RLI Podcasts

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

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.

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About William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, FACR

Bill Thorwarth MD is the Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Radiology, assuming that role in April 2014.

After receiving his undergraduate and medical degrees from Dartmouth College and Medical School, he trained in internal medicine at Pennsylvania State University. He completed his radiology residency at the University of North Carolina. He practiced interventional and diagnostic radiology as a member of Catawba Radiological Associates for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Thorwarth became actively involved with the American College of Radiology in 1987.

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Did you know?

Dr. Thorwarth’s great grandfather came to US from Germany at age 16 and became a Texas Ranger (not the baseball team). His grandfather was a bootlegger during prohibition.
While in school, Dr. Thorwarth+ qualified for and competed in 3 NCAA diving championships.

Dr. Thorwarth’s advocacy efforts started early. In May 1970, he rode a bicycle off a 10-meter diving tower during a clown diving show to raise money to send students to DC to protest the Kent State student killings.

Dr. Thorwarth practiced for 4 years as an ER doctor in New Bern, North Carolina before returning to train as a radiologist.

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