The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recognized the recipients of its 2020 Gold Medal awards and other honors at the 62nd ASTRO Annual Meeting, which was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASTRO Gold Medal
Bruce Haffty, MD, FASTRO, and Brian O’Sullivan, MD, FASTRO, were each awarded the Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon ASTRO members. The medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in the field of radiation oncology, including achievements in clinical patient care, research, teaching, and service to the profession. Dr. Haffty is Associate Vice Chancellor of Cancer Programs and leads the radiation oncology program at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. A former Chair of the ASTRO Board of Directors and an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer, Dr. Haffty also served in the top leadership role for the American Board of Radiology, the Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs, and the Radiological Society of North America.
Bruce Haffty, MD, FASTRO
Brian O’Sullivan, MD, FASTRO
Dr. O’Sullivan, a leading expert in research and treatment for sarcoma and head and neck cancers, is Professor of Radiation Oncology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, Ontario Cancer Institute, and Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. Dr. O’Sullivan led clinical trials that changed standards of care in soft-tissue sarcoma, tonsillar cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer.