NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18 Radiation Oncology Services ofAmerica, Inc. (ROSA), a subsidiary of Ambulatory Services of America, Inc.,announced today the inaugural meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board inDallas, Texas on September 12, 2008. The Scientific Advisory Board iscomprised of a diverse group of leaders in the radiation oncology field. Itwill advise ROSA on numerous scientific and clinical issues including researchinitiatives, practice patterns and emerging technologies. Board membersinclude: Lawrence R. Coia, M.D., of East Coast Radiation Oncology Associatesin Toms River, New Jersey; Dennis E. Hallahan, M.D., Chair of RadiationOncology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; Richard T. Hoppe,M.D., Chair of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University in Stanford,California; George E. Laramore, Ph.D., M.D., Chair of Radiation Oncology atthe University of Washington in Seattle, Washington; Erich Randolph, M.D., ofAtlanta Oncology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia; and J. Warner Ray, M.D., ofRadiation Oncology Services in Atlanta, Georgia.
The inaugural meeting was led by Vincent W. Dennis, M.D., Senior MedicalAdvisor for Ambulatory Services of America, who said, "The Scientific AdvisoryBoard will be a key instrument in positioning ROSA to improve its services toour radiation oncology partners and their patients now and in the future."Greg Merrill, Chief Operating Officer of ROSA, also participated and said,"The formation of the Scientific Advisory Board is another important step inROSA's commitment to build a healthcare company of the highest quality using aphysician-driven approach complemented by an experienced management team."
Tim Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ROSA's parentcompany, Ambulatory Services of America, said, "Physician leadership isessential to making sure that the best technology is available for the rightpatients at the right time. Bringing physician leaders together to be part ofthat important work is a key ROSA objective."
Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc., headquartered in Brentwood,Tennessee owns interests in, operates and manages 13 radiation therapyfacilities in five states. Ambulatory Services of America, Inc.,headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a diversified health care servicescompany that provides alternative site services in partnership withphysicians. ASA, through its primary subsidiaries Radiation Oncology Servicesof America, Inc. and Innovative Dialysis Systems, Inc., owns interests in,operates and manages a total of more than 50 facilities providing radiationoncology services and dialysis services in ten states and the territory ofGuam.
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