Each year, the E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, Fellowship in Quality and Safety provides an opportunity for two residents in radiology or radiation oncology to discover insights and gain experience with the ACR Department of Quality and Safety.
The fellowship is split into two sessions. The fellows will visit for a week in the fall as ACR practice parameters are drafted. They will return for 3-4 days in late spring to attend the annual meeting when the practice parameters are debated and approved. Fellowship recipients are required to write a paper on a specific ACR activity which they focused on at the College for submission to an acceptable medical journal.
ACR reimburses travel and living expenses incurred during both periods of the fellowship and provides a $500 stipend. Half the stipend is paid with expenses for the first week and the remaining half upon publication of an article. International candidates are not accepted at this time.
Aarti Patil Luhar, MD, radiology resident, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"A comprehensive background in Quality and Safety will enhance my career as a pediatric radiologist. I believe it is important to constantly consider better and safer options, as the impact of pediatric imaging can have long-lasting ramifications for our patients.
I am particularly interested in quality improvement metrics and decision support, as the fear of radiation from family members, clinicians and radiologists can affect patients across a wide range of practice. With the changing practice of radiology and the advent of Imaging 3.0, defining quality and honing quality metrics will take on increasing importance.
As secretary of the California Radiological Society Resident & Fellow Section, I have seen how a small group of radiologists can guide the practice of the larger community by educating and empowering them to tackle quality improvement in their own practices."
Kristina Demas Woodhouse, MD, radiation oncology resident, University of Pennsylvania
“I am thankful to the Amis Fellowship for investing in the necessary and evolving domain of patient safety in radiation oncology. An ever-present challenge in the field is not only to keep pace with the technological advancements, but also to safely and effectively implement this new technology into radiation oncology clinical practice.
The work that the Amis Fellowship supports will improve value, quality and safety for the practice of radiation oncology — not just for a single institution, but nationally and globally. As a fellow, I look forward to building upon the work of those before me and taking advantage of the unparalleled opportunity to immerse myself in ACR's quality, safety and accreditation initiatives. I also look forward to contributing to the committees on appropriateness criteria and practice parameters to identify new ways to apply clinical pathways to our field.”
2015 – Alexander Goehler, MD, and Devaki Shilpa Surasi, MD
2014 – Nikhil Thaker, MD, and Manisha Bahl, MD
2013 – Stuart Cohen, MD, and H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD
2012 - Jonathan Flug, MD, and Cindy Lee, MD
2011 - Tessa Cook, MD, and Christoph Lee, MD
2010 - Michael Loftus, MD, and Jason Itri, MD
2009 - Christopher Roth, MD
2008 - Garry Choy, MD