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WSU SOM Radiation Oncology Department Honors Karmanos Physician Jordan Maier and Chief Resident Michael Dominello at Grad Dinner

Jordan Maier, M.D.

Michael Dominello, D.O.

Two Karmanos Cancer Center physicians were recognized with awards voted on by their fellow physicians at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology’s annual resident graduation dinner held this summer.

Jordan Maier, M.D., medical director of Karmanos’ Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center and assistant professor of Radiation Oncology at WSU SOM, was named Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. The award recognizes outstanding teachers and mentors of radiation oncology residents. Each radiation oncology residency program may nominate one faculty member for the award, and a total of 56 recipients were selected in the country.

He received his medical degree from WSU SOM in 2001 and completed his residency in the WSU program at Karmanos in 2006. He joined the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Wayne State University Physician Group in 2008.

“I was very honored to be recognized by the residents this year,” Dr. Maier said. “It is very gratifying to help mold future radiation oncologists. My objective is for residents to learn the science of medicine as well as how to deliver care in a compassionate manner. We have a tremendous group of residents dedicated to learning and I was overwhelmed by the recognition.”

Michael Dominello, D.O., was given the Radiological Society of North America’s Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award for his scholarly activity in the department. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding residents and fellows in radiologic research at participating North American residency programs. Program directors or department chairs choose their own institution’s honoree. Dr. Dominello is the department’s chief resident and is in his fourth year of the five-year residency program.

“Senior residents who have received this award in the past have served as my personal clinical research mentors. To receive this award myself was very special,” he said. “I would like to thank Dr. Andre Konski, our department chair, and Dr. Steven Miller, our program director, for always encouraging resident research initiatives within our program, as well as Dr. Michael Joiner and Dr. Gilda Hillman for their time and assistance in my RSNA grant submission.”

Dr. Dominello was recognized by the Michigan Radiological Society in April for a study on endometrial cancer, and received a scholarship award from the American College of Radiation Oncology in February for his essay on obstacles to outcomes reporting in radiation oncology practices.


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