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ASTRO announces 2008 gold medalists
Date:5/29/2008

The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology has selected the recipients of the 2008 Gold Medal, the highest honor that ASTRO bestows. Christopher Rose, M.D., FASTRO, and Joel Tepper, M.D., FASTRO, will be presented with their awards during ASTRO's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston during the Gold Medal Ceremony held on Tuesday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m.

"It seems particularly fitting that we recognize these two leaders in the field of radiation oncology and former leaders of ASTRO as part of our 50th anniversary celebration," said Louis Harrison, M.D., chairman of ASTRO's Board of Directors and a radiation oncologist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. "Both of these leaders have served as role models to me and I will take great personal pride in being able to present them with their medals.

Dr. Rose is the technical and associate director of Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group, medical director of the Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills, and chief technology officer of Vantage Oncology, Inc. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston and did both his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Rose completed his residency in radiation therapy at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in Boston, and a fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, UK. He has also served in several academic appointments, including as an instructor and assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, as an associate clinical professor of radiation oncology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Rose is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Radiation Research Society and the California Radiation Oncology Society. He is vice-chair of the Quality Research in Radiation Oncology Grant of the American College of Radiology. He was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1993,
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Contact: Beth Bukata
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American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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