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About NAPT: The Voice of the Proton Community

The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to educate and increase awareness about the clinical benefits of proton therapy. Proton therapy is one of the most advanced methods of radiation treatment available today due to its unique ability to allow radiation treatment doses to be delivered to cancerous tumors while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissues and organs. Reducing unnecessary radiation for cancer patients results in the potential for fewer short and long term side effects.

The NAPT’s mission is to work collaboratively to;

  • educate and raise awareness of the clinical benefits of proton therapy among patients, providers, clinicians, payers, policymakers, and other stakeholders,
  • ensure patient choice and access to affordable proton therapy, and
  • encourage cooperative research and innovation to advance the appropriate and cost-effective utilization of proton therapy.

The NAPT’s supporting members include 40 of the nation’s leading cancer centers, a number of whom are National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN) members.

Board of Directors

Abram Gordon

Abram Gordon, J.D.
Board Chair

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Proton Therapy Center

Stuart Klein

Executive Director
University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute

Vickie Miller

Vickie Miller, RN, MN, MBA

Operations Administrator
Radiation Oncology / Infectious Disease
The Mayo Clinic – Arizona


Brian Baumann, MD

Radiation Oncologist
S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy at Siteman Cancer Center

Chris Chandler

Proton International – South Florida Proton Therapy Institute & University of Alabama Birmingham

Andrew Chang

Andrew Chang, MD

Medical Director, Pediatrics
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center

Ashish K. Chawla, MD

Chairman, Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology & Proton Therapy
Inova Schar Cancer Institute / Inova Mather Proton Therapy Center

Isabelle Choi, MD

Director of Research
New York Proton Center

Steven Frank, MD

Medical Director
MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

James Gray, MD

Medical Director
Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center – Nashville

Yoly Magana

Yoly Magana, RN, MBA *

Director, Clinical Operations
James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment & Research Center
Loma Linda University Health

Kristin Morris

Kristin A. Morris Heath, DBA, MBA, MHA

Director of Operations – Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Fern Nibauer-Cohen *

Director, Patient Engagement and Business Development
Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center Penn Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Jerry Rymar

Jerry Rymar *

Manager, Clinical Partnerships and Education
ProCure Proton Therapy Center – New Jersey

Katina Wood

Executive Administrator & Director of Operations
Emory Proton Therapy Center

Board Advisors

Jason Caron, JD

Joy Godby

Associate Director, Radiation Oncology
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Minesh Mehta, MD

Deputy Director
Chair, Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

James Metz, MD

Chair, Radiation Oncology
Henry K. Pancoast Professor
Executive Director, OncoLink
Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Leonard Arzt

Board Member, Emeritus / Founder
National Association for Proton Therapy

Jeff Bradley

Jeffrey Bradley, MD

Keller Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology
Executive Departmental Interim Chair
Emory University School of Medicine – Winship Cancer Institute


Jennifer Maggiore, LCSW, OSW-C

Executive Director
National Association for Proton Therapy

JJ Vitale

Director of Communications & Member Engagement
National Association for Proton Therapy

Sarah Galen

Director of Education
National Association for Proton Therapy

Trayvia Watson

Program Manager
National Association for Proton Therapy