Sameer Keole, M.D., radiation oncologist, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world's largest association of healthcare professionals specializing in treating patients with radiation therapies.
Dr. Keole will begin his four-year term in October 2023 during ASTRO's 65th annual meeting in San Diego. He will represent the society’s 10,000 members by serving one-year terms as president-elect, president, board chair and immediate past chair. He will also oversee the 2025 ASTRO annual meeting.
Dr. Keole specializes in caring for pediatric and adult patients diagnosed with spine, brain and other central nervous system tumors.
"Excellent clinical care can be provided in any practice setting, and innovations in how we treat cancer can be achieved in many different environments," says Dr. Keole in ASTRO's news release. "I am confident that by working together, we can make significant progress in the fight against cancer for the benefit of patients worldwide."
More information about Dr. Keole's new leadership role can be found here in the ASTRO news release.
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