Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: State University of New York Health Science Center
Location: Syracuse, New York, United States
Robert Sagerman, Professor Emeritus at the State University of the Health Science Center in Syracuse New York, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radiology and education.
Growing up, Dr. Sagerman was fortunate to watch his father practice as a physician, which helped inform his own decision to go into the medical field. After earning a Bachelor of Science and an MD from New York University in 1951 and 1955, respectively, he continued with an internship at Nassau University Medical Center and residencies at Charity Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He carried on with his career in academics, first teaching at Tulane University before joining the faculty at Stanford University. He returned to New York in 1964, accepting an assistant professor position at Columbia University until 1968. In 1968, he joined the SUNY system as a professor and remained there until retiring as professor emeritus in 2003. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Sagerman specialized in radiation oncology.
In addition to these positions, Dr. Sagerman consulted for Crouse Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Community General Hospital and the Syracuse VA Medical Center. He served as a captain in the US Air Force from 1957 to 1959. Dr. Sagerman has had many highlights in his career. They are all inter-connected and are the result of accomplishing his self-set goals. Firstly, he treated cancer patients with radiation oncology. He then became a professor and taught students, many of whom went on to be accomplished in radiation oncology. Finally, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, he changed the treatment for a particular cancer that was universally taught as “radiation sensitive” not “radiation curable”.
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