St. Charles resident William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, has been named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Health System.
Dr. Small comes to Loyola from the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, where he was vice chair of Radiation Oncology. He also went to medical school and did his residency at Northwestern.
Dr. Small has earned an international reputation in gynecological malignancies, and also specializes in GI and breast cancers. He is co-chair of the NCI-funded Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Gynecological working committee and serves on the NCI Gynecological Steering Committee. He recently was named Chair-elect of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup.
Dr. Small was awarded fellowships in American College of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. He is the former president of the Council of Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society, and is the immediate past chair of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup Cervix Committee.
Dr. Small replaces Bahman Emami, MD, FACR, FASTRO, who will continue as a tenured professor. Dr. Emami created a state-of-the-art department, managed a growing radiation oncology program at the Hines VA and collaborated with neurosurgery to introduce stereotactic radiosurgery at Loyola.