J. Ed Barnes, PhD, FACR, has taught the concepts of medical imaging and radiation oncology to radiologists, medical physicists and technologists for many years. Dr. Barnes is certified in radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology and is a fellow in physics of the American College of Radiology (ACR). He is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and serves on the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the AAPM. He also holds membership in the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, the American College of Medical Physics and the ACR. Dr. Barnes is executive director of the Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI), Milwaukee, an organization that brings continuing education programs to the medical community.
Daniel S. Berman, MD, is the director of cardiac imaging and of nuclear cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. A world-renowned expert in nuclear cardiology, he is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and nuclear medicine, and is vice president of the Society for Cardiovascular CT (SCCT). He is also recognized as a principal developer of nuclear cardiology techniques, and is an international lecturer. In addition, he has written more than 200 original manuscripts, chapters and books, and has received numerous grants to generate outcome data for cardiac imaging analysis.
Walter J. Curran Jr., MD, is a Lawrence W. Davis Professor and chair of radiation oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is also the chief medical officer at Atlanta's Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Curran was formerly on staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
D. David Dershaw, MD, FACR, is director of the breast imaging section at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and professor of radiology at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York City. He specializes in breast imaging using mammography, sonography and MRI. He also has expertise in breast biopsies using stereotaxis, sonography and MRI. In addition to leading one of the most highly regarded breast imaging groups in the nation, he lectures and publishes extensively on breast imaging. Dr. Dershaw is a member of the Breast Cancer Council of the American College of Radiology, past president of the Society of Breast Imaging, and is a member of multiple other boards and committees.
Walt Drane, MD, is professor of radiology and director of the nuclear medicine division at the University of Florida. Dr. Drane's research projects have focused on the development of hybrid equipment to image gamma rays and the use of circuitry in the outcome of PET imaging in the gamma camera.
Cherrill Farnsworth is the president and chief executive officer of HealthHelp, a Houston-based national radiology management firm. In total, she has founded six entrepreneurial ventures, and has received many related business awards. Under her progressive leadership, HealthHelp was named to Inc.'s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Farnsworth is a regular speaker at business and health care symposia and is considered a national expert on changing health care regulations. She's been a regular spokesperson for radiology management and reform for numerous health care associations, including MedPAC and the CMS. She founded the National Coalition for Quality Diagnostic Imaging Services, now the Association for Quality Imaging (AQI), a highly successful grassroots organization focused on preserving Medicare reimbursement for radiology's technical component in Washington; is a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF); and is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of PPOs.
Stephen A. Feig, MD, FACR, is professor of radiology at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and director of breast imaging at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA. He is past president of the Society of Breast Imaging and recipient of the S.B.I Gold Medal. He has held leadership positions in many medical organizations such as the American College of Radiology, American Board of Radiology, American Society of Breast Disease, National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements and Radiological Society of North America. He is editor of Seminars in Breast Disease and of Breast Diseases Quarterly. He is author/co-author of over 350 papers and chapters and author/editor of 22 books.
Elliot K. Fishman, MD, FACR, is the author of more than 500 papers and is recognized worldwide for his contributions to the field of radiology. Dr. Fishman currently serves as a professor of radiology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore. He also presides as the director of the division of abdominal imaging and computed body tomography at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Loretta L. Hanwell, FAHRA, is the director of New Cancer Center Development at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Among her areas of expertise, Ms. Hanwell has been involved in multihospital purchasing services, PACS implementation, new cancer center development and business development opportunities.
Steven E. Harms, MD, FACR, is a private practice radiologist at the Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, and is a clinical professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He has been actively involved in the development of clinical MRI since the late '70s and is a developer of many MRI applications including breast, musculoskeletal, TMJ and orbit.
Beverly Hashimoto, MD, is the section head of ultrasound and co-director of the vascular laboratory at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the School of Science and Engineering at Seattle University and clinical assistant professor of radiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Hashimoto was formerly president of the Pacific Northwest Ultrasound Society and program chairman of the Washington State Radiology Society, and has served on various professional society committees.
