We are pleased to announce that on June 16, 2016, American Shared Hospital
Services, a leading provider of technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical
and radiation therapy services, awarded the 2016 Leksell Gamma Knife Society
Pioneer Award to David Larson, MD, PhD. Among his many roles, Dr. Larson
is a radiation oncology physician at Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Gamma Knife Program. He has an office at the WTMF Neurosurgery clinic,
also known as the Bell Neurosciences Institute of Silicon Valley, at 2500
Mowry Avenue, Suite 222.
The Leksell Gamma Knife Society Pioneers in Radiosurgery Award is bestowed
upon researchers who have consistently pioneered new approaches and methods
that enhance the results of Gamma Knife surgery. According to AMS Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Ernest A. Bates, MD, “Dr. David Larson
is widely recognized for seminal contributions to radiosurgery. He was
among the first to suggest that radiosurgery alone could be adequate for
the treatment of brain metastases.” He also says that the award
recognizes Dr. Larson’s lifetime of accomplishments and his dramatic
impact on the field of radiation oncology.
Dr. Larson serves as co-medical director of the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience
Institute’s Gamma Knife Program and is a professor emeritus of Radiation
Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. Read the full
here to learn more about Dr. Larson and this prestigious award.