SRS Fellowship at the UPMC

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The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) is excited to announce a new fellowship in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT). This 12-month program will integrate patient-centered clinical oncology with the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research. The primary clinical training will be focused on the application of SRS/SBRT to treat malignant and benign tumors of the brain, base of skull, head and neck, lung, spine, pancreas, and pelvis with an evidence-based approach. The clinical experience will also include benign tumors as well as functional disorders (trigeminal neuralgia, essential/Parkinsonian tremors). Along with clinical training, the fellow will be able to obtain mastery of multiple SRS/SBRT platforms including Cyberknife™, Gamma Knife™, Trilogy™, and Synergy™. The ability to acquire training on the major radiosurgical platforms is a unique attribute of the program at the University of Pittsburgh. The research component of the training will be focused on: 1) grant proposals 2) development of prospective clinical and translational trials 3) assessment and reporting clinical outcomes from one of the largest clinical programs in the United States. The Department of Radiation Oncology at the UPCI has a robust research infrastructure and has contributed much to the body of literature, and so the fellow will be expected to continue and augment this.

· The fellowship director is Dwight E. Heron, M.D., FACRO: [email protected].

· The pre-requisite for the fellowship is successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency in Radiation Oncology by the start date of the fellowship (July-August 2010). All applications must be received by May 14th, 2010.

· The application must include a current Curriculum Vitae, a one page personal statement articulating the candidate's interest in the radiosurgical fellowship, and 3 letters of recommendation from clinical and/or research mentors.

· Please e-mail CV and essay to Ms. Erica Franko: [email protected] and have letters of recommendation sent to:

Erika Franko
UPCI Department of Radiation Oncology
UPMC Cancer Pavilion
5230 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Members don't see this ad.
Kondziolka: Get over there in the corner and observe, "fellow".

Heron: NOBODY puts Baby in the corner!

Sorry, couldn't resist.