C. Ronald Koons, MD, FACPC. Ronald Koons, MD, received his B. S. degree from Purdue University in 1951, his M. D. degree from the University of Maryland in 1955 and his M.M.Sc. degree from Ohio State in 1957.He served two years in the U. S. Navy at Bethesda, Maryland in Nuclear Medicine.He
became Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Radiation Therapy.As Assistant Professor he taught at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with joint appointments in cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy.He was a Special Fellow in Radiation Therapy at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Institute in Houston, Texas.He was the prime developer of the Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho was a model community cancer center for the next five years.He is and has been on the clinical faculty of the University of California, Irvine for over 20 years as Associate, and now Clinical Professor.He currently is Chair of the Ethics Committee and Co-Chair of the Palliative Care Task Force at the University Medical Center.He has also been a part-time physician for three hospices in Orange County.He
is a co-facilitator for a support group of patients with serious and/or life threatening disease, and counsels patients and families about cancer and its management.He is a colon cancer supervisor and speaks to lay and professional groups about cancer, how to communicate with physicians, and how to talk with family and friends.He
is a speaker for the American Cancer Society
Orange County Unit.He recently was appointed a member of Consumer Advocates in Research Related Activities (CARRA), a part of the NCI's Director's Consumer Liaison Group educating the public about the National Cancer Institute's activities and resources.