School of Medicine

Varun Sehgal, PhD, named Outstanding Reviewer

UC Irvine’s Varun Sehgal, PhD, has been selected as one of the recipients of the Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2013 by the editorial board of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology/Biology, Physics.

Sehgal is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Medical Physics at UC Irvine’s Department of Radiation Oncology, part of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was commended by the editorial board for his many thoughtful, insightful and timely contributions to the journal’s peer review process.

Nineteen reviewers from across North America and Europe were selected for this award. The awardees will be recognized in the April issue of the journal as well as on the journal website

Sehgal came to UC Irvine in 2003 from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn. He earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at University of Florida in Gainesville and underwent training in Radiation Oncology Physics at the Mayo Clinic.

International Journal of Radiation Oncology/Biology, Physics, known in the field as the Red Journal, publishes original laboratory and clinical investigations related to radiation oncology, radiation biology, medical physics, and both education and health policy as it relates to the field. It is the official journal of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

The American Society of Radiation Oncology is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology and physics, the Society’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results, and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving socio-economic health care environment.