Wednesday, May 30, 2018

First woman elected to chair American College of Radiology

Dr. Geraldine McGinty
PARCA eNews – May 18, 2018 – The American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors has elected Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR , as chair. McGinty is the first woman elected chair of the board in the nearly 100-year history of the ACR.

Also elected were Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, who will serve as vice chair, James A. Brink, MD, FACR, who will serve as president and Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, FACR, FAAP, who will serve as vice president. The new officers took office at the ACR 2018 Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC.

“Dr. McGinty is a renowned expert in health care strategy and economics” said ACR Chief Executive Officer (CEO) William T. Thorwarth, MD, FACR in a press release. "She has shown outstanding leadership in every ACR role in which she has served and is a tremendous choice to lead radiology as health care delivery and payment systems evolve from volume- to value-based care."

Dr. Ruth Carlos
In a related note, the ACR also named Dr. Ruth Carlos as editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). She will begin her editor role in January 2019. Dr. Carlos has served as author, reviewer and member of the editorial board for the past 10 years. She is professor and previous assistant chair of research at the University of Michigan.

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