RLI Learning to Lead Boot Camp

June 22 - 22, 2023

Leadership Bootcamp

Stepping into your first leadership position can elicit feelings of anxiety even under the best of circumstances. Whether you are thinking of taking on a leadership role or are new to the role, this program is designed to help leaders tackle some of the common challenges.

This program will help you:

  • balance clinical and administrative duties,
  • overcome skepticism of leadership abilities, and
  • manage difficult personalities.

“As a young leader, the learning curve is steep and can be very daunting. However, we are so fortunate in radiology to have a resource such as this to help develop and refine one’s skill set to ensure long-term leadership success.” Amy Patel, MD

Designed to fit your busy schedule, experts will share their tips and tools in pre-recorded presentations. You will want to watch these prior to the live online boot camp where you will put some of your new skills into practice. The live webinar will consist of two real-world scenarios/exercises employing new skills, hearing how others tackled the challenge and an open Q&A session with all faculty members to further understand the best practices for overcoming so many challenges.

"This is an exceptional opportunity in the ongoing endeavor of leadership development, and is focused on our specific career to provide the valuable insights and practical skills we need." David Mihal, MD

Course Format

This bootcamp is broken down into two parts:

  1. Pre-recorded presentations on in-demand challenges. Watch these 30-45 minute presentations at your convenience.
  2. Live webinar allows you to participate in faculty led case scenarios, offer and receive feedback, hear what others have learned and ask faculty questions, for a high-impact, skill-building learning experience.

Bootcamp Agenda - Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6pm - 8:15pm ET


(eastern time)


(All times, faculty and topics are tentative and subject to change)

Live Boot Camp

(on Thursday, June 22, 6-8:15pm ET)

6:00 – 6:05 PM
(5 min)

Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR


6:05 – 6:50 PM
(45 min)

Interactive Exercise: New Leaders Building Trust and Respect
Melissa Davis, MD, MBA 
Interactive exercise

6:50 - 7:35 PM
(45 min)

Interactive Exercise: Strategy Development
Kurt Schoppe, MD
Interactive exercise
7:35 - 8:05 PM
(30 min)
Open Q&A Forum
All faculty
Panel Discussion
8:05 - 8:15 PM
(10 min)
Wrap Up and Thank You
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR







(All times, faculty and topics are tentative and subject to change)

Self-paced Recorded Presentations

45 min                         

Challenges of young physicians in obtaining leadership roles being taken seriously to build trust and respect
Melissa Davis, MD, MBA


45 min

Balancing clinical with administrative duties - do I have time to do all of this?
Amy Patel, MD


Academic & Private Practices: Similarities and Differences
Jeff Stone, MD 


45 min

Financial and budget interpretation
Melissa Chen, MD 

45 min
Strategy development when dealing with hospital/practice leadership
Kurt Schoppe, MD
45 min
The value of organized radiology
Shyam Sabat, MD, MA 
45 min
Volunteerism/Engagement with Medical Staff Beyond the Radiology Department
William T. Thorwarth, Jr, MD, FACR 
45 min
Managing Difficult Personalities
Gaurang Shah, MD





June 22 - 22, 2023 Register



Nonmember  $299
Member  $199
MIT (US and Canadian Residents)  $99



Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Jennifer Nathan, MD

Andrews Air Force Base
Andrews Air Force Base, MD

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Rend Al-Khalili, MD

Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

David Boyd, MD, MBA

Reston Radiology Consultants
Reston, VA

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Linda Chu, MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Baltimore, MD

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Ellen Chung, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

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Suzanne L. Palmer, MD, FACR

Keck Medical Center of USC, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Amy Oliveira, MD

University of Massachusetts-Baystate and Radiology & Imaging, Inc.
Springfield, MA

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Scott M. Truhlar, MD, MS, MBA, FACR

Radiologic Medical Services, PC, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

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Daniel Singer, MD, FACR

Radiology Associates of South Florida
Marco Island, FL

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Raymond K. Tu, MD, MS, FACR

MedStar Family Choice-District of Columbia
Washington, DC

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Peter Van Geertruyden, MD, LTC (Ret), FACR

Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital
Fort Belvoir, VA