Vaneerat Ratanatharathorn, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Vaneerat Ratanatharathorn is Professor and founding Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is a board certified radiation oncologist. Her significant past academic positions include the directorship of the residency/fellowship training program at Wayne State University, membership of the American Board of Radiology Task Force for the Development of the Written Examination as well as serving as the oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology, instructor for the refresher course at the Radiologic Society of North America in bone metastases. Currently, she is still serving as a member of the Panel for the Appropriateness Criteria for Bone Metastases for the American College of Radiology and has done so since January 2001. She graduated from the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami in December of 1999 with a certificate of Concentration in Health Care Administration. She has functioned as the Chairman of the Department of Radiation oncology at the UAMS since December 2000. Under her leadership, the Department has successfully established three Divisions within the last 5-6 years: Clinical Radiation Oncology, Medical Radiation Physics and Informatics, and Biology. The Department has greatly broadened the spectrum of clinical services offered to patients with cutting edge technology and a team of academic and clinically experienced physicians and physicists. The Department has also founded educational and training programs in medical radiation physics and medical dosimetry (the latter in conjunction with the College of Health Related Profession) programs. In conjunction with the College of Health Related Profession and CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), the faculty of the Department also serves to instruct in the Radiation Therapy Technology program. These educational programs are established to provide a pool of highly trained professionals to lessen the manpower shortage in the State of Arkansas.