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Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, is Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and the C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she led pediatric radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. At Mass General, Dr. Tarbell also directed the Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women's Careers.
Dr. Tarbell is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric oncology and, in particular, pediatric brain tumors. Consistently listed in The Best Doctors of America (Woodward and White), Dr. Tarbell serves on the national Children's Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002 and has authored more than 300 original publications and book chapters. Dr. Tarbell is co-editor of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, now in its 5th edition.
In addition, Dr. Tarbell is a longstanding advocate for faculty development initiatives including mentoring programs for junior faculty and numerous efforts on behalf of women and minorities. As Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Dr. Tarbell oversees the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Faculty and Research Integrity, the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, and several HMS-wide centers and divisions
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“You can make all the rules and set all the examples, but unless you change the culture you’ve got nothing,” said Keith Lillemoe, MD, chief of the Department of Surgery, at the 11th annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lectureship Series.
The use of proton radiotherapy to treat the most common malignant brain tumor in children is as effective as standard photon (x-ray) radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects such as hearing loss and cognitive disorders, according to a study receiving online publication in Lancet Oncology.
Nancy Tarbell, MD, has been selected to receive the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2014 Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award and one of three 2014 Gold Medals bestowed by the American Society of Radiation Oncology.
MGH Hotline 05.29.09 In celebration of Faculty Development Month, the MGH Center for Faculty Development presented the first annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship Series May 6 in the Thier Conference Room.
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