We are proud to contribute to a long history of clinical and educational excellence at the Medical College of Georgia, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to build a nationally and internationally recognized academic radiation oncology department.
Our mission here is to provide patient-centered, evidence-based and scientifically innovative approaches to patient care. Our multidisciplinary clinics bring together expert clinicians, surgeons, radiation oncologists and other specialists for a one-stop patient experience. Within the Department of Radiation Oncology, our physicians, nurses, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists and other staff work closely to ensure the highest quality patient care.
Our faculty members are experts in personalized adaptive radiation therapy and have helped create national practice guidelines for organizations such as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American College of Radiology.
In addition to excellent patient care, the Radiation Oncology Department is distinguished by an emphasis on research and clinical trials. Our new faculty bring two R01 projects funded by the National Institute of Health aimed at developing innovative cancer treatment technologies right here at Augusta University. In addition to our own grants, we participate in national inter-group (such as RTOG, NRG) multi-center clinical trials, providing patients access to a wider range of treatment possibilities.
The Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program is committed to providing its residents with comprehensive training in the fundamental principles of oncology and cancer management, compassionate patient care, clinical radiation oncology, critical thinking and research. The program offers a didactic education in radiation therapy physics and dosimetry, treatment planning, and radiation and cancer biology provided by research and teaching faculty, along with close, mentoring relationships with clinical faculty members in which a multidisciplinary approach to state-of-the-art clinical management of cancer patients, patient safety, and translational research are especially emphasized.
Hand-in-hand with research is a strong commitment to education.
Not only do we consider the continued education of our faculty and staff on state of the art technologies and practices crucial to improving patient care, we will soon establish resident programs to train a new generation of clinicians and researchers in radiation oncology.
Here is a partial list of our many state of the art radiation oncology technologies: