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March 16th 2016

Dr. Simon S. Lo to join University of Washington

We are pleased to announce that Simon S. Lo, M.D., FACR, will join the UW Department of Radiation Oncology as professor and vice chair for strategic planning. He is expected to come on board in July 2016. Dr. Lo’s clinical specialty is neuro-radiation oncology, and, he will join the team at the recently opened Alvord Brain Tumor Center in the UW Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lo brings a wealth of strategic planning experience to the department and will serve as advisor to the chair, helping to facilitate the expansion and enhancement of clinical service and subspecialty expertise.

Dr. Lo is currently a professor of radiation oncology at Case Western Reserve University and serves as the director of radiosurgery, Gamma Knife radiosurgery and neurologic radiation oncology services at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Seidman Cancer Center. Dr. Lo is a nationally and internationally renowned clinician, scholar and expert in advanced stereotactic radiation therapy techniques in brain tumors and tumors outside the CNS. In addition to his extensive expertise in CNS tumors, Dr. Lo has also been on the leading edge of expanding image-guided stereotactic radiation techniques beyond the brain to multiple other tumor sites, and his work has set the standard in clinical applications and care of patients in this area. He has made major contributions to the advancement of these innovative treatment techniques, translating them and increasing their efficacy and therapeutic ratio.

Dr. Lo has published more than 150 scientific articles, four books, numerous book chapters and has been a highly sought-after speaker and educator worldwide. An internationally recognized educational leader in the field of radiation oncology, Dr. Lo’s textbook, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, is carried by most medical libraries and has had more than 31,000 chapter downloads. He has been awarded the Fellowship of American College of Radiology and has been the recipient of many institutional and national education awards.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Simon Lo to UW.

Nina Mayr, M.D., FASTRO, FAAS
Chair of the UW Department of Radiation Oncology