Akila Viswanathan works as an Associate Professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA, and Director of Gynecologic Radiation Oncology at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston. She attended Harvard University for her undergraduate studies and received her M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA. She completed her residency at Harvard’s Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in 2002 and earned her M.P.H. and M.S. degrees at the Harvard School of Public Health. A renowned expert on gynecologic cancers and their treatment, Dr. Viswanathan has published more than 40 articles and book chapters and is the Editor of the text, Gynecologic Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management. She has lectured internationally and holds leadership positions in the primary societies for her specialty, including the American Brachytherapy Society and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. She also serves on national and international committees in her field, including the Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup and the Gynecologic Cancer Task Force for the National Cancer Institute which reviews all clinical trials in cervical cancer.
Biography Updated on 9 October 2012