Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
The Pediatric Proton Foundation today announced that Dr. Kevin McMullen was appointed to the Board of Directors effective January 2, 2013. This appointment will bring the total number of board members to eight until the Foundation’s next Annual Meeting to be held in conjunction with the National Association for Proton Therapy’s Inaugural Annual Conference, “Impacting Cancer Outcomes through Proton Therapy” in Washington D.C. February 11-14, 2013.
Dr. McMullen is currently medical director of radiation oncology for Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana and a radiation oncologist at Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center in Bloomington, Ind. Dr. McMullen is an associate professor of radiation oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also holds the Indiana Lions Endowed Scholar in Cancer Survivorship. He also serves on two late effects task forces within the Children’s Oncology Group.
He completed his residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, with further residency and post-residency pediatric radiation oncology training at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. McMullen served his country in the U.S. Army in progressively increasing levels of medical leadership including being a Brigade Flight Surgeon for the Aviation Brigade of the First Cavalry Division headquartered in Fort Hood, Texas.
“The addition of Dr. McMullen will further enhance the outstanding talents and wide-ranging experience that our Board of Directors brings to the Pediatric Proton Foundation,” said Susan Ralston, Executive Director. “Dr. McMullen is widely respected and deeply experienced in pediatric cancer treatment through his past experience at Wake Forest and in his current positions at the IU Health Proton Therapy and with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
Dr. McMullen is determined to continue to contribute to pediatric proton therapy advancements stating, “Because of my research in survivorship issues and prevention of late effects of cancer therapy, I believe I can offer insight as we further develop the scientific basis for appropriate use of this technology for cancer stricken children – one of IU Health Proton Therapy Center’s main focus and that of the Pediatric Proton Foundation. I am proud to volunteer my time for such a worthy organization.”
About the Pediatric Proton Foundation
The Pediatric Proton Foundation (PPF) is uniquely positioned as an independent, nonprofit charity that relies on voluntary funding from a variety of sources to be able to provide the most objective information available about pediatric cancer treatment at each proton center in the U.S. Founded in 2008 by Susan Ralston, the mission of the organization is to provide education, advocacy and assistance to families in need of pediatric proton therapy. The PPF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and graciously accepts public donations. For more information, visit the Pediatric Proton Foundation’s website at: http://www.pediatricprotonfoundation.org