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Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, FASTRO, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the world’s largest radiation oncology society.
Dr. Stea will receive his Fellow designation, along with 21 other distinguished ASTRO members, at the Society’s 53rd annual meeting, Oct. 2 to 6 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
"ASTRO Fellows are some of the most revered and accomplished members of the radiation oncology community and receiving this distinction is a great honor for them," said Leonard Gunderson, MD, MS, FASTRO, ASTRO President and Emeritus Professor and Consultant in Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Members of ASTRO are eligible to become a Fellow if they have been part of the Society for at least 15 years, have given significant service to ASTRO and have made a significant contribution to the field of radiation oncology. The primary pathways to becoming a Fellow are excellence in research, patient care, education and leadership/service.
Dr. Stea is the Department Head of Radiation Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and clinical leader of Radiation Oncology at the Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Stea has also served as director of the University of Arizona Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program.
He is board certified in radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors using stereotactic radiosurgery. He developed the stereotactic radiosurgery program at the University of Arizona and has more than 20 years of experience in the field. Dr. Stea also specializes in the treatment of pediatric malignancies, contributing to the cure of many pediatric tumors treated in the Diamond Children's Center.
Dr. Stea's research is focused on the development of novel radiation enhancers and radiosensitizing drugs for primary and secondary brain tumors. He received the University Medical Center’s "Patient's Choice Award" for outstanding communication and excellence in patient care three times and has been listed among The Best Doctors in America continuously since 1996.