Jeff M. Michalski, MD, HS ’91
Jeff M. Michalski, MD, MBA, the Carlos Perez Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology, is honored for his important contributions to radiation oncology and to the improvement of patient care at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
Michalski, vice chair and director of clinical programs for the Department of Radiation Oncology, is an international leader in the treatment of prostate and pediatric cancers. Colleagues in his fi eld credit him with contributing greatly to the advancement of radiation oncology as a clinical discipline and to the development of innovative approaches to treatment planning and delivery of radiation therapy — including 3-D treatment planning and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as well as treatment quality assurance. He has been a member of many national and international task forces and committees that have formulated important recommendations to set standards for the practice of radiation therapy.
Michalski leads Siteman’s clinical trials program and oversees clinical operations for radiation oncology at six hospitals, involving 22 physicians and 23 physicists. He also is considered an outstanding mentor, teaching residents in urologic and pediatric oncology. He has held many national leadership positions. Currently he is co-chair of the National Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology Steering Committee for Urologic Cancers, as well as secretary-treasurer and board member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). He chairs the Radiation Oncology Committee of NRG, a multi-institutional cancer research group. Michalski has been honored with Washington University’s Distinguished Clinician Award, as well as the Frank Ellis Medal from the Royal College of Radiologists and the British Institute of Radiology. He is a fellow of ASTRO and the American College of Radiology.
Michalski received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1986. After residency training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, he joined the Washington University faculty in 1991. He earned an MBA from John Olin School of Business at Washington University in 2001, with all three of his children following in his footsteps by also attending Washington University. Additionally, he completed Harvard School of Public Health’s Leadership Development Program in 2004.
The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Faculty Achievement Award to Dr. Michalski.