Dr. Zhen Named an American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow

Weining “Ken” Zhen, MD

Weining “Ken” Zhen, MD, radiation oncologist at Nebraska Medicine and professor of radiation oncology at UNMC, has been named an American Society for Radiation Oncology Fellow.

The society is the world’s largest society for radiation oncology professionals. The ASTRO Fellows designation, or FASTRO, honors individuals who have significantly added to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership.

Dr. Zhen will receive his FASTRO designation at an awards ceremony Oct. 23, during ASTRO’S 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

“The honor really goes to all faculty of our department of radiation oncology and the excellent cancer program at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine,” says Dr. Zhen.

Charles Enke, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology, was complimentary of Dr. Zhen’s latest achievement.

“Dr. Zhen is an internationally recognized expert in head and neck oncology, although his clinical skills go well beyond a single disease site,” says Dr. Enke. “Ken has contributed significantly to the education of residents and practicing radiation oncologists, and he has worked with ASTRO and SANTRO (the Sino-American Network for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) to optimize the delivery of radiation therapy for patients in China. We are fortunate to have Ken at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine.”

Awarded annually since 2006, the ASTRO Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to radiation oncology through research, education, patient care and/or service to the field. Since its inception, the FASTRO designation has been awarded to just 327 of ASTRO’s more than 10,000 members worldwide; the 2018 class of Fellows comprises 35 individuals.

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