Wake Forest Baptist Radiation Oncologist Receives Prestigious Award

August 19, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Edward G. Shaw, M.D., a radiation oncologist at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been selected as a fellow for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO).

The society is a prestigious cancer organization with more than 9,500 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapy, and who dedicate their time to the advancement of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, research and education.

“The ASTRO fellows program was created to honor and recognize individuals like Dr. Shaw who have given so much to the specialty of radiation oncology, the society and their patients,” said Beth Bukata, a representative of ASTRO.

Shaw serves as chair and professor of radiation oncology at the Comprehensive Cancer Center where he has made significant contributions to the field of radiation oncology. He has also been a member of the ASTRO society for more than 20 years.

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Contact: Kristin Butler, 336-716-3464, kbutler@wfubmc.edu; Jonnie Rohrer jrohrer@wfubmc.edu or Bonnie Davis, bdavis@wfubmc.edu

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (www.wfubmc.edu) is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University Physicians, and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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