Liaison for International Affairs, Colorado Springs, CO
P. Borgstede, M.D., an accomplished clinician and educator whose experience and
expertise in radiology economics, quality and safety, and healthcare politics
have made him a voice for the specialty, is the RSNA Board of Directors Liaison
for International Affairs.
RSNA as an organization is visionary and outstanding in both education and
research in imaging and image-guided therapies,” Dr. Borgstede said. “The RSNA
annual meeting is the venue for education and research presentations and
for radiologists around the world to meet face to face and discuss issues
relevant to the future of our specialty for the benefit of our patients.”
professor of radiology and vice chair of professional services, clinical
operations and quality at the University of Colorado, Denver, Dr. Borgstede is
president of the International Society of Radiology. He served as president of
the American Board of Radiology from 2012 to 2014.
Borgstede’s career has included both private practice and academic radiology.
He has spent his teaching career at the University of Colorado. For more than
25 years, he has worked to advance radiology through his service to and
leadership of numerous national and local radiologic and medical organizations.
Dr. Borgstede served on many American College of Radiology (ACR) committees and
task forces before becoming ACR chairman of the Board of Chancellors in 2004
and president in 2006. Since his presidency, he has continued to work with ACR
in capacities such as the Committee on International Service, with which he
traveled to Grace Children’s Hospital Port au Prince as part of the Haiti
Borgstede’s work with ACR included testimony before the U.S. House of
Representatives Ways and Means Health Subcommittee “Managing the Use of Imaging
Services” hearing in 2005 and the U.S. House Rural Healthcare Caucus
“Utilization Rates of Medical Imaging Equipment” hearing in 2009.
member of RSNA since 1976, Dr. Borgstede has been part of the annual meeting
refresher course faculty for many years. Dr. Borgstede has held numerous
positions with the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation,
including chair of the R&E Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2014. He served
on the RSNA Quality Improvement Committee from 2008 to 2010.
was the first organization he joined, Dr. Borgstede said, and he enjoys helping
the Society continue to extend its high-quality educational opportunities to
people across the globe. “I joined during my first year of residency, and I
still remember how I was immediately captivated by the organization and the
quality and breadth of the educational opportunities,” he said.
Borgstede served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American
College of Radiology (JACR) from 2004 to 2008 and currently serves
on the editorial advisory board of American Family Physician and as a
reviewer for JACR. He is a past-president of the Colorado Physician
Health Program, the Colorado peer-assistance program for physicians. He is also
a past-president of the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners.
has awarded Dr. Borgstede its William T. Thorwarth Jr., M.D., Award for
Excellence in Economics and Health Policy and its gold medal. Dr. Borgstede
also received the first gold medal awarded by the Colorado Radiological