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  • First Impression

    January 1, 2018

    2018 RSNA Board of Directors

    (From left) Mauro, Mahoney, Langlotz, Rao, Borgstede, Haffty, Jackson, Mahmood

    2018 RSNA Board of Directors

    James P. Borgstede, MD
    Colorado Springs

    Mary C. Mahoney, MD
    Liaison for Publications and
    , Cincinnati

    Bruce G. Haffty, MD
    Liaison for Science, New Brunswick, NJ

    Matthew A. Mauro, MD
    Liaison for Education, Chapel Hill, NC

    Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD
    Liaison for Information Technology
    and Annual Meeting
    , Menlo Park, CA

    Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD
    Liaison for International Affairs,
    Charlestown, MA

    Vijay M. Rao, MD
    President, Philadelphia

    Valerie P. Jackson, MD
    President-Elect, Tucson

    2018 RSNA Officers

    Vijay M. Rao, MD
    President, Philadelphia

    Valerie P. Jackson, MD
    President-Elect/Secretary- Treasurer, Tucson

    David C. Levin, MD
    First Vice President, Philadelphia

    Katherine P. Andriole, PhD
    Second Vice President, Dedham, MA

    Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD
    Third Vice President, Atlanta

    James P. Borgstede, MD
    Chairman, Colorado Springs

    Rao Elected RSNA President

    Roa  Rao

    Vijay M. Rao, MD, is RSNA president for 2018. A global authority on head and neck imaging, and also recognized for her health services research in radiology, Dr. Rao is the David C. Levin Professor and Chair of Radiology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and senior vice president and chair of Enterprise Radiology and Imaging at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia.

    Dr. Rao is a graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India’s premier medical school. She has been on the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital since completing her radiology residency in 1978. She served as residency program director, associate chair and then vice chair for education and co-director of the Neuroradiology/ENT division.

    In 2002, she was appointed chair of Jefferson’s Department of Radiology, becoming the first female chair of a clinical department in Jefferson’s history. In 2016, she was named senior vice president of Enterprise Radiology and Imaging at Jefferson Health. She is also a trustee of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals board.

    Dr. Rao has published over 220 peer reviewed articles, a dozen book chapters and 275 abstracts in medical literature, and has edited a popular atlas textbook on MRI and CT of the head and neck. She has given 300 presentations at national and international radiology meetings, including invited talks at other academic institutions, and several named lectures. An RSNA member since 1981, Dr. Rao has led numerous courses and sessions at RSNA annual meetings and served on the Health Services Policy & Research subcommittee of the RSNA Scientific Program Committee.

    Dr. Rao has served as president of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) and the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR). She has served the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation in a number of roles, including as a member of the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2011, and from 2016 to present. In 2011, she was named to the RSNA Board of Directors. In 2017, she served as president-elect of RSNA. She is also a member of the board of the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research and the Pennsylvania Radiologic Society. She has served on the editorial boards of multiple prestigious radiology journals.

    In 2005, she was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of 25 Women of Distinction throughout the region. In 2006, she received the APDR Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to radiology education nationally. In 2010, she received the Distinguished Radiologist Award from the American Association of Radiologists of Indian Origin. In 2014, she received the gold medal of the Association of University Radiologists. In 2014, she was also honored with the Marie Curie Award of the AAWR. She was recognized in 2017 by the Israel Radiological Society with honorary membership.

    Borgstede Named RSNA Board Chairman

    Borgstede  Borgstede

    James P. Borgstede, MD, was named chairman of the RSNA Board of Directors for 2018. Dr. Borgstede is the vice chair of professional services, clinical operations and quality for the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado.

    An RSNA member since 1976, Dr. Borgstede has served as a member of the Quality Committee and joined the Board in 2013 as the liaison for international affairs. Dr. Borgstede has been active on many committees of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation. He served on the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2014, the Corporate Giving Subcommittee from 2009 to 2012, the Finance Committee from 2012 to 2014, and was chair of the R&E Foundation from 2012 to 2014.

    Dr. Borgstede co-presented a 2005
    special focus session, “The Diffusion of Imaging and Peril of Inappropriate Utilization,” and delivered an Opening Plenary Session at RSNA 2007.

    He has served on the editorial board for the Journal of the American College of Radiology, where he currently serves as a reviewer. Since 2004, he has served on the editorial advisory board for American
    Family Physician

    Dr. Borgstede has held committee or leadership positions in organizations including the International Society of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU). He served as the American College of Radiology (ACR) chairman of the Board of Chancellors from 2004 through 2006 and president from 2006 through 2007. As a member of ACR he traveled multiple times to Grace Children’s Hospital Port-au-Prince where he worked as part of the Haiti Radiology Project. He is past president of the International Society of Radiology.

    Dr. Borgstede has received the gold medal and the William T. Thorwarth Award for Excellence in Economics and Health Policy from ACR. He received the University of Colorado Hospital President’s Award for Leadership.

    Dr. Borgstede received his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and completed his residency in 1978 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He has been professor of radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver since 2008.

    Jackson Named RSNA President-Elect

    Jackson  Jackson

    Valerie P. Jackson, MD, is president-elect for 2018. An expert in the field of breast imaging, Dr. Jackson is the executive director of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), a position she has held since 2014. She previously served on ABR’s board of trustees from 2001 to 2010.

