Bonner named head of academic radiation oncology group

UAB’s Jim Bonner takes the reins of a forum for academic radiation oncology leaders.

BonnerJoomlaJames A. Bonner, M.D.James A. Bonner, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs. Bonner, who is the Merle M. Salter Endowed Professor and Chair at UAB, succeeded to the presidency in April after serving as president-elect.

SCAROP is affiliated with ASTRO, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. Its mission is to provide a forum for the chairs of academic radiation oncology programs to discuss issues of common interest and to foster an interchange of ideas through free and informal discussions.

Bonner earned his medical degree at Wayne State School of Medicine in 1985, then completed an internship at Henry Ford Hospital and residency at the University of Michigan. He was on the faculty of the Mayo Clinic for eight years before joining UAB as chair in 1998. He was named a fellow of ASTRO in 2011.

ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. ASTRO provides members with the continuing medical education, health policy analysis, patient information resources and advocacy they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing health care delivery system.