William F. Regine, M.D., has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Regine comes to the University of Maryland from the University of Kentucky, where he was a professor of radiation medicine and neurosurgery and vice chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine. He was also co-director of the gamma knife radiosurgery program and the former associate director for clinical research at the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky.
"I am excited about the opportunity to enhance the University of Maryland's multi-disciplinary approach to cancer treatment," says Dr. Regine. "We already have top notch programs in radiation physics, radiation biology, and the Greenebaum Cancer Center. With these strengths, the sky is limit on what we can accomplish in research and patient care," he says. His research interests include the study and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, brain tumors and head and neck cancers.
"Dr. Regine is a nationally recognized leader in this highly technical specialty, and we are pleased to have him on our team, says Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P., Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and Dean of the School of Medicine. "I have no doubt that our students, residents and patients will benefit greatly from the passion he brings to his new position."
"With Dr. Regine's exceptional leadership skills and wealth of experience, our Department of Radiation Oncology will continue to provide state of the art radiation therapy and compassionate care for patients with all types of cancer," says Stephen C. Schimpff, M.D., CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Regine was assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Tennessee and served as the acting clinical chief of radiation oncology. Dr. Regine received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health and Science Center at Syracuse and served his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was also a fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson and at the University of Florida.
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