Arvin S. Glicksman, MD 1924 to 2020

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Department of Radiation Oncology; Quality Assurance Review Center/Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core

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Oncology | Radiation Medicine


Arvin S. Glicksman died January 3, 2020, at his home in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended high school. After graduating from the University of Chicago Medical School, he served a medical internship at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Atomic Energy Commission, Arvin was recruited by physicist Leo Szilard to work in radiation science at both Brookhaven National Laboratory and Duke University. Working on the Manhattan Project introduced him to the science of radiation medicine and its potential effect on cancer management and normal tissue tolerance. He joined the Memorial Hospital and Sloan Kettering Institute (now Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York), where he worked for 15 years. He received a Research Career Development Award by the National Institute of Health and continued his research at the Institute for Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England. He was on faculty at the Mount Sinai Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York before being recruited to begin the Radiation Medicine Program at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he remained active for the rest of his life.

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FitzGerald TJ. Arvin S. Glicksman, MD 1924 to 2020. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2020 Sep-Oct;10(5):301-303. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2020.05.003. PMID: 32888523. Link to article on publisher's site

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Practical radiation oncology

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