training (SIT) Travel Award

05/22/2015 OHSU Radiation Medicine congratulates the Class of 2015  

05/22/2015 Two OHSU departments are selected to host and sponsor a Fellowship recipient for 2015 -2016

05/22/2015 Alex Egan wins 1st place for the Young Investigator's Abstract Presentation

05/21/2015 Dr. Mitin joins patient with violin duet

05/21/2015 Dr. Timur Mitin is selected to serve on Advisory Board

05/21/2015 Radiation Medicine Department Receives two Certificates of Accreditation

05/21/2015 Kristina Young, MD, PhD receives 2015  RSNA Research Seed Grant

05/21/2015 Drs. Timur Mitin and Alex Guimaraes are co-PIs of the Esophageal Cancer Research award

05/21/2015 Drs. Timur Mitin and Christian Lanciault are co-PIs on Innovation Grant from the Dean’s Office

05/21/2015 Share The Journey: Mind, Body, and Wellness after Breast Cancer

05/21/2015 Pregnancy and Parenthood in Radiation Oncology (PROVES), Views and Experiences Survey

05/21/2015 Dr. Timur Mitin will serve as a moderator/discussant at the 57th Annual Meeting of ASTRO

05/20/2015 Aaron Martin gives two presentations at the 2015  ASRT annual conference

05/20/2015 Dr. Nabavizadeh is selected to attend the FLIMS17 Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop

05/20/2015 Dr. Nima Nabavizadeh receives a $500 cash prize for 1st place in the annual research retreat

05/20/2015 2015  OHSU Research Week Presentations

05/19/2015 Ashlee Byrd presented on Pulmonary Nodules on CT

05/15/2015 ASCO Special Award Recipients for 2015  

05/15/2015 Dr. Thomas participates at the 2nd Annual Methods in Clinical Research 2015  Workshop

05/14/2015 Dr. Atkins is lead author of original publication

05/14/2015 Dr. Thomas named Deputy Editor of Jama Oncology

04/13/2015 Wendy McGinnis has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship

04/09/2015 Metabolic Tumor Volume as a Prognostic Imaging-Based Biomarker for Head-and-Neck Cancer

04/09/2015 IORT for Recurrent/Advanced Rectal Cancer

04/08/2015 From Imaging to Radiation Therapy

04/08/2015 The Use of Hypofractionated Whole Breast Irradiation

04/02/2015 Dr. Kristina Young Recipient of Young Investigator Award

04/01/2015 Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression

03/31/2015 Supporting the Academic Mission & Mentorship: Nature or Nurture?

03/11/2015 Barb Agrimson invited to present in Kansas City

03/05/2015 Theodore S. Hong, MD Visiting Faculty

03/05/2015 CAMPEP Accreditation for OHSU Medical Physics Residency

03/05/2015 Dr. Thomas Presents Buschke Memorial Lecture


12/23/2014 Archie Bleyer Presents Lecture

12/17/2014 Max Diehn, MD, PhD, delivers Keynote Address

12/17/2014 Leah Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS Visiting Faculty Scholar

12/16/2014 Dr. Young Hosted as Visiting Scientist by SKCCC

12/16/2014 Bay Area Hospital Head & Neck Screening

12/11/2014 Jacob Scott, MD, PhD Gives Joint Seminar


11/17/2014 First Intraoperative Electron Beam Radiotherapy Procedure in Oregon

11/04/2014 Fellowship in Clinical Informatics: Radiation Oncology Track


10/23/2014 Dr Thomas is Visiting Faculty at British Columbia Cancer Agency


09/29/2014 Cell Death, Inflammation and Microenvironment

09/24/2014 Dr. Josh Walker Co-PI on Pilot Knight Grant

09/18/2014 Dr. John Holland Recognized

09/18/2014 Dr. Timur Mitin Presents on Esophageal Cancer

09/16/2014 OHSU’s Inter-disciplinary Radiobiology Team Presents Original Research

09/16/2014 The 8th Annual Fall Open House for OHSU 1st and 2nd Year Medical Students

09/10/2014 Drs Henderson, Young and Mitin on the ASTRO Oral Platform

09/08/2014 56th Annual Meeting of ASTRO 2014  

09/05/2014 Drs. John Holland & Arthur Hung Appointed to the Education Committee of the ACR


08/20/2014 Dr. Timur Mitin Invited to Speak

08/14/2014 Dr. Mitin Appointed to ASTRO Bylaws Committee

08/06/2014 Wendy McGinnis Receives Tartar Trust Fellowship


07/21/2014 Radiation Oncology & Patient-Centered Outcomes among Lung Cancer Patients newsletter