    Dr. Jackson received her medical degree in 1978 from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1982. She is the Eugene C. Klatte Professor Emeritus and has held numerous academic appointments at Indiana University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Jackson has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 20 books and book chapters with an emphasis on breast imaging and radiologic education. She has served on the editorial boards and as a manuscript reviewer of multiple journals and served as associate editor and consultant to the editor for Radiology.

    An RSNA member since 1982, Dr. Jackson has served the Society in numerous roles, including as chair of the Refresher Course Committee and chair of the Breast Imaging Subcommittee of the Scientific Program Committee.

    She served as a member of the RSNA News Editorial Board from 2005 to 2008 and was a member of the Public Information Advisors Network from 1997 to 2017. She served RSNA as first vice president from 2008 to 2009 and was a member of the RSNA Centennial Committee. She served on the Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015 and joined the RSNA Board of Directors in 2012.

    She has held committee or leadership positions in radiologic organizations including the American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of University Radiologists, Academy of Radiology Research, Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

    Dr. Jackson is a fellow of the ACR and has received the gold medals of the SBI and ACR. The Valerie P. Jackson Education Fellowship also recognizes her work with ACR. Dr. Jackson delivered the Annual Oration in Diagnostic Radiology at RSNA 2002.

    Mahmood Named to RSNA Board

    Mhamood  Mahmood

    Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, a leading researcher and sought-after mentor, joins the RSNA Board of Directors as the liaison for international affairs.

    Dr. Mahmood is vice chair for precision imaging in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. An accomplished researcher, he has received more than $20 million in grant funding as principal investigator, primarily from the National Institutes of Health.

    Dr. Mahmood has guided more than 60 research trainees, many of whom have become academic medical faculty, and a number who have received their own research funding as principal investigator under his direct mentorship.

    He is a past chair of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Grant Program Committee and serves as a member of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. He has also served as vice chair of RSNA’s Committee on Scientific Affairs and as an associate editor of Radiology, among other RSNA activities. Dr. Mahmood received an RSNA R&E Foundation Research Resident grant in 2000.

    Dr. Mahmood is chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Nuclear
    Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), and chair of the SNMMI Scientific
    Program Committee.

    Dr. Mahmood did his postdoctoral work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center focused on tumor energetics and membrane physiology, studied using 31P nuclear MR (NMR) spectroscopy.

    In Memoriam

    Bradley  Bradley

    William G. Bradley Jr., MD, PhD, renowned for his work in clinical MRI, died Nov. 20 in La Jolla, CA. He was 69.

    A distinguished professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Dr. Bradley authored Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the first general text in the field of MRI, and published over 200 papers, 54 chapters and 20 additional textbooks.

    Dr. Bradley was known for his exuberant personality as well as his solid body of work as a clinician, researcher and leader. As chair of the Department of Radiology at UCSD from 2002-2015, he is credited with building a formidable research program.

    Highly recognized for his contributions particularly to MRI research and practice, Dr. Bradley was awarded the gold medals of the RSNA, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR). He was also awarded honorary membership by ISMRM.

    In addition to his career contributions to the science of MRI, Dr. Bradley was a fervent leader in organized radiology. He served as president of ISMRM and as a member and vice president of the ACR Board of Chancellors. Over the years he also volunteered his time and expertise to the boards of the ARRS, AUR, International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology and Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management.

    Dr. Bradley was trustee of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation and chairman of RSNA’s R&E Fund Development Committee. Most recently he co-chaired the R&E Foundation’s Inspire-Innovate-Invest Campaign, working tirelessly in support of a five-year fundraising effort that will close at the end of 2017.

    A native of California, Dr. Bradley earned his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Technology and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Princeton, all in chemical engineering. He completed his medical degree and training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). While at UCSF his work focused on “translating” the physics of MRI for other radiologists. His research later focused on MRI of flow phenomena, hemorrhage, stroke, multiple sclerosis and MRI of hydrocephalus.

    A memorial service will take place on Sunday, January 21, at 2 p.m. at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum at UCSD.

    Donations in memory and celebration of William G. Bradley Jr., MD, PhD, can be sent to the RSNA R&E Foundation, 820 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523, online at RSNA.org/Donate or by calling 1-877-776-2636.

    Levitt Levitt

    Seymour “Sey” Levitt, MD, DSc

    Former RSNA president and an international leader in cancer treatment — particularly in radiation oncology for breast and prostate cancer — Seymour “Sey” Levitt, MD, DSc, died on Sept. 30, in Minnesota. He was 89.

    Dr. Levitt completed his medical degree at the University of Colorado, Denver, in 1954. Following military service as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957, he completed his residencies in internal medicine and radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He began his career at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, until he was appointed chief of the division of radiation therapy at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City. In 1970, Dr. Levitt was named professor of radiation oncology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and head and clinical chief of the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at the University of Minnesota Hospital (now the University of Minnesota Health). He retired from both positions in 1999. He served as foreign adjunct professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, from 2002 to 2014.

    He served as president of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists (ASTRO) and the American Radium Society (ARS). His contributions to the specialty were recognized with gold medals from both organizations.

    Dr. Levitt served as RSNA president in 1999 and as chair of the Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees in 2002. He was a manuscript reviewer for RadioGraphics and the author of more than 250 articles, books and chapters. He gave the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology during the 1985 RSNA annual meeting and was honored with the RSNA Gold Medal in 2004.

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