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The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) is a non-profit organization supported by proton center members and is the Voice of the Proton Community. The NAPT promotes education and public awareness for the clinical benefits of proton beam radiation therapy. Founded in 1990, NAPT is an advocate for the advancement of proton therapy. It serves as a resource center for patients, physicians and health care providers, universities, academic medical centers, hospitals, cancer centers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other health care agencies, the U.S. Congress and staff, and the news media.

We are strong advocates for patient access to proton therapy as a superior form of radiation treatment for cancerous tumors that can result in less morbidity and minimum to no side effects.

Supporting operating center members:

Other operating centers:

  • Francis H. Burr Proton Center at Mass. General Hospital

  • Laurie Proton Therapy Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

  • St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, Memphis, TN

  • UCSF Ocular Tumor Proton Radiation Program, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory, San Francisco, CA

Supporting members under construction:

NAPT Board of Directors:

Scott Warwick, Board Chair, Provision Healthcare
Stuart Klein, Immediate Past Chair, University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute John B. Frick, Secretary, ProCure Treatment Centers
Ryan Barrett, Treasurer, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Bill Hartsell, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center
Yoly Magana, James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Health
Vickie Miller, RN, Mayo Clinic - Arizona
Fern Nibauer-Cohen, The Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn Medicine
Dr. Carl Rossi, Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Joy Godby, Advisor to the Board, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Jim Metz, Advisor to the Board, The Roberts Proton Therapy Center
at Penn Medicine

Dr. Minesh Mehta, Advisor to the Board, Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Ian Spatz, Advisor to the Board, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Leonard Arzt, Board Member Emeritus, NAPT