07/21/2014 Radiation Medicine Celebrates Resident Graduation and Department Awards

07/14/2014 Dr. Mitin participates at MSTP Roundtable

07/14/2014 Sole Avila in Portland Monthly Magazine


06/25/2014 Alison Arnold Gives Her Masters Degree Thesis Defense

06/25/2014 Radiation Medicine Student Interest Group Graduation

06/05/2014 Dr. Mark Henderson Serves as Panel Chair

06/04/2014 Drs. Robinson and Thomas Comment in ONCOLOGY TIMES



05/19/2014 Sophia Bornstein, MD, PhD has been selected to attend the AANS/ASTRO/NREF Stereotactic Radiosurgery

05/15/2014 Peter Gabriel, MD was a Visiting Faculty Scholar at OHSU in May 2014  

05/14/2014 Michael W. Kissick, PhD was a Visiting Faculty Scholar at OHSU in May 2014  

05/12/2014 56th Annual Meeting of ASTRO


04/21/2014 Medical Physics Faculty Give 2 Oral Presentations at 56th Annual Meeting

04/21/2014 Sean McGuire, MD, PhD Presents Seminar at OHSU

04/21/2014 Dr. Nabavizadeh receives Resident/Fellow Grant Award from the RSNA Research and Education Foundation

04/02/2014 Multiple Oral Presentations from OHSU Radiation Medicine

04/01/2014 Dr. Laub to Speak in Bueos Aires

04/01/2014 Sophia Bornstein, MD Selected for Travel Scholarship

04/01/2014 Wolfram Laub, PhD, MBA, gives QA Seminar


03/28/2014 Radiation Medicine welcomes two new Radiation Oncology Residents starting in July 2015

03/21/2014 Wendy McGinnis and Derek Zachman are recipients of grants from research awards from the  RSNA Resear

03/21/2014 Wendy McGinnis has been awarded an OSLER TL1 fellowship


02/28/2014 56th Annual Meeting of ASTRO 2014  OHSU Radiation Medicine Submissions

02/12/2014 Wolfram Laub will present at the 2014  AAPM Southwest Chapter Spring Meeting

02/10/2014 Dr. Thomas invited to serve on the Lower GI Expert Panel for the AJCC Cancer Staging System

02/04/2014 Tim Mitin gives an oral presentation at the 2014  Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

02/04/2014 Dr. Nabavizadeh has been selected to serve a 2-year term on the ARRO Executive Committee


01/08/2014 Joint OSU/OHSU Graduate Program in Medical Physics has received CAMPEP re-accreditation thru 2015


12/18/2013  Anne Maddeford named Director Emeritus of the Radiation Therapy Technology Training Program

12/09/2013  RADIOGRAPHICS Radiation Oncology Panel, shown evaluating radiation oncology exhibits

12/09/2013  Dr. Marquez was invited to serve as an ad-hoc expert for the Oregon Health Evidence Review

12/03/2013  Dr. Charles Thomas, represented at the annual Medical Specialty Speed Dating event in November 2013   


11/27/2013  Tuality/OHSU Cancer Center re-opens with brand new Elekta Infinity linear accelerator

11/25/2013  Dr. Thomas has been selected to serve on the editorial board of Surgical Oncology

11/05/2013  7th Annual Rubinstein  Radiation Medicine Research Retreat

11/02/2013  Dr. Aaron Kusano presented on the topic, “People Don't Care What You Know, Until They Know You Care"

11/01/2013  International Day of Medical Physics

11/01/2013  Radiation Medicine ladies attend baby shower for Rebecca Botaitis


10/25/2013  Radiation Medicine represented well at the 2013   Light the Night Walk

10/25/2013  Multiple original research papers selected for presentation at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Symposium

10/25/2013  Dr. Keith Wailoo was the guest presenter for the 21st  Harvey Baker Memorial Lectureship

10/25/2013  Arjun Ratnam is a national semi-finalist for the 2013   Siemens Competition in Math, Science, & Techno

10/25/2013  Department faculty co-author a novel web-based outcome prediction tool for esophageal cancer

10/09/2013  Department chair serves on faculty for the Methods in Clinical Research Workshop for Minority Phys.

