Physician Receives Prestigious ASTRO Honor

October 29, 2012

DETROIT – Benjamin Movsas, M.D., has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), a prestigious cancer organization with more than 10,000 members worldwide who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapy.

Dr. Movsas, the chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford Health System, will receive his FASTRO designation Oct. 30 at a special ceremony during the ASTRO's 54th Annual Meeting in Boston.

"Being chosen as an ASTRO Fellow is one of the most distinguished honors that the Society offers," says Michael L. Steinberg, M.D., FASTRO, ASTRO president and a professor and chairman of radiation oncology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. "Dr. Movsas is an example of someone who has gone above and beyond in his efforts to help the specialty, the Society and the patients we all work so hard to cure."

Dr. Movsas is among 12 members selected to receive the FASTRO designation this year.

Members of ASTRO are eligible to become a Fellow if they have been a member of the society for at least 15 years, served in a leadership role for the organization and have made a significant contribution to the field of radiation oncology. The primary pathways to becoming a Fellow are research, patient care, education and leadership/service. The society values contributions to all four areas; however, each nominee needed to have a truly outstanding contribution to at least one of the pathways to be named a Fellow.

The nominations were reviewed by a nine member Fellows Selection Committee who made recommendations to the ASTRO Board of Directors to make the final decision.

Dr. Movsas received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine. He is an expert in radiation oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and quality of life issues pertaining to cancer. Dr. Movsas has published extensively on the topic of radiation therapy for cancer in many prestigious medical journals and regularly presents his research findings at some of the nation’s top medical meetings.

Ranked as one of American’s top cancer doctors, Dr. Movsas has been featured in Consumer’s Guide to Top Doctors, HOUR Detroit’s Top Docs, and the Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.

To learn more about ASTRO, visit www.astro.org.

For more information about the Henry Ford Department of Radiation Oncology, visit www.henryford.com.