RLI Taking the Lead Podcasts

Episode 13: Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR




Leadership is a Choice – the Decision is Yours


September 19, 2019

In this episode, Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and past president of RSNA, shares her inspirational leadership story as well as what motivated her to create the Women in Focus initiative as part of the 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR). In her very special conversation with Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Dr. Hricak discusses her journey to becoming the chair (including some bumps along the way), the importance of mentoring and being mentored, why she never wastes a crisis and her advice to medical students looking to get ahead in their careers.

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Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR

Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR is Chair of the Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), a member of the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, and Professor, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New York, NY. The hallmark of her research career has been the clinical translation and validation of new diagnostic imaging technologies, primarily for oncologic applications. She is particularly renowned for pioneering the application of MRI to prostate and gynecological cancers.

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