Dr. Stanley Benedict received his PhD in biomedical physics from UCLA and holds a certification in radiological therapeutic physics from the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Benedict is currently the Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Physics at Davis, in Sacramento, CA, where he is responsible for supervising physics, dosimetry, and clinical engineering activities of the faculty and staff. Dr. Benedict is a principal investigator and co-investigator on several public and industry funded clinical medical physics research projects, and author of papers focused on image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and radiation biology. Dr. Benedict was the chair of the AAPM Recommendations on SBRT (TG101), and he remains very active in stereotactic radiosurgery by participating in clinical trial development and by organizing courses and symposia on SRS/SRT/SBRT.
Hale Basak Özkök Çaglar is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and head of the department at Medipol University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. From 1998 – 2006 she worked in the Gamma Knife Unit of the neurosurgery department at Marmara University, the first Gamma Knife site in Turkey. During her fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University in Boston, she worked in thoracic and head and neck oncology and was introduced to and worked with Novalis. Upon her return to Turkey she focused on neuro-oncology, Gamma Knife, thoracic oncology and pediatric tumors. In 2010 while at Acibadem University and Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul Dr. Caglar was introduced to the CyberKnife and Trilogy Linac. In late 2012 she became the director of Medipol University Hospital Radiation Oncology Department and Gamma Knife Unit with neurosurgery.
Ben J. Slotman received his MD (1985) and PhD (1990) both cum laude at the VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was registered as radiation oncologist in 1994. In 1998 he was appointed full professor of Radiation Oncology and Chair of the department at VU University. Since 2005 he is also chairman of one of the six divisions of the university medical center. He is co-chair of the Cancer Center Amsterdam (VUMC CCA). Ben Slotman is also board member of the International Society of Radiosurgery (ISRS) and president-elect of the American Radium Society. He has (co)-authored about 300 peer-reviewed publications and coordinated a number of trials, including the EORTC study on PCI in ES-SCLC and the C-REST trial on the role of thoracic irradiation in these patients. His further research activities are concentrated on intra- and extracranial stereotactic radiotherapy and the introduction of new technologies in radiotherapy, most recently stereotactic MRI-guided and adaptive radiotherapy (SMART). Professor Slotman joined the RSS Board of Directors in February 2016.