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David J. Demanes, MD

Radiation Oncology

About

Preferred Name: D. Jeffrey Demanes

Dr. Demanes received his bachelor of arts degree from UC Berkeley and his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed residencies in internal medicine and radiation oncology at UCLA and his medical oncology fellowship at UCSF. He is the past chairman and president of the American College of Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Demanes specializes in brachytherapy, the surgical subspecialty of radiation oncology. He founded the California Endocurietherapy Center (CET) in 1981 and has performed more than 10,000 surgical radiation implants.

Dr. Demanes pioneered the use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy in prostate, head and neck, breast, GI, and gynecologic cancer. His research explores the novel use of brachytherapy in the treatment of cancer.

Organization Affiliations

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), member, 1982 - Present
     Chairman - Economics Committee, 1998 - 2006

California Radiological Society (CRS), member, 1988 - Present

American Medical Association (AMA), member, 1990 - Present

Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (ARFOC), member, 1995 - Present

American College of Radiology (ACR) member, 1988 - Present
     Member ASTRO-ACR Commission (Health Policy Subcommittee)

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO) member, 1984 - Present

  • Member, Clinical Practice Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Coding and Compliance Committee, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Joint Economics Committee (JEC), 2000 - 2004
  • Member of JEC Regulatory Sub-Committee, 2000 - 2004
  • Member, HPC (formerly HPEC) Task Force radio-immunotherapy, 2003 - 2007
  • Member, HPC (formerly HPEC) Task Force, Technology Assessment, 2003 - Present
  • Member, HPC (formerly HPEC) Code Utilization. & Application. Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Vice-Chair, HPC (formerly HPEC) Practice Management Committee, 2003 - 2006
  • Member, HPC (formerly HPEC) CPT Code Development Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Chair, HPC Regulatory Committee 2004 - 2007
  • Member, ASTRO Commission for the ACR, 2006 - Present
  • Chair Health Policy Committee 2007 - Present
  • Co-Chair, HPC of the Health Policy Council - Present
  • Member, HPC of the Code Development and Valuation Subcommittee - Present
  • Member, HPC of the Payment Systems Committee - Present

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) member, 1990 - Present

  • Economics Committee Member, 1998 - Present
  • Member Board of Chancellors, 2000 - Present
  • Chairman Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2003 & 2004
  • Vice President, 2003 & 2004
  • President, 2005 & 2006
  • Chairman of the Board, 2007 - 2009
  • Chairman Nominating Committee 2009

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
Therapeutic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1979
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978

Fellowships

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 1981
UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1981

Residencies

UCLA Dept of Radiation Oncology, 1979
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 1976

Internship

Kaiser Foundation Hospital- Oakland, 1975

Degree

UCLA Dept of Radiation Oncology, MD, 1974

Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Awards

Honors and Fellowship Awards
  • Fellow - American College of Radiation Oncology (FACRO) - 2007
  • Fellow - American College of Radiology (FACR) - 2007
  • Fellow - American Society Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (FASTRO) - 2008
  • Henry S. Kaplan Teaching Award - Radiation Oncology Faculty Teacher of the Year
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology - 2004
  • Golden Nugget Award Radiation Oncology Resident Teaching Award Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology 2007