IEM Health and Wellness Director Nancy Tarbell, MD, FASTRO, named chair of proton therapy manufacturer advisory board

In recent months, the field of radiation oncology has been touched by profound sorrow with the loss of two luminaries, Dr. Jay Loeffler and Dr. Carlos Perez. Their transformative work and leadership have shaped the landscape of radiation oncology and touched the lives of countless patients, colleagues, and our own team members at Mevion. As we remember and honor Dr. Loeffler and Dr. Perez, I invite you to embrace the promise of renewal as we introduce the new chair of our board.

It is with great pride and honor that I announce the appointment of Dr. Nancy Tarbell as the Chair of Mevion Medical Systems Medical/Technical Advisory Board. Internationally recognized as an expert and trailblazer in pediatric radiation oncology and pediatric brain tumors, Dr. Tarbell served as the C.C. Wang Professor, Radiation Oncology and was Dean of Academic and Clinical Affairs at Harvard Medical School, as well as Head of Pediatric Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

In her role as Chair, Dr. Tarbell will leverage her over 40 years of experience and expertise in radiation oncology to guide Mevion’s clinical and technical development strategies. We are honored to have Dr. Tarbell guide us as we develop the MEVION S250-FIT system—a groundbreaking advancement that promises to redefine proton therapy.

Dr. Tarbell’s impact extends beyond her expertise; she has inspired students, physicians, and professionals alike, including myself. As the first female professor in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, she has led the pediatric radiation oncology program at Boston Children’s Hospital and pioneered the pediatric radiation oncology service at MGH. Her founding directorship of the Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women’s Careers at MGH further reflects her commitment.

Dr. Tarbell has been consistently recognized as one of The Best Doctors of America and served on the national Children’s Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee for 30 years. She has authored more than 300 original publications and book chapters, and is the co-editor of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, now in its 6th edition.

She remains active in medicine. As part of another groundbreaking endeavor, Dr. Tarbell is the health and wellness director for Inspire Exercise Medicine in Naples, FL. She collaborates on clinical strategy and patient experience for this medical practice that prescribes exercise to prevent and manage chronic health conditions, including cancer.

*The contents of this post were taken from an announcement made by Mevion CEO Tina Yu with permission. 

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