Dr.. Prabhakar Tripuraneni, head of radiation oncology at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., and chief medical officer at Cleveland, Ohio-based ViewRay, Inc., has been selected to receive a Gold Medal from the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
The award, ASTRO’s highest honor and given to its members who have made outstanding contributions to radiation oncology, will be presented at ASTRO’s annual meeting in September.
“Over the course of a long and distinguished career, Tripuraneni has made unique contributions as both a clinical scientist and tireless voluntary leader in the field of radiation oncology," said Dr. Christopher Rose, a former ASTRO gold medalist.
Tripuraneni, who served as president of ASTRO in 2004-2005, is a graduate of Guntur Medical College in south India and a pioneer in coronary vascular brachytherapy.
In 2009 the Indian American became chief medical officer at ViewRay, a privately held medical device company.