Louis Potters, MD, FACR, FASTRO is chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health and professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is also immediate past Chair of the Northwell Health Physician Partners Board of Governors and executive Committee.
Dr. Potters is a practicing radiation oncologist and an internationally recognized expert in the management and treatment of prostate cancer. He has authored more than 100 publications, book chapters and editorials. Board-certified in internal medicine and radiation oncology, Dr. Potters previously served as Medical Director of the New York Prostate Institute, a not-for-profit research program and is a past associate member of radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School (Now Rutgers Medical School), and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.
Dr. Potters has served as a board member and in many other leadership roles for the American Society of Radiation Oncology and other medical societies. He has authored several key national cancer treatment guideline documents for radiation oncology. Dr. Potters has been a consultant for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Quality Forum and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has served as an executive committee member for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer program, and has served on several US Department of Health and Human Services committees and panels. He is a senior editor of Practical Radiation Oncology, on the editorial board of Oncology and Brachytherapy and reviews for other medical journals.
Dr. Potters oversees one of the largest radiation oncology departments with a faculty and staff devoted to excellent patient care, research and the education of tomorrow's oncologists. The department is recognized as a pioneer for high quality and safe cancer care through its Smarter Radiation OncologyÃ® initiative.