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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 29 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

Vickie Miller, RN, MN, MBA
Board Chair

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

Stuart Klein
Secretary

Executive Director
University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute

Matthew Palmer, CMD, MBA
Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy Center

Jeffrey Bradley, MD

S. Lee Kling Endowed Professor of Radiation Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director
S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy
Chief, Thoracic Service
Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

Andrew Chang, MD

Medical Director, Pediatrics
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center

Abram Gordon, J.D.

Executive Director
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Proton Therapy Center

Andrew Knizley, MBA

President
ProCure Proton Therapy Center – Oklahoma

Yoly Magana, RN, MBA

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

Jennifer Maggiore, LCSW, OSW-C

Vice President of Patient Services
Ackerman Cancer Center

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

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

J. Isabelle Choi

J. Isabelle Choi, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Kristin Morris, MHA, MBA

Clinical Director of Technical Services
Texas Center for Proton Therapy

 

Jerry Rymar

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

 

Board Advisors

Jason Caron, JD

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

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

Ian Spatz, MS, JD

Senior Advisor
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Leonard Arzt

Board Member, Emeritus / Founder
National Association for Proton Therapy

Staff

Scott Warwick, BS, CMD

Executive Director
National Association for Proton Therapy

Cassidy Dowling

Program Manager
National Association for Proton Therapy