Robert E. Henkin, MD, FACNP, FACR, is the president of UNM, Ltd., a small health care consulting company that works on reimbursement issues for professional societies. Dr. Henkin is involved in P4P and Maintenance of Certification, as well some practice management and QA work. He is professor emeritus of radiology at Loyola University in Chicago, a former president of the American College of Nuclear Physicians and former vice-president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.
HK (Bernie) Huang, DSc, FRCR (Hon.), is a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, and director of the division of imaging informatics in the department of radiology at The Keck School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also chair professor of medical informatics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and honorary professor at the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences. An honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and founding fellow of the American Institute of Medicine and Bioengineering, Dr. Huang is an associate editor for the Journal of Computers in Biology & Medicine, the Journal of Medical Imaging, the Journal of Computer Medical Imaging and Graphics, and the Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.
John A. Kaufman, MD, is the Frederick S. Keller professor of interventional radiology at Oregon Health & Science University, and chief of vascular and interventional radiology at the Dotter Interventional Institute, Portland, Ore. Dr. Kaufman is interested in vascular interventions and the development of new techniques and devices, as well as noninvasive vascular imaging with magnetic resonance (MRA) and computed tomography (CTA), gynecologic vascular interventions, such as uterine fibroid and ovarian vein embolization, and long-term central venous access. Dr. Kaufman has also published peer-reviewed articles, edited several books and is a frequent lecturer. He reviews articles for several journals and is an assistant editor of vascular imaging for the American Journal of Radiology. He is actively involved in committee work for the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American Heart Association, for which he is past chairman of the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention. Dr. Kaufman was awarded a Figley Fellowship in Radiologic Journalism by the American Journal of Radiology in 1996, and was elected a fellow of SIR in 1998.
Iraj Khalkhali, MD, FACR, is an associate professor of radiological sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine, as well as the chief of the breast imaging section and chief of outpatient radiology services at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Harry Clarke Knipp, MD, FACR, FFSMB, is a senior principal physician at Advanced Radiology, PA, Baltimore; staff radiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center, Baltimore, and Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, MD; and chairman of the Maryland Board of Physicians, Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Knipp is also a member of the Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, State of Maryland, delegate from Maryland to Federation of State Medical Boards, councilor from Maryland to American College of Radiology, and member of the ACR Commission on Communications. Fun fact: Dr. Knipp was the first fourth-generation straight great grandfather-grandfather-father-son graduate of University of Maryland School of Medicine, dating back to 1887.
Patricia (Pat) Kroken, FACMPE, CRA, is a principal in Healthcare Resource Providers, LLC, in Albuquerque, NM. A former radiology practice manager, she has been a business consultant-primarily to radiology practices and billing companies-for many years. She is a regular contributor to the RBMA Bulletin, as well as various national radiology publications, authoring more than 20 articles per year. She also led editorial teams authoring two radiology-specific books on HIPAA compliance, including a recent workbook for disaster planning. Kroken has been a speaker for various professional organizations on HIPAA, imaging center performance, process improvement and practice management topics. A graduate of Northern Michigan University, she is a former adjunct professor for the University of New Mexico, fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) and a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA).
Amy Freshley Lebkuecher, MS,RT(R)(T), is associate professor and clinical coordinator of the Radiologic Technology Program at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Her specialty areas are radiation therapy and radiologic science education.
Carol A. Mascioli, RT(R), (CV), CVT, FAVIR, is assistant vice president of Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Baptist Health, Miami. Mascioli has numerous years of progressive experience and an outstanding record of success as an administrator in areas of development, project and fiscal planning and management. She is a fellow of the Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers.
