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Give to the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees

Help Fund the Future of Cancer Treatment

The Department of Radiation Oncology plays a critical, life-saving role for patients at the University of Maryland. Your financial support for enhancing academic, research, and clinical activities is essential to this program.

The Department of Radiation Oncology is one of the world’s leading treatment, research, and training centers with the most advanced treatment modalities available.  

Your gift may support the following:

  • Funding for the Radiation Oncology Program of Excellence will allow our specialists to bring their cutting-edge innovations to the bedside where they may directly improve patient outcomes.
  • The Patient Assistance Fund provides a safety net for financially disadvantaged patients by providing assistance with expenses related to radiation treatment.
  • The Virtual Needs Pantry is used to assist patients experiencing financial difficulty with needs such as transportation, housing, and medications. Gifts to the Magic Castle Fund provide special wishes to seriously ill pediatric patients.
  • Whether it’s endowing a professorship to support world-class faculty and research, bringing leading experts to campus to share their knowledge, or in clinical care, your gift can be designated toward the area of greatest need in the department.
  • You may also recognize your physician with a gift that can go towards their individual work.

For more information about giving opportunities in the Department of Radiation Oncology, please contact Melissa Breslin at mbreslin1@umm.edu or 410-328-8450.

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Help Fund the Next Generation of Cancer Treatment Specialists

Dr. Karl Prado

Karl L. Prado, PhD, FACR, FAAPM
1950–2018

As a leading teacher and innovator, Dr. Karl Prado set new standards for achievement in education, practice guidelines, quality measures, and basic and clinical research. He dedicated himself to clinical program development and the advancement of new technologies in radiation oncology. He was a seminal figure in defining and implementing radiation measurement, dosimetry techniques, and protocols for sophisticated treatment planning delivery, so that every treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

The Department of Radiation Oncology seeks to fundraise $1 million and will invest $1 million in matching funds to establish this endowment. The Prado Endowment will allow us to continue to advance education and training of talented medical students, medical and physics residents, fellows, nurses, and dosimetrists in radiation oncology for generations to come.