Meet the course directors and faculty members who will lead you through Implementing and Evaluating AI for Radiology.

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William W. Boonn, MD

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William Boonn, MD, is the chief medical officer at Rad AI, Inc. He is also a practicing cardiovascular radiologist at the University of Pennsylvania and co-founder and CEO at Equium Intelligence, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Rad AI. Dr. Boonn is also a co-founder and former CEO of Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Nuance Communications, Inc. in 2016) where he continued as chief medical information officer.

Dr. Boonn completed his diagnostic radiology residency and cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and an additional imaging informatics fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Boonn has been active in national and international radiology societies and organizations, including chair and committee positions with RSNA and the American College of Radiology. Previously, he was a Board member at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. Dr. Boonn is currently a Board member at the Cobbs Creek Foundation and a member of Robin Hood Ventures.

Nina E. Kottler, MD, MS

Nina E. Kottler, MD, MS, has been a practicing radiologist specializing in emergency imaging for more than 17 years. Combining her clinical radiology experience with a graduate degree in applied mathematics, she has been using technologic innovation to drive value in the radiology field. Dr. Kottler has held multiple leadership positions within her practice and is currently the associate chief medical officer for clinical AI. Dr. Kottler is also an associate fellow at the Stanford AIMI Center and serves on committees for the American College of Radiology (ACR), RSNA, and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. As an industry expert, Dr. Kottler consults for companies in aerospace, materials science and health care and is a frequent international lecturer discussing imaging AI.

Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA

Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA, is the chair of radiology at the Einstein Healthcare Network and a professor at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. His areas of expertise include quality and safety and hospital and physician reimbursement. Dr. Lee is active in local, state and national medical societies, serving on numerous committees in the areas of quality and safety, health care economics, AI, clinical decision support and peer review. Dr. Lee is currently the chair of ACR’s GSER Quality and Safety and CDS R-SCAN Registry Steering Committees and is chair of the Pennsylvania Radiological Society Quality and Safety Committee.



Lisa M. Baumhardt, BSc, MS

Lisa Baumhardt, BSc, MS, is the senior medical device regulatory expert at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC. Ms. Baumhardt provides consulting services to medical device, in vitro diagnostic (IVD) and combination product manufacturers. She also assists clients with a wide range of pre- and post-market regulatory topics, including the development of regulatory strategies, preparing regulatory submissions, drafting regulatory policies and procedures, reviewing advertising and promotional materials, and addressing enforcement matters.

In the pre-market area, Ms. Baumhardt prepares 510(k) submissions, de novos, investigational device exemptions and pre-market approvals. She also prepares pre-submissions and pre-emergency use authorizations and assists clients in preparing for and representing clients at pre-submission meetings with the FDA. In the post-market area, she advises clients on design controls, risk management, compliance handling, medical device reporting, field actions and compliance for quality system regulation. Ms. Baumhardt also helps clients with quality system audits and regulatory due diligence.

Previously, Ms. Baumhardt held positions as a regulatory affairs/quality executive for IBM Watson Health Imaging, an associate director of regulatory affairs for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, various leadership positions in regulatory affairs and corporate compliance at GE Healthcare, and Abbott Laboratories, where she was responsible for quality and clinical research for a variety of IVD products. In each of these roles, Ms. Baumhardt worked with cross functional development teams of all sizes in the U.S., Europe and Asia.


Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD

Tessa Cook, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she is also vice chair of practice transformation in the Department of Radiology, the director of the imaging informatics fellowship and modality chief of 3D and advanced imaging.

Dr. Cook is an active member of multiple radiology societies, including RSNA, ACR, the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR). She is chair of the SIIM and was inducted into the College of SIIM Fellows and received SIIM’s Dr. Ruth Dayhoff Award for the Advancement of Women in Medical Imaging Informatics in 2020.

Dr. Cook pursues innovative methods to enhance care delivery in radiology and improve radiologists' workflow.


R. Kent Hutson, MD, CPE

R. Kent Hutson, MD, CPE, has extensive experience in the field of radiology and imaging. Dr. Hutson is currently the director of AI innovation clinical operations at Radiology Partners, where they are responsible for implementing AI solutions to improve clinical quality and workflow efficiency.

Dr. Hutson has been with Radiology Partners since 2018, initially as director of imaging informatics. Prior to their current position, Dr. Hutson worked as a neuroradiologist at Radiology & Imaging Consultants, P.C. from 2017 to 2019 and at Radiology Alliance, P.C. from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Hutson also served as the medical director at EmCare Radiology Services from 2007 to 2014 and as the chief of radiology at Erlanger Medical Center during the same time period.

Additionally, Dr. Hutson held the position of chair of radiology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga from 2007 to 2014, where they supervised radiology training for residents and oversaw research in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Hutson obtained their doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine, where they studied from 1987 to 1991. Prior to that, they earned their bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University, completing their studies from 1983 to 1987. In addition to their educational qualifications, Dr. Hutson holds a Certified Physician Executive certification from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (November 2015).


Linda Moy, MD

Linda Moy, MD, is a professor of radiology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine with additional appointments at the NYU Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research and the NYU Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. She is director of breast MRI (clinical and research) throughout the NYU Health Network.

Dr. Moy completed her radiology residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in 1999 and a fellowship in breast imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2000.

Dr. Moy has developed robust breast imaging research programs across multiple imaging modalities and has achieved widespread recognition in academic radiology as an accomplished investigator, author and editor. In 2023, she became the editor of Radiology. In addition to her work for Radiology, Dr. Moy has been a manuscript reviewer for 14 other journals.


Jason Poff, MD

Jason Poff, MD, serves as the director of innovation deployment at Radiology Partners and specializes in abdominal, thoracic and oncologic imaging. He has also been a private practice radiologist at Greensboro Radiology in Greensboro, North Carolina since 2016, where he serves on the local practice board. Dr. Poff’s interests include exploring the intersection of AI, radiologist workflow and clinical quality improvement.

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Jamie Chow, MBBS

Jamie Chow, MBBS, is the clinical lead at Blackford. Prior to joining Blackford, Dr. Chow attended University College London Medical School before completing his radiology residency in Manchester, U.K. In his current role at Blackford, Dr. Chow focuses on identifying and evaluating AI applications that can improve efficiency and clinical outcomes.


John F. Kalafut, PhD

John F. Kalafut, PhD, is the chief strategy officer and co-founder of Asher Informatics PBC, whose mission is to ensure all patients, regardless of status or location can benefit from advances in clinical AI.

Dr. Kalafut received his doctorate in electrical/bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, his master’s in engineering, bioengineering and computational neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, and his bachelor’s in physics and electrical engineering from the University of Scranton.

Dr. Kalafut is a passionate innovator with deep-domain knowledge and experience in clinical sciences, medical device product development, regulatory and quality systems development, and user-centric innovation processes. He is the principal inventor or co-inventor on more than 40 U.S. patents. Many of his inventions are used in practice around the world, across nuclear medicine and radiological agent delivery, diagnostic and interventional cardiology devices, and patient monitoring systems.

In addition to his role at Asher Informatics, Dr. Kalafut is principal at Asher Orion Group and is an advisor to RadUnity and Vizma Life Sciences. Previously, he was the chief scientist of informatics research at GE HealthCare, where he led architecture of learning platforms and applications co-created by GE HealthCare and its clinical partners at world-renowned academic health systems. His stewardship of an AI-enabled, diagnostic pathway solution led to their first Breakthrough Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Prior to GE, Dr. Kalafut held various development, research and innovation roles across medical device and pharmaceutical organizations. Dr. Kalafut is a member of RSNA and SIIM.

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