Leadership Essentials

Impactful training for residents and fellows

Backed by RLI’s steadfast commitment to empowering radiology’s future leaders, the RLI Leadership Essentials program provides impactful training for residents and fellows in the leadership and non-interpretive skills most relevant to early-career success.

Chaired by Ann Jay, MD and Ryan Peterson, MD, this comprehensive live and online program presents a focused curriculum on topics such as contracts and negotiations, rookie leadership, and personal finance.

From September – December 2023, two topics will be covered each month. Participants will be asked to view a 30–45 minute recorded lecture in advance of a live Q&A session with RLI faculty.

Live Q&A sessions will be held at Noon ET, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please check back for the 2023 program dates:

Watch this on-demand lecture, Bringing Awareness to Unconscious Bias, led by Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, to learn how to identify and acknowledge your own hidden biases, engage in practices to overcome them, and emerge as a leader in radiology

Monthly topic schedule:

From September – December 2023, two topics will be covered each month. Participants will view a pre-recorded lecture, additional resources, and then participate in a live, 30-minute Q&A session with faculty. 

Below are the 2022 Topics - 2023 Information Coming Soon


Basics of Radiology Business
Richard Duszak, MD, FACR, FSIR, FRBMA

Change Management 
Ryan Lee, MBA, MD
Lauren Nicola, MD
Personal Finance
Kurt Schoppe, MD
 Health Care Disparities and Diversity in the Workplace
Gloria Guzman, MD
The Value of Being a Mentor
Amy Kotsenas, MD
Servant Leadership
Alan Matsumoto, MD
Tips and Tools for Building and Growing Your Practice
Annie Gill, MD

* Faculty and schedule subject to change

Course Fees for 2023 - Registration will open soon





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If you are a residency program and would like to register multiple residents - please use this link

20% discount for 10 or more residents from one program

Course Chairs

Ann K. Jay, MD

Associate Professor
Departments of Clinical Radiology and Otolaryngology
Program Director, Radiology Residency Program
Director, Head and Neck Imaging
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Ryan B. Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Neuroradiology
Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine



Richard Duszak, MD, FACR, FRBMA

Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Anne Gil, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director. Pediatric Interventional Radiology
Medical Director, Vascular Access
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Gloria J. Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, MD, MSc, MPH

Associate Professor of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section
Co-Director, Advanced Neuro-Imaging Clinical Service
Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Justice
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine


Amy L. Kotsenas, MD, FACR

ACR Council Speaker
Professor of Radiology
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

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Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA

Chair, Department of Radiology
Einstein Healthcare Network, Jefferson Health


Alan Matsumoto, MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA

Chair and Theodore E. Keats Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
University of Virginia Health


Lauren P. Nicola, MD

CEO, Triad Radiology Associates

Kurt A. Schoppe, MD

Kurt Schoppe, MD

Radiology Associates of North Texas