Chairman of Radiation Oncology named Honorary Alumnus
Honorary Alumnus J. Frank Wilson, MD (left), with College President and CEO John R. Raymond, Sr., MD.
For his exemplary work as a physician and his commitment to education, J. Frank Wilson, MD, was named an Honorary Alumnus of The Medical College of Wisconsin this year. Dr. Wilson is Chairman and the Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor in Radiation Oncology at the Medical College.
During his 37 years on the Medical College faculty, Dr. Wilson has taught 55 alumni who have graduated from the Radiation Oncology residency program. Five faculty members in the department are alumni.
Under his direction, the department has become one of the College’s areas of clinical and research excellence. Dr. Wilson is Director Emeritus of The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, which he headed from 1994-2000. He is an international authority on radiation therapy and a leader of research efforts to evaluate and improve the quality of cancer care in the state and nation.
Dr. Wilson has received two of his profession’s highest honors: the 2003 Gold Medal of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, an organization that he previously led as president, and the 2006 American College of Radiology Gold Medal for his distinguished service to the field.
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