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RLI Taking the Lead Podcast

RLI Taking the Lead Podcast

Welcome to the RLI Taking the Lead Podcast. Join host Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine in Tucson, as he explores the unique career journeys of radiology’s most influential leaders to provide practical insight into how to structure a career in leadership and find success across a spectrum of clinical environments and organizations. Learn about the challenges that transformed these everyday radiologists into today’s leaders and how they continue to impact the field. Their stories will fascinate and inspire you!

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Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email rli@acr.org to inquire.

Episode 64: Michael P. Recht, MD

Imaging Innovator

June 28, 2024

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Episode 63: Pat A. Basu, MD, MBA

Revolutionizing Healthcare

April 26, 2024

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Episode 62: Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA

A Transformational Leader

February 22, 2024

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Episode 61: Michael D. Dake, MD

A Cross Disciplinary Leader

December 21, 2023

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Episode 60: Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR

A Leadership Maestro

November 30, 2023

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Episode 59: Centennial Perspective Part II

Centennial Perspectives:  Four Rising Radiology Leaders share their most rewarding experiences in the field so far, and their goals for themselves and the future of radiology

September 21, 2023

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Episode 58: Centennial Perspectives

Centennial Perspectives: Five Experienced Radiology Leaders Share Their Perspectives on Radiology’s Evolution and the Opportunities and Threats Ahead

August 24, 2023

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Episode 57: William R. Brody, MD, PhD

A Prolific Leader

July 28, 2023

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Episode 56: Yoshimi Anzai, MD, FACR

Leading with Joy

June 22, 2023

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Episode 55: James A. Brink, MD, FACR

Leading with Empathy

April 27, 2023

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Episode 54: Lauren P. Nicola, MD

An Indispensable Leader

March 23, 2023

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Episode 51: Jacqueline A Bello, MD, FACR

Leading with Trust

December 22, 2022

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Episode 50: Charles D. Williams, MD, FACR, FAAP

Leading from the Heart

November 17, 2022

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Episode 49: Kurt A. Schoppe, MD

A Next Generation Leader

September 29, 2022

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Episode 46: Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, MS, FACR

Leading With Morality, Ethics and Responsibility

May 19, 2022

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Episode 45: Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR

Leading Health Policy and Practice

April 28, 2022

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Episode 44: Robert T. Still, FRBMA

It's the Little Things That Count

March 31, 2022

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Episode 43: Nicole B. Saphier, MD

Leading with Grit

February 24, 2022

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Episode 42: Robert I. Grossman, MD

Leading Healthcare 

January 20, 2022

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Episode 41: Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MS, FACR

Leading With Adventure

December 28, 2021

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Episode 40: Sarah S. Donaldson, MD, FACR

Leading with 110%

November 30, 2021

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Episode 39: Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Leading at the Intersection of Healthcare and Business

October 21, 2021

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Episode 38: Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR

Leading the Radiology Community

September 24, 2021

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Episode 37: Dana H. Smetherman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACR

Leading Through Crisis

August 26, 2021

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Episode 36: Reed A. Omary, MD, MS, FACR

A Leader Who Really Cares

July 29, 2021

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Episode 35: Brent Wagner, MD, MBA

Leaving Things Better

June 17, 2021

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Episode 34: Amy K. Patel, MD

Leading for Access

May 20, 2021

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Episode 33: Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR

Leading for a Bright Future

April 22, 2021

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Episode 32: Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR

Leading from Her Happy Place

March 18, 2021

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Episode 31: James P. Borgstede, MD, FACR

Leading with Impact

February 18, 2021

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Episode 30: Giles W.L. Boland, MD, FACR

Leading Innovation

January 12, 2021

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Episode 29: Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR, FAAWR, FSAR

Leading with Passion

December 17, 2020

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Episode 27: Johnson B. Lightfoote, MD, MBA, FACR

Representative Leadership

October 22, 2020

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Episode 26: Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, FSIIM

A True Trailblazer

August 20, 2020

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Episode 25: Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR

