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Lawrence Marks, MD, FASTRO

Department Chair Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research

Area of interest

Clinically, I am interested in the treatment of lung and breast cancers, as well as in methods to understand (and prevent) radiation-associated normal tissue injury. I am also very interested in patient safety, and am passionate about the application of industrial engineering principles to our clinical practices in order to make our processes more reliable, safe. I am active locally and nationally in efforts to address these issues.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly
  • 2018 Honorary Membership, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • 2018 Buschke Lecture, University of California San Francisco
  • 2014 RSNA (Radiologic Society of North America) Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology
  • 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Invited lecturer nationally at MD Anderson Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Yale, among others
  • Invited lecturer internationally in Vienna, Austria; Tel Aviv, Israel; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Shanghai, China; and Manila, Philippines, among others
  • Recently awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Lance Armstrong Foundation to study radiation induced heart and lung injury
  • Recognized for clinical excellence by Red Book Magazine, Castle Connolly, and Good Housekeeping Magazine
  • Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research
  • Radiation Oncology