James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO
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Dr. James Welsh is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Neuro-Oncologist who is a Professor and Director of Translational Research of Radiation Oncology at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the Radiation Oncology Chief of Service at The Edward Hines Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Welsh received his Master of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and his MD at The State University of New York, Stony Brook. His postgraduate residency training was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he went on to serve as a faculty member before moving to the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
There he lead clinical research efforts in helical tomotherapy, a novel form of image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy for treating cancer patients. Dr. Welsh served as a Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at Louisiana State University, Shreveport before joining the Loyola team. Dr. Welsh is one of the few physicians with experience using fast neutrons therapy when treating cancer patients at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Additionally, he currently serves as a proton beam therapy specialist for Loyola and has amassed experience and expertise with Gamma Knife and Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) and served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Radiation Oncology. He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed publications and has authored a popular book on cancer immunotherapy, ‘Sharks get Cancer, Mole Rates Don’t’.