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Robert Slawson, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Associate Professor (Non-Adjunct Faculty)

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Education and Training

Undergraduate education: Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 1958, B.S. – Chemistry

Medical School: State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1962; M.D.

Internship (PGY 1): Youngstown Hospital Association, Youngstown, Ohio, Rotating; 6/1/1962 – 6/30/63

Residency Training: Walter Reed General Hospital, U. S. Army, Radiology, 9/1/64 – 8/31/67

Fellowship: Walter Reed General Hospital, U.S. Army, Therapeutic Radiology; 9/1/68 - 8/31/69

Fellow in the American College of Radiology in 1981

Active Duty Military Service: 7/15/63 – 7/31/71  - Began as Captain, left as Lieutenant Colonel

1971 Joined Faculty in Radiation Oncology Department, University of Maryland

1998 Retired after 27 years

1999 Returned as Part-time Adjunct Faculty

Highlighted Publications

Book:    Prologue to Change: African American Physicians in the Civil War, 2006, Frederick, MD; NMCWM   Press.

Recent Articles:  

1. Koltz, M. T.,Polifka,A. J., Saltos, A, Slawson, R. G., Kwok, Y., Aldrich, E. F., Simard, J. M.: Long-term Outcome of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations Graded by the Spetzler-Martin Classification. J Neurosurg, 2013, 118(1)74-83.

     2. Slawson, R. G.: Medical training in the United States Prior to      the Civil War. JEBCAM, 2012, 17(1): 8-27.


     4. Slawson, R. G.: The Development of Triage, Surgeon’s Call, 20(2):12-16, 2015


3.Slawson, R. G.: Henry Wilson, Patriot and Politician, Surgeon’s    Call, 21(Special Edition):9-12, 2016


Research Interests

Civil War Medicine

Clinical Specialty Details

Gamma Knife therapy and treatment of Intracranial disease.