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Dr. Brady spends a couple of days a week working at the
Dr. Brady's groundbreaking efforts in radiation oncology, have
Philadelphia Cyberknife Cancer Treatment Center, where he is been recognized with more than two dozen awards from societies
the medical director. He also still sees patients at Hahnemann, 69 in the U.S. and around the world. Included among those honors
years after getting his medical degree. He said the technological - the American Medical Association Distinguished Service Award
advances have been stunning during that time, but there is still a Gold Medal, in 1999.
need - a necessity -- to sit down and listen to each patient.
In that same year, he received the Philadelphia County Medical
"I don't do electronic health records, because I'm not going to
sit there and look at a computer screen and miss talking to you
and picking up body language communication. And I don't do
15 minutes. I do however long it takes to do the job that needs to
be done. I do a consort that can be an hour-and-a-half."
He said he can still do it his way because he has an extraordinary
team of people working with him. But he emphasized that the
most important thing a doctor must do is take care of the patient.
And getting to know the patient is a crucial part of the job. To
him, it defines the term "good physician."

"I've always believed that you should
be first, a very good physician, second, a
very good oncologist, and third, good at
radiation therapy - in that order."
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Society's highest honor, the Strittmatter Award. Dr. Brady has been
a member of PCMS since 1956.
All of this, and he still has found time to help develop some of
the greatest painters and musicians of the age. He has had a long
relationship with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, once serving
as chairman of its Executive Committee. He is still a member
of its Board of Trustees. In 1996 the museum announced the
establishment of the Luther W. Brady Curatorship of Japanese Art.
He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Opera
Company of Philadelphia, the Settlement Music School and
Curtis Institute of Music of Philadelphia. He supports music and
art programs for grade school children because he sees little being
done today in public schools, to educate them in those disciplines.



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