John J. Kresl, MD, PhD, FACRO

John J. Kresl, MD, PhD, DABR, FACROJohn J. Kresl, MD, PhD, FACRO

Dr. Kresl is a nationally recognized expert in stereotactic radiosurgery. He is an editor of the textbook “Robotic Radiosurgery”, serves on the board of the Cyberknife Society, and has published extensively on radiosurgery. He is an one of the leaders of an international trial comparing CyberKnife radiosurgery to traditional open surgery for operable lung cancer. He is currently the Medical Director of the Phoenix Cyberknife and Radiation Oncology Center and of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. He joined ROCA in 1998 and served as Co-medical Director of the CyberKnife™ Program and Assistant Director for the Center for Thoracic Disease at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona until 2008. Dr. Kresl is the current chairman of American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Workforce Committee and Executive Board Member of the CyberKnife™ Society. Dr. Kresl completed advanced medical educational and research training in the field of oncology as one of five National Institute of Health (NIH) supported combined MD/PhD Fellow in Graduate Medical Science training in Molecular and Immunological Tumor Cell Biology, culminating in a PhD from Northwestern University Graduate School, Evanston, Illinois. In addition, he received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Kresl‚Äôs post-graduate medical education training included a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin. During his post-graduate medical education specialty training, he completed a comprehensive Radiation Oncology training program at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kresl completed advanced Clinical Radiation Oncology training in the field of Brachytherapy at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway, and GammaKnife™ Stereotactic Radiosurgery and CyberKnife™ Stereotactic Radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Kresl is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Radiation Oncology. In addition to remaining active in oncology research, which has led to two registered U.S. patents for novel methods of diagnosing and treating cancer and further development by Immtech Inc. (a biotech company he co-founded), Dr. Kresl maintains an active clinical practice in radiation oncology for all tumor sites. He has an academic interest in and has developed additional expertise with stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy in the areas of brain/central nervous system, gastrointestinal, head and neck, and lung malignancies. Dr. Kresl serves as the principal investigator and co-investigator on clinical protocol investigations and has published over 100 abstracts, manuscripts, book chapters and textbooks related to the field of radiation oncology. Dr. Kresl is editor/editorial reviewer for Robotic Radiosurgery, Skull Base Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Approach, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Journal of American College of Radiology. He is frequently an invited lecturer at seminars throughout the world. Dr. Kresl actively participates in national, regional and institutional Clinical Oncology Treatment Protocols that offer the newest and most advanced forms of treatment for tumors of all disease sites. Dr. Kresl has developed experience with and utilizes advanced modalities including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), CyberKnife™ and Novalis TX™ stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), interstitial and intracavitary brachytherapy, and radioimmunotherapy for cancer patient care in addition to standard external beam radiation therapy. A distinguished fellow of the American College of Cancer Specialists, he is included in the Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 and was nambed among “America’s Top Oncologists 2010” by the Counsumer’s Research Council of America.

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