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RLI Taking the Lead Podcast Series

With RLI’s newest podcast, “Taking the Lead”, Duke University’s Geoff Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, explores varied aspects of health care leadership through interviews with the radiologists and thought leaders who are shaping the future of health care across a spectrum of clinical environments and organizations.  Subscribe FREE on iTunes  to access newly released episodes instantly.

Episode 6: Dr. Norman Beauchamp, Jr., MD, MHS: Leading with Compassion and Intention

February 14, 2019 
In this episode, Dr. Norman Beauchamp, Dean of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs at Michigan State University, talks about his time as Vice Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology and later, his appointment as Chair of Radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle at the age of 38.  He discusses how goal setting, connection, compassion and a commitment to quality prepared him to take on his current role at Michigan State University during a time of crisis and address the delicate balance between healing wounds of the past while driving innovation and optimism for the future.


Episode 5: Dr. Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR: Leading with Authenticity

January 18, 2019 
Join us for an engaging conversation with Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR, President and managing partner of Coastal Radiology Associates, PLLC.  From her early years growing up on a tobacco farm in Eastern North Carolina to earning an MBA from the Yale School of Management to leading her practice through a recent acquisition, Catherine shares how her work ethic, love for the profession, common-sense approach and problem-solving skills have shaped her ability to achieve work-life balance, leadership style and involvement with the ACR.


Episode 4: Dr. Jonathan S. Lewin: Leading Healthcare Transformation through Empowerment, Culture and Strategic Clarity

December 20, 2018

Join us for an insightful conversation with Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University; Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center and President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board for Emory Healthcare. During this podcast, Dr. Lewin shares how his early work experiences and mentors have influenced his approach to leadership, the critical role culture plays in an organization and why radiologists are well suited to health system leadership.

Episode 3 (Part 2): Dr. Jonathan Breslau: Trading Ninety Years of Independence for Employment


November 20, 2018
Join us for part 2 of a fascinating conversation with Jonathan Breslau, MD, FACR, Chief of Sutter Imaging, to learn how he helped navigate the transition from independence to employment for Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS) and all the twists and turns along the way.

Episode 3 (Part 1): Dr. Jonathan Breslau: Trading Ninety Years of Independence for Employment


November 19, 2018
Join us for a fascinating conversation with Jonathan Breslau, MD, FACR, Chief of Sutter Imaging, to learn how he helped navigate the transition from independence to employment for Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS) and all the twists and turns along the way.

Episode 2: Dr. Judy Yee: Serving Vulnerable Populations From Coast to Coast

October 17, 2018

Join us for an in-depth conversation about how Dr. Judy  Yee’s early leadership influences and experiences have shaped her current approach as department chair at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her perspective on the importance of leadership development opportunities for women in radiology.


Episode 1: Dr. William T. Thorwarth Jr.: From Hickory to DC, Rising to Lead the ACR

September 14, 2018

Get an inside look at the career of ACR Chief Executive Officer, William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR, and explore how great mentors and relationship building have been key to a career that has represented radiology both locally and nationally.

Episode 0: Welcome to “Taking the Lead”

September 10, 2018

Hear a brief overview of the RLI’s newest podcast, Taking the Lead”, which explores the varied leadership journeys of radiologists across the profession with host, Geoff Rubin, MD, FACR of Duke University.

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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