Beaumont Health System appoints new chair for Radiation Oncology

12/13/2013

David Wood, M.D., chief medical officer, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., health system chair, Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Stevens joins Beaumont from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., where he served as senior member and chair of Radiation Oncology. He is an expert in the treatment of thoracic malignancies, particularly lung cancer and mesothelioma – cancer  in the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs.

Earlier in his career, he was an associate professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Stevens received his Ph.D. in the area of tumor cell biology and his medical doctorate from Northwestern University, followed by an internship in medicine and a residency in radiation oncology at Georgetown University Hospital.

His research interests focus on mesothelioma and other lung diseases and include radiation treatment planning for lung cancer, predicting tumor and normal tissue response to radiation, as well as DNA repair. He has published dozens of articles, abstracts and book chapters, and has presented at educational conferences around the world.

About Beaumont Radiation Oncology

Beaumont’s Radiation Oncology department is ranked among the nation’s best for advanced technology, innovative treatment and research. Advanced radiation treatments developed at Beaumont include adaptive radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, high-dose rate brachytherapy and hyperthermia therapy. Find out more at cancer.beaumont.edu/radiation-oncology.