The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin has received the distinction of being a Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility through the American College of Radiology. This means that our department has the staff, expertise, and equipment to treat every type of cancer within our practice. The Department of Radiation Oncology consists of 16 physicians, 13 physicists, 1 physician assistant, 2 advance practice nurse practitioners, 8 medical residents, 4 physics residents, 5 physics postdoctoral fellows, 12 administrative staff and an internationally acclaimed radiation biology lab.
- 2,400 consults/year
- 8,000 follow-ups/year
- 30,000 procedures/year
- Top outpatient diagnoses:
Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brain Cancer and Gynecological Cancer
Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Schultz in being named Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology effective January 1, 2016. Dr. Schultz was chosen for the chair position after a comprehensive national search.
Dr. Schultz graduated from St. Norbert College in 1981 and received his MD degree from MCW in 1985. From 1985-1986, Dr. Schultz completed an internship in pediatrics at The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and a residency in radiation oncology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, from 1986-1988 and the the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison from 1989-1990. Also at Columbia University, Dr. Schultz was a Visiting Clinical Fellow (1986-1989), a postgraduate research scientist (1988-1989) and held an American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Research Fellowship (1988-1989) and an American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship (1988-1989).
Dr. Schultz joined MCW as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology in 1990, was promoted to Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology in 1997 and Professor of Radiation Oncology in 2005. He was named Professor with Tenure in 2012. Since 2005, Dr. Schultz also has served as Professor of Neurosurgery. Dr. Schultz currently is board-certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiologists and has been chosen by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America since 1998. His clinical and research interests include brain tumors, head and neck cancers, lymphomas, stereotactic radiosurgery, and dose rate effects of irradiation. As Radiation Oncology Network Director, Dr. Schultz oversees technology deployment, policy and procedure standardization, quality standards and peer review for all clinical sites. Additionally, Dr. Schultz has been significantly involved in medical student, resident and fellow education at MCW, and received the J. Frank Wilson Teaching Award from Radiation Oncology residents in 2011.
Dr. Schultz has participated in almost 50 invited lectures, workshops and presentations, both nationally and internationally. His clinical research has focused on the treatment of brain tumors and head and neck cancer and has served as the principal investigator on several NCI-sponsored cooperative group trials related to these malignancies. Dr. Schultz also possesses a strong publication record including original peer-reviewed journal articles, non-refereed journal articles, book chapters on teaching and research, and abstracts. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Radiation Oncology, was on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics and Frontiers in Radiation Oncology, and has been a reviewer for almost ten international journals.
Dr. Schultz is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Radiation Oncologists, and holds membership in 15 honorary and professional societies. He has held numerous national elected and appointed leadership and committee positions, including the Brain Steering Committee of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, the Health Policy and Economics Committee and the Regulatory Subcommittee of ASTRO, the Radiosurgery and IMRT Guidelines Committee of the American College of Radiology and the written and oral board committees of the American Board of Radiology. His significant committee service to MCW includes current positions on the Medical College Physicians Compensation and Marketing Committees, as well as the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Special Procedure Committee (which he chairs), Cancer Center Grant Review Committee, Research Committee, and Compensation Committee. Additionally, Dr. Schultz serves on the following committees at Froedtert Hospital: Gamma Knife Steering Committee, Pathway and Billing Committee, Operations Committee, and Radiation Safety Committee. He also is a member and former chair of Community Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Committee.