Former RSNA President Donaldson Receives ASCO Mentorship Award


The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) named Sarah S. Donaldson, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine (SUSM) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, as its inaugural Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award recipient.

Dr. Donaldson, who served as RSNA president in 2013, received her award during the recent ASCO annual meeting in Chicago. An international leader in pediatric radiation oncology for four decades, Dr. Donaldson has mentored countless trainees and young oncologists, providing them with both personal and professional guidance.

ASCO created the award to recognize an extraordinary female leader in oncology who is a role model and mentor and who demonstrates a commitment to the professional development of female colleagues.

Dr. Donaldson is the Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at SUSM. She is also associate director of the residency program for Stanford’s Department of Radiation Oncology and chief of the Radiation Oncology Service at the Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford.

A past member of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Honors Council, Dr. Donaldson currently represents RSNA at the Academy of Radiology Research and is a member of the RSNA Bylaws and Resolutions Committee.