MIAMI BEACH--Richard Hoppe, MD, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO). Dr. Hoppe is chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He will take office at the Society's annual meeting to be held in Los Angeles next October.
The current president, who took office at this year's ASTRO meeting, is Steven A. Leibel, MD, vice-chairman, clinical director, and Enid A. Haupt Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Other new officers announced at the meeting are: chairman of the board, Jay R. Harris, MD, Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School; secretary, Karen K. Fu, MD, University of California, San Francisco, Mt. Zion Cancer Center; and treasurer, John D. Earle, MD, Mayo Medical School.