Position Description: The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine has an open fellowship position in the Proton Radiation Therapy Fellowship Program. Fellows in the Program will gain comprehensive experience in all aspects of proton radiation therapy for each disease entity in adult and pediatric patients. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in the full range of imaging in proton therapy and multidisciplinary aspects of patient care with proton therapy.
Translational research opportunities will be available and encouraged during research/scholarly rotations in the Fellowship Program, through the imaging, basic science, and health services research programs of the Department, the proton program, University of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Environment: The proton center is located on the newly developed 30 acre Northwest Campus of UW Medicine with 4 treatment rooms with the capability to deliver both uniform and pencil beam scanning. Chemotherapy and conventional radiation therapy facilities are available in the immediate vicinity, providing comprehensive care to proton therapy patients. Overall, the UW Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2000 patients per year in multimodality programs and with strong emphasis on tumor imaging, using advanced stereotactic image-guided modalities, as well as IMRT, IGRT, 3D conformal radiation therapy, Proton and Neutron radiation, IORT and LDR/HDR brachytherapy. Other radiation therapy delivery systems include 7 linear accelerators, IGRT-capability, and Perfexion Gammaknife. The department has direct access PET/CT (with novel tracers), SPECT/CT, and MRI that are integrated in the planning process. Along with the Department’s 21 physician faculty, this allows for comprehensive multimodality radiation therapy care based on the broadest radiation therapy options available. Planning/IT systems include CMS, Pinnacle, MIM and Raystation.
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