Course presenters

Implement new insights and solidify your fundamental knowledge from experts in the field when you attend Neuroradiology and AI: Current and Future Approaches.

Emanuele Neri, MD

Course Director

Emanuele Neri, MD, is an associate professor of radiology at the University of Pisa where he is chair of the 3rd academic unit of diagnostic radiology. Dr. Neri is also a member of RSNA’s radiology informatics committee, chair of the scientific committee of the SIRM Foundation and chair of the research committee of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging. He is also a past president of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics and is a past chair of the eHealth and informatics committee of the European Society of Radiology. Dr. Neri’s fields of expertise include imaging informatics and oncologic imaging.

Adam Flanders, MD, FSIIM

Course Director

Adam E. Flanders, MD, is a professor of radiology and rehabilitation medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he has been on faculty since 1989. He also serves as co-director of the division of neuroradiology/ENT and is vice chairman of imaging informatics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Flanders chairs the imaging informatics council for the enterprise radiology and imaging service line for Jefferson. He has been actively involved in informatics-related activities at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine and RSNA for much of his career. Dr. Flanders has served on the RSNA education and publications council, chaired the Medical Imaging Resource Center (MIRC) subcommittee, has led the neuroradiology RadLex and reporting subcommittees for the RSNA’s radiology informatics committee, is a former associate editor of informatics for RadioGraphics, is a past chair of the RSNA’s radiology informatics committee and is currently the committee chair for the RSNA’s digital roadmap. Dr. Flanders led a multi-specialty group that developed a set of common data elements (CDE) for spinal cord injury imaging for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Currently, Dr. Flanders is actively funded to validate the NINDS CDE terminology and to assess variation of spinal cord DTI parameters in normal patients as measured on different clinical instruments. He has also been a funded subject matter expert for the Cancer Bio-Informatics Grid (caBIG) Imaging Workspace and has been leading a multi-center, collaborative project that examines imaging features, pathology and genomics of human gliomas from the Cancer Genome Project (TCGA) using images contributed to the Cancer Imaging Archive as part of the National Institutes of Health Cancer Imaging Program (CIP).

Luca Saba, MD

Course Director

Luca Saba is a professor of radiology and chief of the department of radiology at the University of Cagliari. Dr. Saba’s research fields are focused on multidetector row CT, MR, ultrasound, neuroradiology and diagnostic in vascular sciences. His participation as lead author has resulted in more than 300 high-impact factor, peer-reviewed journal articles and he has served as a reviewer for more than 50 scientific journals.

Dr. Saba has won 15 scientific and extracurricular awards during his career. He has written 21 book chapters and is an editor of 14 books in the fields of CT and MR. He is member of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM), European Society of Radiology (ESR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Italian Association of Neuroradiology (AINR), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) and European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR).

Jacqueline Bello, MD

Jacqueline Bello, MD, completed her radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at Columbia University, Presbyterian Medical Center and the Neurological Institute. Past president of New York Roentgen Society (NYRS) and New York State Radiological Society, she is also fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the New York Academy of Medicine. Elected president of Montefiore Medical Center’s medical staff from 2012-2016, she is also a past president of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) and represents ASNR in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. Dr. Bello chairs AMA’s council on medical education and represents the AMA on the continuing certification committee at the American Board of Medical Specialties. In addition, she chairs the commission on quality and safety on the ACR board of chancellors and has been recently appointed to the council of the liaison committee on medical education. Dr. Bello has been recognized as an honoree by Montefiore’s staff and alumni association and has received the NYRS distinguished radiologist award. She is a Columbia University president’s gold medalist and a recipient of Columbia’s medical alumni medal for meritorious service.

Mirco Cosottini, MD

Mirco Cosottini, MD, is an associate professor of neuroradiology at the University of Pisa in the department of translational research and new technologies in medicine and surgery. Dr. Cosottini received his medical degree from the University of Florence in 1992, his board certification in neurophysiology in 1996 and board certification in radiology in 2000. Dr. Cosottini has been director of the unit of neuroradiology at the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana since 2017 and has been chairman of medical activity at the university’s research center since 2012. His main field of research is the application of emerging MR techniques in vascular and neurodegenerative disorders and has published 150 papers throughout a variety of international journals.

Christopher G. Filippi, MD

Christopher G. (“Risto”) Filippi, MD, is a professor of radiology and vice chairman of biomedical imaging and translational science at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine of Hofstra/Northwell and is an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital and Lenox Health-Greenwich Village. Dr. Filippi’s research interests include AI, DTI applications in pediatric neuroradiology, novel MR techniques (T1 rho) and translational MR in pediatric and adult demyelinating disease and glioma. He has had annual extramural funding for the past 17 years and has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and 125 presented and/or published abstracts at national and international meetings. Currently, Dr. Filippi is the deputy editor of artificial intelligence for the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), is chairman of the American Society of Neuroradiology’s task force on AI and is a member of the AI working group of ASNR and the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology.

Roberto Maroldi, MD

Roberto Maroldi, MD, is a full professor of radiology and is a department chair at the University of Brescia Medical School. Dr. Maroldi is an honorary member of the Royal Belgian Society of Radiology and is a gold medalist and honorary member of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology. He is also co-founder of the Italian Head and Neck Society, deputy editor of La Radiologia Medica and has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Maroldi’s research interests include head and neck imaging, MR and CT of head and neck cancer, including the larynx, salivary sinonasal cavity and skull base imaging.

Mario Muto, MD

Mario Muto, MD, has been chief of the Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology Cardarelli Hospital in Naples, Italy since 2003. For the past 30 years, Dr. Muto’s major activity has included interventional endovascular cerebral spine treatment in addition to treatment for aneurysm, AVM, fistula and stroke. Dr. Muto has authored more than 100 papers published in a variety of international journals.

Lubdah Shah, MD

Lubdah Shah, MD, is a professor of radiology, director of advanced spine imaging and is the director of the spine fellowship at the University of Utah. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous review articles and book chapters. Dr. Shah has also co-authored diagnostic and interventional spine textbooks, including Specialty Imaging: Pain Management Essentials of Image-guided Procedures and Specialty Imaging: Functional MRI and authored Appropriateness Criteria and Practice Parameter Guidelines. In addition to reviewing for several radiology, neuroradiology and neurosurgery journals, she holds the role of neuroradiology panel chair at the American College of Radiology. Dr. Shah is also a question developer for the American Board of Radiology in the neuroradiology exam section.

Dr. Shah’s recent research endeavors include applications of focused ultrasound in the spine. She is also actively involved in cervical spine research collaborations with neurosurgery colleagues and MRI physicists on projects involving the clinical applications of novel imaging technologies of the brain and spine.

Gregory Zaharchuk, MD

Gregory Zaharchuk, MD, is a professor of radiology at Stanford University and a co-founder of Subtle Medical. He is an active clinical neuroradiologist and leads the Stanford Center for Advanced Functional Neuroimaging. His research focuses on advanced MRI and PET/MRI techniques and their application to alleviate neurological disease, particularly using AI. He is the president-elect of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology and an editorial board member of Radiology and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is most proud of the accomplishments of his students, who have taken leadership positions in academics and in industry.

More speakers to be announced.