Heron Named Fellow of Society for Radiation Oncology

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals recently voted to confer upon Dr. Dwight Heron the designation of fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (FASTRO). Heron, a radiation oncologist at Mercy Health – Youngstown, received the FASTRO designation at an awards ceremony Tuesday in San Diego as part of ASTRO’s annual meeting.

“It is an honor to be named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and join an elite group of physicians, past and present, recognized for their contributions to radiation oncology,” says Heron. “Advancing radiation oncology treatments through academics and research has been a pinnacle of my career and I look forward to continuing this work for our patients.”

Heron has a more than 15 years of experience leading large oncology programs. He has managed several hundred physicians including junior and mid-level, residents and medical students. He has authored more than 600 articles, chapters, monographs and abstracts.

“Heron joins an elite group of just 29 physicians and medical physicists who are recognized this year for their far-reaching contributions to the field of radiation oncology and their progress in advancing cancer research, education and patient care,” says Dr. Geraldine M. Jacobson, chair of the ASTRO board of directors.

Since its inception in 2006, the FASTRO designation has been awarded to just 450 of ASTRO’s 10,000 members worldwide.

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