Luther W. Brady, M.D. awarded George Washington University President’s Medal

Greg Spurlock, President of Alliance Oncology, announced that Luther W. Brady M.D., Director of Medical Research at The CyberKnife Center of Philadelphia, was awarded George Washington University President’s Medal.

“Everyone at Alliance Oncology would like to congratulate Dr. Brady on winning this prestigious award,” said Spurlock.  “Dr. Brady has dedicated his life to the field of radiation oncology and many patients and physicians have benefited from his wisdom and experience.  He is very deserving of this award and we feel honored to have him be a part of the Alliance Oncology team.”

The George Washington University President’s Medal, the highest honor the university president can award, recognizes individuals who have exhibited courage, character and leadership in their chosen fields and who exemplify the ability of all human beings to improve the lives of others. 

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 600 papers 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-Yeager Eds.).  He has won over thirty medals for his contribution to the medical field 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 Jefferson Medical College and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  He has had appointments at Harvard Medical School, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and has spent the majority of his career in Philadelphia first at the University of Pennsylvania, and since 1959, at Hahnemann University Hospital.

He is a physician with an extraordinary range of interests and activities, and George Washington University chose to honor him for his support and contributions to medicine and the fine arts.  In spite of extensive commitments throughout the United States and around the world, he continues to be directly involved in patient care, the teaching of undergraduate medical students and post-graduate training of residents in radiation oncology.

Dr. Brady was presented the award by George Washington University President Steven Knapp on George Washington’s Foggy Bottom Campus on May 16.  Prior to this award, George Washington University bestowed Dr. Brady the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award (1991), the GW Society Medal (1995) and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree (2004).