10/09/2013  Sophia Bornstein was a panelist at the annual Medical Scientist Training Program

10/09/2013  Dr. Fromme and Dr. Hedlund are recipients of the Sojourns Award from the Cambia Health Foundation

10/01/2013  OHSU Radiation Medicine were presenter and co-presenters at the 55th Annual ASTRO meeting


09/20/2013  Book Review published on the RADIATION ONCOLOGY STUDY GUIDE

09/17/2013  OHSU Radiation Medicine team co-authors a record 24 presentations for the ASTRO 55th Annual Meeting

09/17/2013  Mr. Kyle Gallagher is the Inaugural ARCS Radiation Medicine Scholar for 2013   

09/10/2013  Professionalism Week, November 2013   


08/29/2013  Kristina Young receives 1st Place Resident Award

08/22/2013  Department Dosimetrists presented at the Semi-Annual AAMD Northwest Regional-I Chapter Meeting

08/21/2013  Andrew Trister was a visiting scientist at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute Department of Radiation


07/30/2013  Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil was a Visiting Faculty Scholar at OHSU in July 2013   

07/16/2013  Former Radiation Medicine Holman Research Pathway Resident, garners R21 grant


06/15/2013  Dr. Kristina Young to present at the annual meeting of NWSCRS

06/14/2013  Drs. Bornstein & Young were selected for the Outstanding Research Resident Award

06/14/2013  Mark Schray, MD received the 2013   Interdisciplinary Teaching Award

06/14/2013  Ms. Bridgett Sparkman receives the 2013   Platinum Baton Award

06/14/2013  Ms. Susha Pillai was selected as the outstanding instructor of medical physics for 2013   

06/14/2013  Dr. Marquez selected for two outstanding department awards

06/14/2013  Arthur Hung co-presented a capstone project for the Paths to Leadership career development course

06/11/2013  Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD was a Visiting Faculty Scholar in the Spring 2013   

06/11/2013  Dr. Chennupati is co-author of book chapter in Principles & Practice of Radiation Oncology

06/11/2013  Radiation Medicine pediatric radiotherapy team is featured in 2012 Cancer Committee Report

06/07/2013  James Keller successfully defended his PhD thesis in early June 2013   

06/07/2013  One-third of OHSU's MD-PhD graduates were active members of the Student Interest Group


05/31/2013  Barbara Agrimson presented to the La Salle's biology class

05/31/2013  Dr. Bill Morgan provides powerhouse radiobiology instruction to the OHSU Radiation Medicine staff

05/31/2013  Mohamed Khan visits the Radiation Medicine department in May 2013   

05/22/2013  Sophia Bornstein presented at the spring 2013   SWOG Radiation Oncology Committee meeting

05/22/2013  Dr. James Raymond and associates visited the OHSU Radiation Medicine department

05/16/2013  Radiation Medicine’s prepares trainees with annual mock oral board examinations

05/16/2013  Grant Application Numbers Continue to Climb

05/16/2013  Rubinstein Research Scholars describe their work to members of the Radiation Medicine Advocacy Group

05/16/2013  Medicine team to give multiple presentations at OHSU Research Week (May 20-24)

05/13/2013  Charlotte D. Kubicky has joined the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology

05/13/2013  The New Face of Radiation Oncology at OHSU

05/13/2013  Dr. Arthur Hung is invited to join the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology

05/13/2013  Kristina Young receives Resident/Fellow Grant Award from the RSNA Research and Education Foundation

05/01/2013  OHSU Radiation Medicine team presents multiple presentations at the ARS 95th annual meeting

05/01/2013  Alex Egan's original research was selected for presentation at the 2013   AAPM meeting


04/29/2013  Dr. CR Thomas, Jr. presented at the annual SCAROP meeting in Washington, DC

04/25/2013  Department Participates in Take Our Daughters and Sons to work Day

04/25/2013  Department Celebrates Administrative Professionals Week with a Private Luncheon

04/15/2013  Dr. William Moss was recently interviewed by The Scribe

04/15/2013  Tricia Thompson's abstract was selected for oral presentation at the 30th anniversary meeting of SRO

04/15/2013  OHSU faculty co-authors editorial on RTOG-0529

04/15/2013  Dr. Gagnon was interviewed by WBSM in New England

04/10/2013  Ms. Tracey Browning retires from OHSU after nearly 2 decades of service

04/10/2013  Kristina Young co-authors article titled "The Impact of the Myeloid Response to Radiation Therapy"

04/10/2013  Kunle Odunsi visited OHSU and gave a research seminar on Friday, April 5th, 2013  


03/21/2013  Ted Braun receives 2013   RSNA Research Medical Student Grant award

03/21/2013  Radiation Medicine is represented at the 2013   Shamrock Run on St. Patrick's Day

03/21/2013  Dr. Marquez presented at the 2013   Northwest Chapter of the AAAPM Spring Symposium

03/19/2013  100% NRMP match rate for Radiation Medicine Student Interest Group students in 2013   

