April 19, 2022

Women in Radiology Spotlight: Rising Star Q&A With Evelyn Carroll, MD

Angela Whittington, MD

Evelyn Carroll, MD

Evelyn Carroll, MD, is a Body Imaging and Intervention Fellow at Mayo Clinic (where she also completed her residency) and future Breast Imaging Fellow at NYU Langone. She is a member of the ACR RFS Women and Diversity Subcommittee, ACR Gender Diversity Subcommittee, and an advocate for transgender patients and colleagues in radiology and medicine. Dr. Carroll’s academic and clinical interests include advancing transgender health equity in radiology with a special interest in breast/chest health and breast cancer screening guidelines in transgender persons.

Tell us about your diversity efforts and what has been the key to your success?
As one of only a few openly transgender people in radiology, most of my diversity efforts have focused on LGBTQ+ and more specifically, transgender health equity and inclusion. To date, I have been a part of multiple institutional and national panels; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committees; and media efforts to raise the visibility and inclusion of transgender patients and colleagues in radiology. The key to my involvement has come through my social media visibility, particularly through Twitter, which has helped me connect and network with other radiology colleagues across the nation who share my same passions and interests.

What are some ways in which trainees can contribute to diversity efforts?
The easiest way is to begin getting involved with your medical school or residency/fellowship program’s DEI committee and/or your institution’s greater DEI efforts. National conferences are a great way to network, connect and learn from DEI leaders in radiology. Look for opportunities within national radiology organizations to get involved as there are often plenty of ways to contribute!

What activities do you enjoy outside of work and radiology?
Outside of work, my favorite fitness activity is barre class! I also enjoy tennis, long walks, self-care, grabbing coffee with a friend and trying out new restaurants. Work-life balance is key!

What advice would you give to other LGBTQ physicians that can help them thrive and advance their careers?
Be you! Your authenticity is one of your greatest gifts to the profession and your patients. Bringing your authentic self to work each day is an act of self-love that helps accelerate a culture of inclusivity and acceptance for everyone.