Jiayi Huang, MD, has been named chief of the central nervous system (CNS)/Gamma Knife service at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He had been serving as interim chief since October 2019.
In the role, Huang oversees Gamma Knife, a form of radiation surgery that can eliminate brain tumors, and other radiation oncology services related to the central nervous system. He treats patients at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
“These roles play an important part in our mission to provide outstanding care for our patients and to lead clinical trial development and academic initiatives to advance the field of radiation oncology,” said Jeff M. Michalski, MD, the Carlos A. Perez Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology and vice chair and director for clinical programs at the Department of Radiation Oncology. “We look forward to his continued leadership.”
Huang, an associate professor of radiation oncology, joined the faculty in 2012. He has led investigations into the use of novel drugs in glioblastoma and meningioma and the late effects of treatment following radiation therapy for brain tumors.