RLI On Demand

April 2020: Beyond the Reading Room: Leadership Opportunities in Radiology andBuilding Long Term Career Success


Radiologist sitting at computer

Moderator: Holly Spellman

Faculty: Jennifer E. Nathan, MD


In this workshop, you’ll learn about leadership opportunities that will help you advance your specialty and healthcare overall. Whether you’re establishing yourself as a leader in your residency program, in your practice or department, or in your health system, it is more important than ever that all physicians learn how to make an impact and prepare for a rewarding and meaningful lifelong career.

Key Takeaways


  • Leadership skills are essential regardless of your goals—whether that’s to lead a department/practice or simply interact with others within your department.
  • Mentors are important in guiding you and your career and offering constructive feedback.
  • Leadership skills can be built at every stage of your career, beginning with medical students, residency/fellowship, early and mid-career, and even in your seasoned years.
  • Get involved in clubs/committee/groups now.
  • You will need a variety of mentors over the years to keep meet differing needs as your career evolves.
  • Maintain overall physician wellness; implement strategies to avoid burnout and know what the symptoms look like.

Recorded Webinar


Faculty Bios


Jen Nathan MD Jennifer E. Nathan, MDhad received her Bachelor of Arts at Miami University in Oxford, OH and medical degree at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, OH. Her residency was in Diagnostic Radiology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and she completed her fellowship in Neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, MD. She currently serves on the ACR’s Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) board. She has previously served as the YPS member on the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors, Vice Chair on the ACR’s Membership Commission, on the ACR Radiology Political Action Committee (RADPAC), Council Steering Committee and was Chair of the ACR Young and early career Physician Section (YPS). She serves on the American Board of Radiology (ABR) as part of the Neuroradiology Initial Certifying/Maintenance of Certification Committee. She is a lecturer on Neuroimaging for the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Silver Spring, Maryland. She holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD and as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.