October 22, 2020
In this inspiring episode, Johnson Lightfoote, MD, MBA, FACR, Medical Director of the Department of Radiology at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, and current Chair of the ACR’s Commission for Women and Diversity, talks about how his parents’ emphasis on education shaped his early years and how this focus led him to attend high school at Andover Phillips Academy and eventually Harvard University for both college and medical school.
He recalls the transformative nature of these educational experiences in light of the civil rights movement, student activism around the Vietnam War and conversations that are still being held today around social equity and healthcare inequality.
The importance of representative leadership is the foundation of Dr. Lightfoote’s leadership philosophy and has guided his many leadership roles in both organized medicine and his practice.
During his conversation with Taking the Lead guest host, Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Dr. Lightfoote shares some experiences from his time in the National Health Service Corps in Tuskegee, what led him to radiology and makes him most hopeful about the specialty, and even the story around how the “e” was added to his last name.