Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship in Government Relations

The J.T. Rutherford Fellowship, named in honor of the first ACR lobbyist, and renamed the Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship in 2014, was founded to provide radiology residents direct exposure to ACR government relations activities.

The fellowship provides residents an understanding of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes and the ACR role therein. It also informs residents about governmental factors that play important roles in shaping the future of radiology. Third and fourth year residents preferred.

This one-week program includes historical background on ACR congressional activities, exposure to the ACR Government Relations division and its relationship to the other activities of the ACR.

The fellow is involved in the following activities:

  • Learning about other ACR departments’ intricate role in our goal of working for the best interests of the profession
  • Meeting with members of Congress and their staffs
  • Attending fundraisers of our PAC
  • Meeting with representatives of federal regulatory agencies
  • Attending ACR meetings
Applications must be postmarked or submitted no later than June 14, 2019; the final decision will be made by August 16.

How to Apply

Submit the application form no later than June 14, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by August 16, 2019.

Current Fellows

Rutherford-Lavanty Fellows
Michael Johnson, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Elizabeth Levin, MD, University of California Los Angeles
Christopher Mutter, DO, Michigan State University

State-Sponsored Rutherford-Lavanty Fellows
Insun Chong, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Trilochan Hiremath, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Mark Wickre, MD, University of Minnesota

Past Fellows

Stephen Herrmann
David Gimarc
Christopher McAdams
Karan Patel
Gelareh Sadigh
Kimberly Weatherspoon


Nabila Hai
Jacqueline Angel
Ali Alikhani
Ben Morrissey
Amy Patel
Sean Raj


Christina Ferraro
Lisa Mabry
Paul Rotolo
Ivan DeQuesada
Evans Heithuas


Adeel Sidiqqui
Robert Mackey
Sadia Choudhery
McKinley Glover
Esther Udoji
Joseph Vavricek
Ryan Brady


Kurt Scherer
Ehatsham Ahmad
Deepa Sheth
James Morrison
Derrick Siebert
Justin Muhlenberg
Jeffrey Reiner
Wesley Angel


Bhavya Rehani
Alex Justin Lewis
Damon Shearer
Anil Chauhan
Morlie Wang
Anand Shah
Michael Jordan Ray


Samuel Almodovar-Reteguis
Stephen Chang
Madelene Lewis
Brendan McMenomy
Julie Moyers
David Paz
Alexis Smith


Gregory Frey
Pratima Karia
Jason Sharp
Pooja Voria
Catherine Vu
Peter Van Geertruyden


Pat Basu
Orlin Hadjiev
Arun Krishnaraj
Vanessa Wear


Anupam Basu
Joseph Beard
Thomas Carr
Hui J. Jenny Chen
Seth Kligerman
Julian Medina
Katherine Perrien Lursen


Sharon Lisa D'Souza
Joy Henningsen
Jennifer Nathan
Trishna Patel
Anthony Powell
Cameron Saber

Stuart Bentley-Hibbert
Sree Lalitha Degala
Alexander Fernandez
Christopher Hancock
Anna Adrienne Hansen
Amy Kirby
Sean Higginson


Seth Milliard Hardy
Ajay Sood
Patricio Rossi
Gregory Russo


Gregory Connor
Michael D'Angelo
Allison Grayev
Jennifer Ochsner


Jason Randall Bearden
Brian Samuel Englander
John Gustavsson*
Denise Reddy
Sabah-e-Noor Servaes
Scott Truhlar


Jonathan Schwartz
Robert Jeffrey Mahoney
James E. Faliszek
Douglas N. Hornsby

John Pappas
Kenneth Kurtz
Philip Piasecki


Peter Leider
J. Joseph Hewett
Jerome Puryear
Shireesha Reddy Carse
Ester van der Wal
Fah Sean Leong


Michael Ko
Chad Kelman
James Urso
Sufala Patil Sapers


Doug Beall
Victor Hu
Frank Prendergast
Ken Spero

Susan Balich
Tim Bernauer
Roxanne Lorans


Todd Hertzberg
Robert Reinhart
Laurie Sebastiano
Brad Snyder

Roger Eng, Jr.
Keith Kronemer


Richard Duszak, Jr.
Priscilla Slanetz



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