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Dr. Colleen Lawton elected president of American Society for Radiation Oncology

Aug. 04, 2011 College News - Colleen A. F. Lawton, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology at The Medical College of Wisconsin, was chosen by her peers as the president-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Dr. Lawton, who is the Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology at the Froedtert & Medical College Clinical Cancer Center and the Director of the Radiation Oncology residency program, will join ASTRO’s board of directors in October.

Dr. Lawton was named a Fellow of ASTRO in 2007. To be considered for fellowship, members must have made significant contributions to the field of radiation oncology, served in a leadership role for the organization and have been involved in the Society for at least 20 years.

A 1983 alumna of The Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Lawton also completed both her internship and residency at the Medical College. She has been a faculty member of the Medical College’s Department of Radiation Oncology since 1987.

“The election of Dr. Lawton to the Society’s highest position is a well-deserved honor,” said J. Frank Wilson, MD, Chairman and Bernard and Miriam Peck Family Professor of Radiation Oncology. “She is a highly-accomplished physician, researcher, and teacher who has made significant advancements in the field of radiation oncology.”

Dr. Lawton will serve as president-elect of ASTRO for one year beginning in October, followed by a one-year term as president, one year as chair, and then a year as immediate past chair.

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