PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – June 15, 2016 — Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ), a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services, announced today that Luther W. Brady, M.D. is being made an Extraordinary International Academic Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Brady is the founder of The CyberKnife Center of Philadelphia and the current Director of Medical Research at Philadelphia CyberKnife, an Alliance Oncology radiation therapy center. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in cancer treatment and has published more than 800 papers in peer review journals and has led numerous clinical trials. Radiation oncologists around the world are familiar with his text books and the Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology (Brady-Yaeger Eds.). He has won over thirty medals for his contributions in medicine and has served as president of every major radiation oncology professional society.
Dr. Brady was born in North Carolina and received his undergraduate and medical degrees at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received post-graduate training in radiology and radiation oncology at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, and in Philadelphia at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has had appointments at the Harvard Medical School, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, but has spent the majority of his career in Philadelphia first at the University of Pennsylvania, and since 1959, at Hahnemann University Hospital, now Drexel University.
To be named an Extraordinary International Academic Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine, the candidate must be nominated by two full-members of the Royal Academy and the nominators must be from Complutense University, the largest university in Spain. Dr. Brady was nominated by Prof. Jose Luis Carreras, Professor of Nuclear Medicine, and Prof. Eduardo Diaz-Rubio, Professor of Medical Oncology.
The purpose of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine is to promote the progress of Spanish medicine, publish its historical background, and serve as a resource for medicine in Spain. The tasks and current projects of the Royal Academy include the Dictionary of Medical Terms, the announcement and awarding of Prizes, and computerization of its bibliographic material. It consists of fifty Academic Fellows and Honor Scholars, Corresponding National and Foreign Members, and Medals of Honor.
Dr. Brady will travel to Madrid to accept this honor at a ceremony held at the Royal Academy of at Medicine on Wednesday, June 22.
About Philadelphia CyberKnife
Philadelphia CyberKnife is a service of Delaware County Memorial Hospital, a member of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, and is an Alliance Healthcare facility. The center is located off the hospital’s main campus at 2010 West Chester Pike in Havertown, Pennsylvania. For more information about Philadelphia CyberKnife, please visit www.PhillyCyberKnife.com or call (610) 446-6850. Most insurance plans and Medicare are accepted.
About Alliance HealthCare Services
Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. We also operate freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional services clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (“ASC”) that are not owned by hospitals or providers. Diagnostic radiology services are delivered through the Radiology Division (Alliance HealthCare Radiology), radiation oncology services are delivered through the Oncology Division (Alliance Oncology), and interventional and pain management services are delivered through the Interventional Services Division (Alliance HealthCare Interventional Partners). Alliance is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services, an industry-leading operator of fixed-site imaging centers, and a leading provider of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. As of March 31, 2016, Alliance operated 601 diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy systems, including 117 fixed-site radiology centers across the country, and 32 radiation therapy centers and SRS facilities. With a strategy of partnering with hospitals, health systems and physician practices, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 45 states, where approximately 2,400 Alliance Team Members are committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit https://www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.
Photo: Luther W. Brady, M.D.