Alabaster oncologist earns prestigious fellowship

FROM STAFF REPORTS

ALABASTER – Dr. Christopher D. Jahraus, ABR Board Certified Radiation Oncologist at Generations Radiotherapy and Oncology PC and an affiliated physician with Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, recently obtained fellowship from the American College of Radiation Oncology, the essential professional society for success in the day-to-day practice of radiation oncology.

The ACRO Fellow designation is one of the highest honors that the college bestows on its distinguished members. The designation is conferred to ACRO members who have made outstanding contributions to the field and have displayed meritorious service to the college.

Upon graduating from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Jahraus completed an internship in Pediatrics at Washington University’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital and a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Kentucky.  While a resident at UK, he completed two visiting fellowships in pediatric radiation oncology -one at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and another at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Prior to entering private practice, Jahraus was an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was recognized with the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Circle of Excellence Award for dedication to patient care.

He has published more than 10 first-author research papers in peer-reviewed journals, including “International Journal of Radiation Oncology-Biology-Physics,” “Tumori,” and “Experimental Biology and Medicine,” among others. His research has resulted in the issuance of six patents worldwide.

Since entering private practice, Jahraus has enjoyed the ability to focus on the highest quality patient care foremost, offering a compassionate approach that appreciates patients as more than their diagnosis.