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Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. (ROSA), a subsidiary of Ambulatory Services of America, Inc., announced today the inaugural meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board in Dallas, Texas on September 12, 2008. The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of leaders in the radiation oncology field. It will advise ROSA on numerous scientific and clinical issues including research initiatives, practice patterns and emerging technologies. Board members include: Lawrence R. Coia, M.D., of East Coast Radiation Oncology Associates in Toms River, New Jersey; Dennis E. Hallahan, M.D., Chair of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; Richard T. Hoppe, M.D., Chair of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University in Stanford, California; George E. Laramore, Ph.D., M.D., Chair of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington; Erich Randolph, M.D., of Atlanta Oncology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia; and J. Warner Ray, M.D., of Radiation Oncology Services in Atlanta, Georgia.

The inaugural meeting was led by Vincent W. Dennis, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor for Ambulatory Services of America, who said, "The Scientific Advisory Board will be a key instrument in positioning ROSA to improve its services to our radiation oncology partners and their patients now and in the future." Greg Merrill, Chief Operating Officer of ROSA, also participated and said, "The formation of the Scientific Advisory Board is another important step in ROSA's commitment to build a healthcare company of the highest quality using a physician-driven approach complemented by an experienced management team."

Tim Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ROSA's parent company, Ambulatory Services of America, said, "Physician leadership is essential to making sure that the best technology is available for the right patients at the right time. Bringing physician leaders together to be part of that important work is a key ROSA objective."

Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc., headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee owns interests in, operates and manages 13 radiation therapy facilities in five states. Ambulatory Services of America, Inc., headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a diversified health care services company that provides alternative site services in partnership with physicians. ASA, through its primary subsidiaries Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. and Innovative Dialysis Systems, Inc., owns interests in, operates and manages a total of more than 50 facilities providing radiation oncology services and dialysis services in ten states and the territory of Guam.

SOURCE Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. (ROSA)
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