Jeff Michalski, MD, the Carlos Perez Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology, has received the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association Faculty Achievement Award for his contributions to radiation oncology and to the improvement of patient care at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
Michalski, vice chair and director of clinical programs for the Department of Radiation Oncology and a Siteman Cancer Center member, is an international leader in the treatment of prostate and pediatric cancers. Colleagues in his field credit him with contributing greatly to the advancement of radiation oncology as a clinical discipline and to the development of innovative approaches to treatment planning and delivery of radiation therapy, including 3-D treatment planning and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), as well as treatment quality assurance. He has been a member of many national and international task forces and committees that have formulated important recommendations to set standards for the practice of radiation therapy.
Michalski leads Siteman’s clinical trials program and oversees clinical operations for radiation oncology at six facilities, including all five Siteman locations. He also is considered an outstanding mentor, teaching residents in urologic and pediatric oncology. He has held many national leadership positions. Currently, he is co-chair of the National Cancer Institute Genitourinary Cancers Steering Committee, as well as secretary-treasurer and board member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). He chairs the Radiation Oncology Committee of NRG Oncology, a multi-institutional cancer research group. Michalski has been honored with the School of Medicine’s Distinguished Clinician Award, as well as the Frank Ellis Medal from the Royal College of Radiologists and the British Institute of Radiology. He is a fellow of ASTRO and the American College of Radiology.
Michalski received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1986. After residency training at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, he joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1991. He received an MBA from the John Olin School of Business at Washington University in 2001. In 2004, he completed Harvard School of Public Health’s Leadership Development Program.