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Richard D. Bucholz, MD

Richard Donald Bucholz attended Yale College, receiving a bachelor in science Cum Laude in molecular biochemistry and biophysics in 1973. He continued at Yale for his medical education and completed a general surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at Yale New Haven Medical Center. He was an Instructor at Yale in 1982-83 before accepting a position of assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine under Dr. Kenneth R. Smith, Jr. He was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1985, and became a full professor in 1996. He is  Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and continues his entrepreneurial interest in medical technology. Dr. Bucholz holds a total of 22 patents and others are pending. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous medical societies, and has been involved with the Radiosurgery Society for many years and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Shalom Kalnicki, MD

Shalom Kalnicki is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A physician leader, researcher and teacher, Dr. Kalnicki leads an internationally recognized radiation oncology department since July 2004, when he rejoined the ranks of Montefiore-Einstein.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kalnicki has focused on researching and implementing new technologies in the radiation treatment of cancer. He pioneered the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), target motion management with 4-D radiation planning, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and functional tumor imaging with PET-CT fusion techniques. His research has implications for radiation treatment planning and techniques used for most clinical situations in radiation oncology, including brain, head and neck, thoracic, upper abdominal and pelvic malignancies. His research interests also include quality-of-life issues such as socio-economic disparities in radiation oncology and the impact of family caregiver support on patients’ compliance. In April 2017 Dr. Kalnicki became President of the Board of Directors.

John J. Kresl, MD, PhD, DABR, FACRO

John Kresl completed advanced medical educational and research training in the field of oncology as a National Institute of Health (N.I.H.) supported combined MD/PhD Fellow in Graduate Medical Science training in Molecular and Immunological Tumor Cell Biology, culminating in a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Northwestern University Graduate School, Evanston, Illinois. In addition to basic science training, Dr. Kresl completed his clinical medical training, receiving a Medical Doctorate Degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to remaining active in Oncology research, Dr. Kresl is very involved in clinical practice in radiation oncology for all tumor sites. Dr. Kresl has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on dozens of clinical protocols and has published over 150 abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters related to radiation oncology, including editing the first two textbooks on Robotic Radiosurgery. He frequently is an invited lecturer on these topics around the world. Dr. Kresl is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology. He joined the Board of Directors of the Radiosurgery Society in 2007 and currently serves as Treasurer.


Najeeb Mohideen, MD

Dr. Mohideen, a member of the Radiosurgery Society since 2006, is a Radiation Oncologist at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He has held many leadership positions in Radiation Oncology. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and has also chaired its Health Policy Council. He currently serves on ASTRO’s Health Policy Committee and Payment Reform Workgroup and is Chair of the Radiation Oncology Economics Committee for the American College of Radiology. Dr. Mohideen joined the Board of Directors in March 2015. In April 2016 Dr. Mohideen became Secretary of the Board of Directors.


Stanley H. Benedict, MS, PhD

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. Stan joined the RSS Board of Directors in April 2017.


Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. Gerszten is the Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gerszten joined the Department of Neurological Surgery and the UPMC Spine Services Division in 1999. He completed his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gerszten obtained a master of public health degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gerszten specializes in disorders of the spine, focusing on spinal neoplasms. His clinical interests include minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of spinal disorders and spinal tumors. Dr. Gerszten's area of research is the application of outcomes research to spinal surgical interventions. He is a pioneer in the field of spine radiosurgery and oversees the instruction of this developing area of neurosurgery for the American Association of Neurological Surgery.

Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR

Dr. Gibbs is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Associate Dean of MD Admissions at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Gibbs’ clinical and research expertise are pediatric and adult brain tumors, and robotic radiosurgery. As former Co-Director of Stanford CyberKnife Radiosurgery program, Dr. Gibbs contributed to building world- renowned clinical programs in innovative radiation treatment of central nervous system tumors and robotic radiosurgery. Dr. Gibbs has served as committee chair for the Radiosurgery Society (formerly CyberKnife Society) and is a dedicated member of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS).

In 2014, Dr. Gibbs was appointed as Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions of Stanford Medicine. She is a 2015 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellow and a fellow of the American College of Radiology. In addition to leadership service roles for Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the American Board of Radiology (ABR), Dr. Gibbs is the current vice chair of the Section on Radiology for the National Medical Association. Dr. Gibbs became a board member in April 2016.

Anand Mahadevan, MD

Dr. Mahadevan completed his general surgical and oncology residency in the United Kingdom followed by a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program (HROP). He is currently Chair of the department of Radiation Oncology at Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pennsylvania. Other than CNS malignancies, Dr. Mahadevan has had a particular interest in SBRT for liver/pancreas tumors and oligometastases. Anand, who joined the Board in 2012, has served as both President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Currently, he serves as a Board Member.

Michael Schulder, MD

Dr. Schulder is vice chair, residency program director, and professor of neurosurgery at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Brain Tumor Center, and the Co-Director of the Center for Stereotactic Radiosurgery at North Shore LIJ. Mike has been a member of the Radiosurgery Society since 2003 (Member #20). He trained in SRS at the University of Florida and at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and has practiced it for over 20 years. Dr. Schulder's experience includes treating patients with the X-Knife, Cyberknife, Novalis, Varian, and Gamma Knife systems. He believes strongly that SRS programs and indeed the entire field are best advanced by surgical specialists working together with radiation oncologists. Dr. Schulder joined the Board of Directors in March 2015.

Ben J. Slotman, MD, PhD

Professor 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.


Jun Yang, PhD

Jun is chief physicist at the Philadelphia CyberKnife.  He is a member of the AAPM Task Group #135 and serves on the Physics Committee for the Radiosurgery Society. As an adjunct clinical associate professor of Drexel University, he has authored and co-authored many publications on medical physics with emphasis on Robotic Radiosurgery technology. Jun joined the Physics Committee in 2011, the RSS Board of Directors in 2012 and as of January 2013 serves as the chairman of the Physics Committee.

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