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Episode 58: Centennial Perspectives

Five Experienced Radiology Leaders Share Their Perspectives on Radiology’s Evolution and the Opportunities and Threats Ahead

August 24, 2023

Join us as the RLI Celebrates the ACR Centennial with two very special episodes featuring two panels of radiology leaders representing different career stages and perspectives.  

In this first episode, host Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, discusses the evolution of the field of radiology with five experienced radiology leaders, representing radiologists who began their careers in the 1970s or 1980s.  The field of radiology, or at least the use of electromagnetic radiation-based imaging, was already in its eighth decade at this point. And approximately half of the ACR’s history to date had been written.

These distinguished leaders will share their perspectives on how technology has been the fuel for practice innovation, the role academic researchers play in establishing the value of these innovations, the future of academic medical centers, the impact of consolidation and corporatization on private practice and how radiology training programs will need to adapt to meet the demands of radiology practice in the coming decade.

The panel will also discuss the role ACR has played in their career and what they see as key priorities for the coming years.

Panelists include:

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, is Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Neurosurgery in the Emory School of Medicine and Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Rollins School of Public Health. Until September 2022, he also served as the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University; Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; and CEO and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare. Dr. Lewin is a national leader in academic medicine strategy and integrated health care delivery and an international scientific leader in interventional and intraoperative MRI.

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Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR

Carolyn Meltzer, MD, is the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the May S. and John H. Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine. Prior to her appointment at the Keck School, Dean Meltzer was the William P. Timmie Professor and Chair in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the Emory School of Medicine. She also served as Executive Associate Dean of Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership and Inclusion, as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and as Associate Dean for Research for the school of medicine. Previously, she served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, including as Medical Director of the PET Center, Chief of Neuroradiology, and the Radiology Department’s Vice Chair for Research.

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Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR 

Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR is the immediate past CEO & President of Imaging Consultants, Inc., providers of consulting services to radiologists, hospitals, and corporations. Dr. Muroff is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology at both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine, and he is President Emeritus of Educational Symposia, Inc., one of the largest educators of diagnostic imagers in the country. Dr. Muroff served as the Director of MR, CT and Nuclear Medicine at University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida from 1974 to 1994. For twenty years he was a member of a 45-man/woman radiology practice in which he served in several leadership positions, including CEO.

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Mary H. Scanlon, MD, FACR

Mary Helene Scanlon, MD FACR, is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at Penn Medicine and the Vice Chair of Education. She divides her clinical practice between the Division of Neuroradiology at Penn Medicine and the Department of Radiology of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her subspecialty within Neuroradiology is Head and Neck. She has been program director for Diagnostic Radiology since 2006, which is the same year she won the Wallace T. Miller Sr. Teaching Award.

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Mary H. Scanlon, MD, FACR

Eliot L. Siegel, MD, FACR

Eliot L. Siegel, MD, FACR

Dr. Eliot Siegel is Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System.  He is Senior Advisor to the University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging Center and has adjunct appointments as Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland College Park and as Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Dr. Siegel was responsible for the NCI's National Cancer Image Archive and served as Workspace Lead of the National Cancer Institute's caBIG In Vivo Imaging Workspace. He has been named as Radiology Researcher and Radiology Educator of the year by his peers as well as one of the Top Ten radiologists. 

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