Nationally renowned radiation oncologist joins UTHSC
The Health Science Center has appointed Dr. David Hussey as a new clinical professor in the department of radiation oncology. He joined the UTHSC faculty in January and brings 32 years of experience to the team. "I think there are a lot of exciting things going on in radiation oncology and probably the most exciting are the ones that you'll see here," Dr. Hussey said. "The Health Science Center is really a pioneer in the development of new radiation oncology techniques."
Dr. Hussey began his career in Houston where he worked as a fellow and eventually a professor at the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He remained in Houston for 16 years before moving to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Hussey took a position as director in the division of radiation oncology and remained in Iowa until taking a sabbatical last year. He says the decision to come to the UTHSC was an easy one. "I was impressed with the quality of the facility here. It can't be matched anywhere in terms of the type of equipment we have," Dr. Hussey said. "And the people here are delightful."
Dr. Hussey brings with him a spirit of collaboration and creativity in the fight against cancer. "When I started my career in radiology in the late '60s, many places did not use a multidisciplinary approach to cancer," Dr. Hussey said. "But now we are putting our heads together, and I think that's the way to go. I think now we see there are advantages of each therapy and we try to exploit the advantages of those treatments."
In addition to his UTHSC duties, Dr. Hussey is chairman of the board of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, a board member for the Radiological Society of North America, a trustee on the American Board of Radiology and a member of the Residency Review Committee for Radiation Oncology Residents.
Good Housekeeping has listed him six times as one of the 184 best breast cancer physicians in the United States. His colleagues say he's one of the best in his field.
"Dr. David Hussey is one of the most respected academic physicians in radiation oncology," said Dr. Terence S. Herman, chairman of the department of radiation oncology. "David brings immeasurable clinical experience as well as nationally recognized dedication to resident teaching. His presence makes us a much stronger department."
Dr. Hussey will continue to instruct part time while he fulfills his obligations to his national committees.
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