Position Description: The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine has an open fellowship position in its Advanced Image-Guided and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Fellowship Program. Fellows in the program will gain comprehensive experience in all aspects of stereotactic radiation therapy and hypofractionated ablative radiation therapy for tumors of the central nervous system as well as extra-cranial sites for both adult and pediatric patients. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in the full range of anatomic, functional and molecular imaging for high-precision stereotactic radiation therapy targeting. Fellows will also have opportunities to engage in translational research during a clinical development and research rotation under this Fellowship Program, either within the research programs of our Departments, or with other investigators at the UW and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Environment: The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2000 patients per year from a multistate region covering over 25% of the U.S. land mass. We emphasize imaging processes in the guidance and monitoring of advanced stereotactic modalities and other radiation therapy procedures such as IMRT, VMAT, 3D conformal radiation therapy, proton therapy, fast neutron therapy, IORT and LDR/HDR brachytherapy. Radiation therapy beam delivery systems include 7 linear accelerators, the Perfexion Gammaknife, and the unique combination of both fast neutron therapy and proton therapy facilities. The Department has direct access to PET/CT (with novel tracers), SPECT/CT, and MRI,and these imaging modalities are integrated in the planning process along with standard CT-simulation and on-board imaging of set-up and tumor response. Treatment planning systems include CMS (Xio and Monaco), Pinnacle, Oncentra, RayStation, GammaPlan and Variseed. The Fellowship Program’s teaching faculty are multi-disciplinary and include radiation oncologists, radiologists, and medical physicists.
The Department hosts joint faculty appointments between the UW Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology and enjoys strong collaborations with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) as well as a number of imaging research laboratories. The FHCRC is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center which ranks #5 in the nation. Our collaborative imaging research laboratories concentrate on targeted radiation therapy guidance using functional and molecular imaging and tumor immunology. They have a longstanding and well-established record of excellence in all aspects functional and molecular imaging.
With its Pacific Rim location, the proximity to the cascades, coast and Olympic mountains and its mild climate Seattle offers year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as unique cultural and educational experience.
Candidates will have completed a radiation oncology residency and be eligible for licensure in the state of Washington. U.S. citizen or resident alien status are required. ABR certification or ABR Board eligibility in Radiation Oncology (Therapeutic Radiology), or an equivalent board is preferable. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Only complete applications will be accepted for this fellowship. Applications are to be submitted as PDFs to the Fellowship Program Director. A complete application must include the following items:
A cover letter addressed to the Associate Program Director
Personal statement of interest
Three letters of reference sent directly from the referees to the Fellowship Program Director at UW Medicine.
These letters may be submitted separately from the rest of the application. Acceptable letters of reference, at minimum, include the following authors:
One PDF letter from the Director of your Radiation Oncology Program
Two PDF letters from other attending physicians who are familiar with your clinical work.
Please send applications to:
Lia Halasz, MD, Associate Program Director, AIG/SRT Fellowship