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Dr. Beth Erickson Awarded J. Frank and Vera B. Wilson Professorship in Radiation Oncology

Beth Erickson, MD, professor of radiation oncology, has been awarded the J. Frank and Vera B. Wilson Professorship in Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Erickson joined the MCW faculty in 1989 as assistant professor of radiation oncology, was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and professor in 2001. She received a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery in 2018. Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal, gynecologic and eye/orbital cancers. She also serves as Chief of Brachytherapy Services.

Dr. Erickson is interested in image-based treatment planning, both for external-beam and brachytherapy. She has been recognized by numerous organizations and media outlets as a top specialist in her field and was named the MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association’s Alumna of the Year in 2019.

Dr. Erickson serves as the editor of the gynecology section of Journal of Brachytherapy International and on its editorial board, as well as on the editorial board for Frontiers in Oncology. She is a peer reviewer for more than a dozen scholarly publications, including Radiology, Cancer and Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Erickson has provided national and international service in many leadership roles with professional societies, including the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and American College of Radiology.

Dr. Erickson has demonstrated extensive commitment to medical student, resident and fellow education, as well as continuing medical education. She has been invited to speak at many local, regional, national and international workshops and seminars and has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals and books, book chapters and reviews, as well as more than 150 abstracts.

She earned her undergraduate degree in 1980 at Marquette University and her medical degree at MCW in 1984. In 1988, she completed residency in radiation oncology through MCW Affiliated Hospitals and a brachytherapy fellowship at Centre Anti-canceru Francais.