James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO of Loyola University Medical Center has been installed as Chair of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
Dr. Welsh, installed as chair during ACRO’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL, will serve a two-year term. In 2019, he will transition off of the Board of Chancellors after two years as Chair, President, and Vice President respectively.
ACRO is the essential professional society for success in the day-to-day practice of radiation oncology. It focuses on ensuring the highest quality of care for radiation therapy patients and promoting success in the practice of radiation oncology through education, responsible socioeconomic advocacy and integration of science and technology into clinical practice. It is a professional association of approximately 1,200 radiation oncologists across the United States.
Dr. Welsh has been a member of ACRO since 1997, and previously served as ACRO’s President and from 2015-2017, and Vice President from 2013-2015. Dr. Welsh is a professor, medical director, and director of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also is chief of Radiation Oncology at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. In addition to his service to ACRO, Dr. Welsh held an eight-year term as advisor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes. He formerly served as chair of the Radiological Society of North America’s Radiation Oncology Scientific Program Subcommittee and as an alternate councilor in the American College of Radiology. Dr. Welsh held or holds several leadership positions within the American Society for Radiation Oncology.