Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, FACR
Executive Director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology
In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute, Dr. Curran is Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Curran is internationally recognized for his work in radiation oncology. He has been Group Chairman and Principal Investigator of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) for the past 10 years. RTOG is a National Cancer Institute-funded, cooperative group formed in 1997. He previously served as Chairman of the RTOG Brain Tumor Committee and is the principal investigator of several national clinical protocols for both brain tumor and lung cancer patients.
Dr. Curran has been a principal investigator on several National Cancer Institute grants. He has delivered many lectures in this country and abroad and has authored or co-authored over two hundred abstracts and scholarly papers, as well as numerous presentations, reviews, and book chapters. He is chairman/co-chairman of nineteen clinical protocols and a reviewer for twelve national/international journals. Dr. Curran is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Among other honors, he has received honorary membership to both the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO) and the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO).
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