Nina Mayr, M.D.
George E. Laramore, M.D., Ph.D., Endowed Professorship in Radiation Oncology
Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Nina A. Mayr is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany. She completed her residency and her fellowship at the University of Iowa and served on the faculty for 8 years. Before she created Department of Radiation Medicine at the Ohio State University and served as its inaugural Chair, she was Director of Radiation Oncology and Professor and Vice Chair of Radiological Sciences at Oklahoma University (OU) Health Sciences Center, where she built OU’s new radiation oncology facility.
Dr. Mayr specializes in tumor imaging, women’s cancer, lung cancer, neuro-oncology and advanced radiation therapy technologies. For her research she has been awarded two NIH RO1 grants for the study of functional/molecular imaging as a predictor of cancer treatment outcome, and she has been co-investigators on numerous other awards. She has published over 170 scientific articles, 12 book chapters, and co-edited the text book Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Lung Cancer in 2013. She has made nearly 200 scientific presentations and over 100 invited lectures and presentations. She has served in numerous capacities in professional societies in her field, most recently as the Chair of the Funding and Advocacy Committee of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the largest radiation oncology professional society in the world. She has previously served as the Chair of International Education of ASTRO, and as Chair of the Subcommittee for Radiation Oncology & Radiobiology of the Scientific Program Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the Co-Director of the Refresher (Instructional Education Course) Track in Radiation Oncology at RSNA. Dr. Mayr has been awarded the elected Fellowship by ASTRO in 2011 and has been an Elected Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 2006. She received the Alice Ettinger Award of the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) in 2013, and the American Board of Radiology Lifetime Service Award in 2015 to recognize her contributions to Radiation Oncology, Radiology, education, mentorship and research.
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