Kevin J. McGovern, FACCA, MSN, MHA, is the associate vice president of cardiac and surgical services at Maine Medical Center in Portland. As a member of the medical center's senior leadership team, McGovern reports to the chief operating officer for the management of all aspects of cardiac services/department of cardiac services and surgical services/department of surgery. He is accountable for the planning and operations of the cardiac service line within Maine Medical Center, which completes over 1,250 open heart procedures and 2,200 interventional procedures a year. He is also the president of the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators (ACCA).
Daniel A. Merton, BS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM, is the Technical Coordinator of Research at The Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems, also in Philadelphia. His specialty areas are sonography, diagnostic imaging research and new technologies.
Paul Nagy, PhD, is an associate professor of radiology and the director of quality and informatics research at the University of Maryland. He is a diagnostic medical physicist whose expertise is in PACS and utilizing IT to improve the quality of radiology. His research includes dashboarding and business intelligence, interoperability, communications, quality control and advanced information systems management. Dr. Nagy serves as a founding board of trustee for the American Board of Imaging Informatics and serves on committees for the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American College of Radiology.
Michael H. Picard, MD, is the director of clinical echocardiography and a staff cardiologist at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a past-president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). He also serves on the National Board of Echocardiography and a member of the Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology. He has published extensively on use of echocardiography and its new ultrasound technologies in coronary artery disease, valve disease and heart failure.
John C. Posh, RT(R)(MR), is senior partner with MRI Safety Specialists in Bethlehem, PA. He specializes in MRI safety, clinical MRI, veterinary MRI, MRI consulting, forensics and paleoforensics.
Jordan Renner, MD, is professor of radiology and allied health sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Renner has done research on several subjects, including osteoarthritis in Southern populations and bone mineral density changes in various settings.
Bill Rostenberg, AIA, FAIA, FACHA, principal and director of research at Anshen + Allen, San Francisco, is a distinguished health care facilities planner and architect. He recently authored The Architecture of Medical Imaging, an extensive book on the design of medical imaging facilities. As author of a previous and highly regarded book on ambulatory care facilities, he has been responsible for the planning of major hospital and ambulatory care projects around the world. Anshen + Allen is an international architectural firm specializing in the design of health care, research and higher education facilities.
Mike Ruthemeyer, RT(R)(M)(QM), is the coordinator of quality assurance at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. He has served as president of the Houston X-ray Quality Society, now known as the Radiology Quality Improvement Professionals of the Greater Houston Area.
Eliot Lawrence Siegel, MD, is director of imaging for the VA Maryland Health Care System, chief of radiology and nuclear medicine and associate professor of diagnostic radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. He holds many professional affiliations, including the National Veterans Administration, the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Computer Applications in Radiology, Society of PhotoOptical and Industrial Engineers, and other regional and local groups. He has authored numerous publications and his special interests include PACS, digital imaging, image processing and computed radiography.
Edward M. Smith, ScD, FACNP, is a professor of radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. He is also the technical director of Medical Information, Communication and Archive Systems (PACS), the department of radiology.
Chester Szerlag, MBA, FACHE, CMPE, is the executive director of the departments of radiology and radiation oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His expertise includes development of ambulatory clinical programs in radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging, corporate strategic planning and marketing, clinical information systems implementation, health care finance and reimbursement, research grants management, fundraising and donor development, and graduate medical education programs.
Jim Temme, MPA, RT(R)(QM), FASRT, is president-elect of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). He is the associate director of radiation science technology education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. His specialty areas are radiography education, general radiography and quality management.
Robert Vogelzang, MD, is the chief of vascular and interventional radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vogelzang is also a professor of radiology at Northwestern University Medical School and a consulting radiologist at Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical in Chicago. A 1995 recipient of the Cum Laude Award from the Radiological Society of North America, he holds a number of academic and hospital staff appointments, is a member of many professional organizations and scientific committees, and actively participates in educational symposia and editorial projects.
Donna Lee Wright, EdD, RT(R), FAEIRS, is professor of radiologic science at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX. She teaches primarily in the Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences Program and is also the Radiologist Assistant Program director.