Empowering People to Flourish

July 23, 2020

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Episode 20: Pek-Lan Khong, MBBS, MD, FRCR

A Humble Leader

April 23, 2020

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Episode 19: Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR

A Renaissance Leader

March 19, 2020

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Episode 18: Theresa C. McLoud, MD, FACR

Leading the Way

February 20, 2020

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Episode 17: Daniel J. Mollura, MD

Leading by Serving the Underserved

January 23, 2020

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Episode 16: Elias A. Zerhouni, MD

Leading History

December 19, 2019

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Episode 15: Valerie P. Jackson, MD, FACR

Getting Involved

November 21, 2019

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Episode 14: Sanjay K. Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR

Listening, Learning and Leading

October 17, 2019

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Episode 13: Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR

Leadership is a Choice – the Decision is Yours

September 19, 2019

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Episode 12: Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA

The Making of a Leader

August 15, 2019

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Episode 11: Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR

Leading to Serve

July 18, 2019

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Episode 10: Ricardo C. Cury, MD, FACR

Leading with Vision

June 13, 2019

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Episode 9: James H. Thrall, MD, FACR

Leading with Integrity

May 16, 2019

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Episode 8: Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR

Leading with Mindfulness and Inclusiveness

April 18, 2019

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Episode 7: Arl Van Moore, MD, FACR

Leading to Make a Difference

March 21, 2019

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Episode 6: Norman Beauchamp, Jr., MD, MHS

Leading with Compassion and Intention.

February 14, 2019
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Episode 5: Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR

Leading with Authenticity.

January 18, 2019

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Episode 4: Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR

Leading Healthcare Transformation through Empowerment, Culture and Strategic Clarity

December 20, 2018

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Episode 3: Jonathan Breslau, MD

Trading Ninety Years of Independence for Employment. 

November 19, 2018

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Episode 2: Judy Yee, MD, FACR

Serving Vulnerable Populations From Coast to Coast. 

October 17, 2018

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Episode 1: William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, FACR

From Hickory to DC, Rising to Lead the ACR. 

September 14, 2018

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Episode 0

Welcome to “Taking the Lead.”

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RLI Leadership Insider Podcast Series

Gain revealing insight into some of radiology’s most pressing industry and leadership topics through interviews with top radiology and health care thought leaders.

Episode 119: Emotional Intelligence 

Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR, professor and chair, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Radiology, joins us to discuss the important topic of emotional intelligence and why practice makes perfect as you strive to develop higher EQ skills. She also talks about the importance of EQ for being an effective leader, recognizing burnout and building a better practice.

Episode 118: AI Applications in Imaging 

From the University of Virginia, Cree M. Gaskin, MD, professor and chief of musculoskeletal and intervention, associate chief medical information officer, and vice chair of informatics and operations, and Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH, associate professor and chief of the body imaging division and vice chair of quality and safety, discuss an artificial intelligence application that their department is trialing to detect incidental findings on CT scans. They talk about the app’s impact on their work and on patient care and also offer insights about the future of radiology in the era of artificial intelligence. (Read the related Imaging 3.0 case study .)

Episode 117: The Nuts and Bolts of Health Care Economics - How and Why You Should Get Involved 

Kurt A. Schoppe, MD, a board member and chair of Quality and Safety at Radiology Associates of North Texas, ACR advisor to the AMA RVU Update Committee and chair of the ACR Reimbursement and Practice Expense Committee joins us to explain how the RUC works, why it is important that radiology has a permanent seat on the RUC and the nuts and bolts of reimbursement.  He also offers advice for young physicians interested in getting involved in health care economics and why real world experience is so important.

Episode 116: Customer Insights  

Brent Wagner, MD, President of West Reading Radiology, Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR, Professor and Chair of Radiology, University of California San Diego and Mark Carr, adjunct professor at Babson College hone in on the many stakeholders radiologists serve, how to listen to these groups and glean insights by listening to their stories, and how to use these insights to create greater value.

