RLI Taking the Lead Podcasts

Episode 11: Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR

Leading to Serve

July 18, 2019

In this episode, Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, Professor and Chair of Radiology and Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership & Inclusion at the Emory University School of Medicine shares her leadership journey from her days at the University of Pittsburgh as medical director of their PET center, chief of neuroradiology and vice chair of research, to her current time at Emory where among many other impressive initiatives, she was instrumental in creating the Institute of Service Excellence that provides Emory Radiology’s team members with a strong foundation of both skills and knowledge essential to delivering service excellence to patients and their families. Along the way she discusses her work to empower women leaders, why it’s a great time to be in medicine, how her love for photography and training service dogs has made her a better leader and why a world class violinist was performing for patients undergoing studies at the PET center.

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Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR

Dr. Carolyn Meltzer is the William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Executive Associate Dean of Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership and Inclusion at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a neuroradiologist and nuclear medicine physician whose translational research has focused on serotonin-mediated brain function in normal aging, dementia, and other late-life neuropsychiatric disorders. She is also involved in oncologic imaging research and, while at the University of Pittsburgh, oversaw the clinical evaluation of the world’s first combined PET/CT scanner. Dr. Meltzer has authored approximately 200 publications and lectured nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Meltzer is an avid photographer and Charter Member of Women in Photography International. Her photographic work has been featured in approximately 60 exhibitions in the US and Europe and is featured in the Yale University Beinecke Library.

She and her husband, Ken Meltzer, enjoy work with animal rescue organizations and have four dogs of their own (Luna, Dudley, Dean, and Plato). Over the past 15 years, Dr. Meltzer has served as an evaluator for Therapy Dog International, which certifies dog-handler pairs for hospital, school and library-based pet therapy.

Dr. Meltzer almost never goes through a day without indulging in her favorite food: chocolate.

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