November 19, 2020
In this episode, Ezequiel “Zeke” Silva III, MD, FACR, member of the board of directors and interventional radiologist at South Texas Radiology Group in San Antonio, TX, shares his journey from medical school and residency at Baylor College of Medicine to his membership with the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC), Chair of the ACR Commission on Economics and Co-Chair of the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG). He recounts how his passion for science led him to pursue a career in medicine and how his desire to contribute to the specialty has shaped his focus on payment policy and quality initiatives in radiology.
He chronicles his many early leadership roles including his time as president of the Alpha Epsilon Delta National Health Preprofessional Honor Society at the University of Texas at Austin during which time he had the opportunity to work with the school administration to provide the student perspective on the development of the new student healthcare center. He also shares how his first job as a baseball umpire gave him the confidence, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills that have been the foundation of his success as a leader.
Throughout his career, Dr. Silva has led with humility, seeking first to understand how to best contribute while prioritizing building trust and connection with the rest of his colleagues and the medical community. Along the way you will hear what excites him most about the future of radiology, the importance of enabling future leaders and his future professional aspirations.
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