Professor of Therapeutic Radiology
Clinical Research Program Leader
Yale Cancer Center
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
His clinical interest is in Image-Guided, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT, IMRT) for head and neck cancer. His primary research focus is on molecular biomarkers of radiation response, and combining chemotherapy and targeted agents with radiotherapy for patients with high-risk head & neck cancer.
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Colorado Hospital
President of ASTRO
Dr. Kavanagh’s current research interests include laboratory studies of how to enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy by blocking the action of macrophages that stimulate tumor regrowth after treatment, and he also has a special interest in Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for tumors elsewhere in the body. His recent publication list includes numerous peer-reviewed papers and abstracts directly related to SBRT, and he is co-editor of the first textbook of SBRT. He is involved in Health Policy decisions at the national level, serving on a Medicare Advisory Panel and is currently serving as the President of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).