Pioneer of the Industry
Dr. Craig Stevens earned his M.D. and and his Ph.D. in tumor cell biology from Northwestern University. He completed his radiology residency and his radiation oncology fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Stevens currently practices as a radiation oncologist at Beaumont Health in Michigan, where he also serves as System Chair of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Stevens holds an additional appointment as Department Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Dr. Stevens is known for helping pioneer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. His special areas of interest include asbestos-related cancers like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Dr. Craig Stevens is known for helping pioneer Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma.
Advances in Radiology
When Dr. Stevens first pioneered IMRT with his colleagues, he aimed to deliver the maximum dose of radiation to cancer cells, but needed to find a way to avoid healthy tissue nearby. He learned how to develop alternative methods to set targets through IMRT therapy. Dr. Stevens asserts we have witnessed a definite shift in technological advances in recent years. Thanks to radiation planning, beam-targeting capabilities, and image guidance, we are now better able to treat mesothelioma than ever before.