RLI Taking the Lead Podcasts

Episode 38: Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR

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Leading the Radiology Community

September 24, 2021

In this episode, host Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, talks with Howard Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, Associate Professor at the Emory School of Medicine and chair of the board of chancellors of the American College of Radiology. An Arizonian most of his professional career, Dr. Fleishon was a partner in Valley Radiologists Ltd., and North Mountain Radiology Group, serving on the medical staff of several community hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area over a 20 year span and holding a number of leadership positions, including group president, medical director, and vice chair.

An active member of the Arizona Radiological Society, Dr. Fleishon held a number of leadership positions, including chapter president. His leadership at the state level was an entree to many national roles with the American College of Radiology, including a five-year term on the Council Steering Committee and 12 years of continuous service on the board of chancellors, culminating in his current role as chair beginning in 2020.

Six years ago. Dr. Fleishon brought his experience and expertise in community radiology practice to Emory university, joining the radiology department as division director for Community Radiology Specialists.

In this episode, you will trace his journey from high school in Philadelphia to Bates College in Lewiston, ME and back to Philadelphia for medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. You will learn what led Dr. Fleishon to medicine, about some of his interesting summer jobs (including harvesting seaweed!) and the important role practice culture has played in his leadership approach.

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The following episode is sponsored by the Isenberg School of Management Graduate Programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR

Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR is from Philadelphia where he did his medical school and radiology training. He has spent the majority of his career as a clinical radiologist in Phoenix. He is now an associate professor and Division Director at Emory University. Interests have centered on leadership and management in Radiology. Howard has served in a variety of roles in the College including a past Chair of the Practice Leaders Committee. He was recently Council Speaker and immediate past Chairman of the Radiology Advocacy Network. Currently, his positions include Vice Chair of Government Relations Commission and ACR secretary-treasurer. Howard is speaking to us today as Chair of the ACR Foundation Executive Committee.

Did You Know?

Dr. Fleishon has been married for 27 years to wife Shawn Marie. Outside of work, Dr. Fleishon enjoys golfing, hiking, skiing and curling up with his dog to read a good book. He and his wife enjoy traveling, especially to Europe, and look forward to exploring more of the United States. He enjoys good wine with good food and since being at Emery has acquired a new fond taste of Bourbon. Before going into radiology, Dr. Fleishon considered becoming a Chemical Engineer and once in medical school considered neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.

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