Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health member Mark D. Hurwitz, MD, is being recognized as an American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow (FASTRO).
The designation was voted upon by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals, and recognizes exceptional service to the field of radiation oncology and cancer care.
Dr. Hurwitz, who is also Vice-Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Excellence and Director of Thermal Oncology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, will receive his FASTRO designation at an awards ceremony Oct. 23, during ASTRO’s 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
Awarded annually since 2006, the ASTRO Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to radiation oncology through research, education, patient care, and/or service to the field. Since its inception, the FASTRO designation has been awarded to just 327 of ASTRO’s more than 10,000 members worldwide. Dr. Hurwitz is one of 35 individuals comprising the 2018 class of fellows.
Dr. Hurwitz is a leader in the fields of thermal medicine and genitourinary oncology. He is a past president of the Society for Thermal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology.