PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – June 7, 2016 — Greg Spurlock, President of Alliance Oncology, announced today that Luther W. Brady M.D., Director of Medical Research at The CyberKnife Center of Philadelphia, is being awarded his seventh honorary degree from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.
Complutense University, the largest university in Spain, will make this award of an honorary Doctorate of Science degree to Dr. Brady during a special ceremony at the university. He was recommended for the honor by Prof. Dr. Felipe A. Calvo, Hospital Vice-Dean of the Medical School and Chair-Professor at Complutense University.
Dr. Brady said, “I am very pleased to receive this honorary degree from Complutense University. It always represents a humbling but rewarding experience when you are recognized for the work that you have done.”
This will be Dr. Brady’s seventh honorary degree. His six previous degrees are a Doctor of Fine Arts from Colgate University in 1988, Doctor of Science from Lehigh University in 1990, Doctor of Medicine from Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University in 1996, Doctor of Medicine from the University of Heidelberg in 1997, Doctor of Fine Arts from George Washington University in May 2004, and a Doctor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in May 2009.
Dr. Brady is the founder of The CyberKnife Center of Philadelphia and one of the most distinguished pioneers in the field of radiation oncology. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on cancer treatment and has published more than 800 papers in peer review journals and led numerous clinical trials. Virtually every radiation oncologist in the world is familiar with his text books and the Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology (Brady-Yaeger Eds.). He has received 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.
“Everyone at Alliance Oncology is proud that Dr. Brady will receive such an honor,” said Spurlock. “Dr. Brady has contributed significantly over the years to the field of radiation oncology and this recognition of his hard work and dedication is much deserved.”
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.