Welcome from the Department Chair

portrait of John M. Buatti, MD chairman welcome

The Department of Radiation Oncology is a member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, a multi-disciplinary cancer care, research, and education team, centered at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Our mission is:

Be dedicated to improved compassionate patient care, research, and education through a synthesis of free radical science, advanced technologies and skilled professionals.

This means our department will lead the nation in radiation oncology.

The foundation for our success is our research to develop scientific knowledge extending the boundaries of current cancer care. We endeavor to make significant contributions to both basic and clinical research. Combining scientific knowledge, a world-class staff, and the best facilities and equipment, we are changing the face of radiation oncology.

As we develop the next generation of leaders in our field, we will develop the best education program available. Our program is marked by its commitment to mentorship, teaching, clinical training, and research.

The realization of our vision is only possible with the support and involvement of every member of our Radiation Oncology team. As a group, we create an environment that contributes to the quality of patient care while offering each of us a great place to work. The culture of the department fosters open communication, participation in innovation and problem solving, with an emphasis on recognition and the support of individual development.

I welcome you to our residency's website, and encourage you to contact us with any comments or questions you may have.

John M. Buatti, MD
Professor and Head, Radiation Oncology