Dr. William F. "Bill" Hartsell
William F. "Bill" Hartsell, M.D., has been an influential member of society through his dedication to education, career, service to others and his family. Hartsell was born in Altus to Henry F. Hartsell, Sr., a United States Air Force veteran, and Sue Bryce Hartsell. He graduated as valedictorian at Altus High School in 1978. Through his dedication, commitment and extraordinary effort, he was awarded an Associate in Science degree from Western Oklahoma State College in July of the same year. Immediately following, Hartsell went on to complete his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and by the age of 23, he had completed his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Medical School in Oklahoma City. Hartsell is board certified in Radiation Oncology and possesses expertise in many forms of radiation therapy. He has directed multiple national and international medical studies, published and presented numerous papers and given national lectures on topics regarding radiation and cancer treatment. Hartsell has played a major role in opening the first ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Illinois, where he acts as medical director and is president of Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd. He has practiced and taught in numerous facilities throughout the country, including Illinois, Tennessee and Oklahoma. He holds memberships in societies and groups such as the American Society of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, Children's Oncology Group, Radiation Thearapy Oncology Group and many other organizations. He was on the board of directors for the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society for twelve years. He has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Radiology and the American College of Radiation Oncology. Hartsell is married with four children. When asked why he chose radiation oncology, he states " I was interested in another field, but when I saw the positive effect radiation therapy had on a patient's quality of life during medical school, I knew this was the specialty for me. I love the rapidly changing technologic advances and how they improve patient care."