Eric L. Chang, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been selected along with 16 other distinguished members to receive the Fellows designation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

The 2015 class was honored at ASTRO’s 57th annual meeting on Oct. 20 in San Antonio, TX.

The Fellows designation honors those who have been an active or emeritus member of ASTRO for at least 15 years, given the equivalent of 10 years of service and significantly added to the field of radiation oncology in the areas of research, education, patient care or service and leadership. In all, 259 members have received this designation since the inception of the award in 2006.

“The 17 Fellows chosen this year have demonstrated their dedication to the field of radiation oncology. Their work has impacted and benefited patients and the field of radiation oncology in a variety of ways, including patient care, research, education, service and leadership,” said Bruce G. Haffty, MD, chair of ASTRO’s board of directors. “I congratulate this talented group of colleagues selected for the ASTRO Fellows designation.”

ASTRO is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with nearly 11,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologists, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies.