Shiao Woo, M.D., M.B.B.S, F.A.C.R., Medical Director at Louisville CyberKnife, was recently named president of the MD Anderson Radiation Oncology Gilbert H. Fletcher Society.
The MD Anderson Radiation Oncology Gilbert H. Fletcher Society honors Dr. Gilbert H. Fletcher, a radiation oncologist recognized for his contributions to the field of radiation oncology. The society was established to offer continuing medical education in radiation oncology and has grown to a membership of more than 300 oncologists since the Society’s founding. Members of the society meet annually to discuss the latest in radiation oncology research. As president, Dr. Woo will be responsible for leading the organization in their continuing education.
In addition to his new role as president of the Gilbert H. Fletcher Society, Dr. Woo is the Medical Director at Louisville CyberKnife and serves as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist, specializing in treatment of brain tumors and pediatric radiation oncology.
Dr. Woo earned his medical degree from the University of Malaysia. He completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric hematology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C. and his residency in radiation therapy at Stanford University Medical Center in California. Dr. Woo served as residency program director at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and later as section chief in pediatrics and central nervous system radiation oncology, and leader of their proton center. He was also a pioneer in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.
His numerous awards include Clinical Fellowship Awards from the American Cancer Society, the ESTRO Phillips Travel Fellowship, Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology, Best Doctors of America, and the Patient Golden Apple Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center.