Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has been elected to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
Dr. Heron, installed as a Chancellor during ACRO’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL, will serve a four-year term.
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. Heron has been a member of ACRO since 1997, and has served as the Disease Site Team Leader for Head & Neck Cancers for ACRO Accreditation for many years. He has also worked on the Scientific Program and Government Relations & Economics Committees in ACRO. In addition to his service to ACRO, Dr. Heron currently leads the largest academic-radiation oncology program in the United States and has expanded the reach to include active programs delivering state of the art cancer care in Ireland and Italy. His newest project involves the creation of a world-class cancer program in Kazakhstan as a public-private partnership with the government. He is chairman of radiation oncology at UPMC Shadyside, vice chairman of radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, director of Radiation Oncology Services at UPMC Cancer Center, professor of radiation oncology and otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and professor of clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.