Dr. Peter Paximadis named Educator of the Year by Radiation Oncology residents

June 2016

Peter Paximadis, M.D., an assistant professor of Radiation Oncology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been named an Educator of the Year for 2016 by the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents. The award was presented to Dr. Paximadis at the resident graduation dinner held June 10 in Troy, Mich.

Each radiation oncology residency program selects one faculty member to receive the annual award for outstanding teaching and mentorship of residents.

“We have an outstanding group of residents, and participating in their education is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. It was an incredible honor to be recognized with this award,” Dr. Paximadis said.

He graduated from the School of Medicine in 2008. He completed his Radiation Oncology residency with the school in 2013. The Wayne State University Physician Group attending physician is a member of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program’s Resident Education Committee, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American Board of Radiology.

Radiation Oncology resident Dr. Mark Zaki receives Roentgen Research Award

June 2016

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Mark Zaki, M.D., a third-year resident in the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology Residency Program, received the Radiological Society of North America’s Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award for his scholarly activity in the last year.

He received the award at the resident graduation dinner, held June 10 in Troy, Mich.

Program directors from participating North American residency programs select their own honoree for the annual award, which recognizes and encourages outstanding residents and fellows in radiologic research.

“I was overwhelmed by this recognition. I have been fortunate to work with a team of talented and dedicated researchers,” Dr. Zaki said. “Two of my faculty mentors have received this award in the past when they were WSU residents, and it is particularly meaningful for me to receive this award now with their guidance.”

He thanked attending physician Peter Paximadis, M.D., an assistant professor of Radiation Oncology who has supported and instructed him through several projects; Division of Radiation Oncology Chief Harold Kim, M.D., who involved him in protocol writing for an institutional study; and Residency Program Director Steven Miller, M.D., who Dr. Zaki said strongly supports and encourages resident research.

“At WSU, we have tremendous, dedicated faculty members and a solid infrastructure in place to support resident education and research,” Dr. Zaki added.

The award recognized three first-author publications and several awards and presentations. Dr. Zaki won the Cureus Exceptional Responders in Oncology publishing competition, and presented talks at the 2015 American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting and 2016 Michigan Radiological Society annual meeting. He also received a Best Essay travel award from the American College of Radiation Oncology.

Congratulations, Dr. Hurst!

June 2016

Newton J. Hurst, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. received his diploma as a graduate of the DMC / WSU Radiation Oncology Residency Program at a dinner attended by faculty and his fellow residents.

Dr. Hurst will be joining Loyola University as a faculty member this summer.

Congratulations, Dr. Hurst!!

Radiation Oncology residents take top honors at Michigan Radiological Oncology meeting

April 2016

Arun G. Paul, M.D., Ph.D. and Mark Zaki, M.D., both 3rd year residents in the Radiation Oncology Residency Program, won second and third place, respectively, at the Michigan Radiological Society’s Fourth Annual Radiation Oncology Research Meeting held on April 21st in Plymouth, MI.  A total of 10 posters were presented from residents at various hospitals including Karmanos, Henry Ford, University of Michigan, Beaumont and the Detroit Medical Center.  Read more. 

Dr. Hurst to have manuscript published in peer-reviewed journal

March 1, 2016

Dr. Newton Hurst, a 4th year resident in the DMC Radiation Oncology Residency Program, has received notification that his manuscript, “Pretreatment Computed Tomographic Gross Tumor Volume (CT-GTV) Is Predictive of Persistence of Tracheostomy and PEG Tube in Patients Undergoing Larynx Preservation” has been accepted for publication in Head & Neck.  The manuscript is based on an abstract presented by Dr. Hurst at the American Radium Society’s 2014 Annual meeting.

Contributors on the manuscript include H.E. Kim, M.M. Dominello, L. M. Pereira, G. Dyson, P. Laszewski, N. Robinette, H. Lin, G. H. Yoo, and A. Sukari.

Congratulations, Dr. Hurst!


Dr. Zaki wins First Place in Competition / Travel Award from ACRO

February 25, 2016

Dr. Mark Zaki, a 3rd year resident in the Radiation Oncology Residency Program, has won first place in the Cureus Exceptional Responders in Oncology for his case report, “Unresectable Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma of the Neck: Early Tumor Response to Chemoradiotherapy.”

The article was written with support from Dr. Harold Kim, Pamela Laszewski, RN, Dr. Naweed Raza, Dr. Natasha Robinette, Dr. Husain Saleh, Dr. Ammar Sukari.  You can read the article by clicking here.

Dr. Zaki has also been selected as a winner of an Essay Travel Award by the Resident Committee of the American College of Radiation Oncolgy (ACRO).  The travel award will be used towards attending the ACRO Annual meeting which takes place March 17-19 in Orlando, Florida.

Great job and congratulations, Dr. Zaki!

Dr. Hart named Educator of Year by Residents

September 21, 2015

Kimberly B. Hart, M.D., assistant professor of (Radiation) Oncology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been named an Educator of the Year for 2015 by the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents.

The award, presented annually, recognizes outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Each radiation oncology residency program may nominate one faculty member for the award.   

Members of the Radiation Oncology Residency Program presented the award to Dr. Hart on June 12th during the resident graduation dinner. “I was thrilled to be honored by our residents,” said Dr. Kimberly Hart, upon receiving the award. “I enjoy teaching and learn many things from them as well!”

Dr. Hart works in the Charach Cancer Treatment Center at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, Michigan where she is also the Vice Chief of Staff.

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