Episode 115: Lean Operations in Radiology

Jim Brink, MD, FACR, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors and Paul Mulligan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Technology, Operations and Information Management Division at Babson College, discuss the struggles of lean implementation in radiology, patient flow, and looking to adjacent industries for ideas and inspiration for improved productivity and greater value creation.

Episode 114: What I Wish I Had Known as a Resident 

Amy Patel, MD, a breast imager at Beth Israel Deaconess and Rob Mackey, MD, radiologist at Doctor’s Imaging Group in Gainesville Florida join us to discuss topics on how to prepare for a radiology residency, what opportunities should residents be aware of to take advantage of, tips for managing time, money and relationships, and even advice on things like supplemental insurance.

Episode 113: Coaching for Sustainable Change 
This episode was recorded at the 2017 RLI Leadership Summit where we spoke with Matt Hawkins, MD, director of pediatric interventional radiology at Emory University School of Medicine and Scott Taylor, PhD, associate professor of organizational behavior at Babson College about various ways we can leverage our relationships with our teams and others to foster sustainable change and create more positive work environments. 

Episode 112: Burnout 
James Y. Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, San Diego VA Medical Center and UCSD Medical Center and Jennifer Coleman, Executive Director, Grand Traverse Radiologists, PC join us to discuss some key signs of burnout that may be creeping in, how to recognize them and how leaders can drive a cultural shift to help combat burnout. 

Episode 111: Developing Leadership As a Minority 
Amy Patel, MD, shares with us her experience as the first female chief resident at the University of Kansas at Wichita and offers her unique perspective on the importance of male and female mentors to the rising generation and the power of diversity in today’s health care systems.

Episode 110: Stepping Up to Leadership 
Join us as we talk with Geoff Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR professor of radiology at Duke University and Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, breast imager and chief strategy officer at Weill Cornell Medicine about key things new leaders need to be aware of and critical first steps one should take when starting in a new leadership role.  

Episode 109: Artificial Intelligence Part 2
In the second part of our conversation on AI, machine learning, and computer-aided diagnosis, we are joined by David Louis, MD, pathologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this episode, Dr. Louis discusses how pathology has approached computer-aided diagnosis, how pathologists are confronting the fears and challenges of potential AI implementations and his outlook for an exciting future in diagnostic medicine.   

Episode 108: Artificial Intelligence Part 1 
Mark Michalski, MD, executive director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General and Brigham Hospital joins us as we discuss the history of AI, how it's being used today, how it might change radiology and how radiology can leverage this new technology to provide even more value and better patient care.

Episode 107: Successful Negotiations 
Alexander Norbash, MD, professor and chair of radiology at the University of California, San Diego, talks with Lakshmi Balachandra, MBA, PhD, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College, about steps that radiologists can take to be successful at negotiating and common negotiation errors that they need to avoid.

Don't miss Dr. Balachandra's all new session at the 2017 Leadership Summit : Collective Intelligence of Teams.

Episode 106: Radiology Practice Integration
Larry Muroff, MD, FACR, CEO & president of Imaging Consultants, Inc., Tom Greeson, partner, Reed Smith LLP, and Tim Barrett, CEO of Radiology Associates, discuss the various forms integrations can take, compelling reasons you may want to integrate, and the common yet surprisingly often overlooked pitfall that many integrations encounter. They also offer sound, practical insights to help ensure your integration is a success.

Episode 105: Competing Through Operations 
Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR talks with Paul Mulligan, PhD about how operational decisions can impact performance metrics and provide insights on how to make operational decisions to have a positive impact on performance. 

Episode 104: Bundled Payments
Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR and Danny Hughes, PhD discuss the bundled payment model, how it fits in the transition from volume-to-value-based care, and how this model could affect how you get paid.

Episode 103: MACRA Primer - The Nuts and Bolts of What You Need to Know 
Join Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, vice chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors and chief strategy officer at Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization for an 8-minute deep dive into MACRA and learn key info about the law and what it means for radiology. 

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Resident & Fellow Scholarships

The RLI has scholarships available for residents and fellows for the annual RLI Leadership Summit as well as several ACR Chapter Scholarships.

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