03/15/2013  Amato Giaccia visited the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in March 2013   

03/15/2013  2014 Radiation Oncology Trainees

03/07/2013  Ted Braun Receives a AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Program Award


02/28/2013  Dr. Kubicky to present at the Portland International Neuroscience Symposium

02/28/2013  Dr. Bleyer is sr. author on major SEER database update on breast cancer incidence patters

02/28/2013  OHSU Alumnus, Dr. Phuoc Tran, receives the Early Career Achievement Award

02/26/2013  Dr. Laub is appointed to the European Affairs Subcommittee of the International Affairs Council

02/20/2013  5 OHSU Medical Students Designated Rubinstein Radiation Medicine Research Scholars for 2013   

02/20/2013  18 original abstracts submitted for 55th Annual ASTRO Meeting

02/08/2013  Drs. Siddiqui and Thomas co-author article on colorectal cancer emergencies


01/17/2013  Department to present 6 original research papers at the 95th Annual Meeting of the ARS

01/10/2013  Prognostic Significance of the Number of Positive Lymph Nodes in Women With T1-2N1 Breast Cancer

01/03/2013  Dr. Charles Thomas selected to return as a participating faculty for the 2013   ASCO/AACR workshop


12/26/2012 5 original submissions have been selected for presentation at the 2012  SRS/SBRT Meeting

12/24/2012 Department faculty selected by the ASTRO Board of Directors to serve on the grant award panel

12/14/2012 Department chair was named chair of the RSNA Radiation Oncology Study Section

12/12/2012 Summer 2013 OHSU Equity Research program & CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience) program

12/12/2012 OHSU Faculty and House Staff jointly edit and co-author one of the first comprehensive board review

12/10/2012 Dr. Valerae O. Lewis served as a Visiting Faculty and presented a seminar on December 3rd, 2012  

12/10/2012 Dr. Patrick Gagnon presented an original paper at the 2012  (inaugural) ASCO Quality Symposium

12/06/2012 Dr. Arthur Hung has been accepted into the 2013 select Paths to Leadership program

12/06/2012 Dr. Chandan Guha was a visting faculty and presented on "Radiation Enhanced Tumor Vaccines"

12/06/2012 Chika Nwachukwu, PhD was a visiting scientist to the department on November 13, 2012  

12/06/2012 OHSU’s Radiation Medicine students and faculty were prominently represented at RSNA


11/30/2012 Dr. CR Thomas served as the panel chair for educational exhibits at the 2012  RSNA meeting

11/30/2012 Drs. Charles Thomas & Dwight Heron both served as co-moderators at the 2012  RSNA meeting

11/30/2012 Department chair is appointed to the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Diversity Subcommittee

11/26/2012 Drs. Braun and Grossberg, co-author novel pre-clinical observations on the neurophysiologic mechanism

11/21/2012 Dr. Bleyer is co-author of a population-based research analysis

11/16/2012 Dr. Thomas will serve as an invited faculty for the FLIMS Workshop in Switzerland

11/15/2012 6th Annual Rubinstein Research Retreat

11/09/2012 Elekta's Monaco System Used for First Time to Create VMAT Plan for Delivery on Varian Treatment Syst

11/09/2012 Holman Pathway Resident received competitive funding

11/08/2012 5th Annual Esophageal Cancer Research Forum

11/05/2012 Dr. Kubicky to present on “Stereotactic Radiation for Metastatic Spine Cancer"

11/05/2012 Dr. Thomas appointed to serve on the Radiation Oncology & Radiobiology Subcommittee

11/05/2012 ASTRO 2012  OHSU photos

11/05/2012 Monica Kishore presented to the Oregon State University/OHSU graduate program


10/25/2012 Dr. Bornstein receives Medical Research Foundation funding

10/10/2012 Interactive Teaching Conference


09/30/2012 Fall 2012  OHSU School of Medicine MD-PhD Retreat

09/14/2012 Aaron Martin and Ramon Sison will present a conference course at ASRT

09/13/2012 M1-M2 Annual Radiation Medicine Open House

09/10/2012 Sam Bakhoum, PhD, was a visiting scientist to the Knight Cancer Institute


08/24/2012 Dr. Wolfram Laub has been selected for SDAMPP membership

08/17/2012 Dr. Marquez is a co-author on article linking CSF shunting and hearing loss in children

08/15/2012 Department faculty selected to serve on the ASTRO science council

08/14/2012 National Dosimetry Day 2012  

08/13/2012 Department chair was an instructor at the 2012  AACR/ASCO Workshop

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