Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., Named RSNA President, Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Named President Elect

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Mary C. Mahoney, M.D.Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., was named president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors this week at the Society’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Mahoney is the Benjamin Felson Endowed Chair and Professor of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2016, Dr. Mahoney has been chief of imaging services at UC Health in Cincinnati and is on the medical staff of several Cincinnati area institutions, including UC Medical Center, University Pointe Surgical Hospital, and West Chester Hospital in West Chester, Ohio.

After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University in 1979, Dr. Mahoney received her medical degree in 1983 from UC College of Medicine and is a member of its honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency—serving as chief resident from 1987 to 1988, followed by a fellowship—at UC Medical Center.

As president, Dr. Mahoney will continue to focus on patient-centered care and support the Society’s goal of fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in radiology leadership and practice.

“I am honored to be part of an organization that actively supports women in radiology and works to promote diversity and inclusivity in its leadership, in its committees and in its programming,” Dr. Mahoney said. “We must ensure that our academic and society leaders reflect the diverse community we represent and strive to provide an equitable and inclusive community that serves the needs of all of our members. In shedding unconscious bias and embracing different perspectives, we strengthen our specialty and enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients.”

Dr. Mahoney has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters and has co-authored two books with an emphasis on breast imaging. She has served as principal or co-investigator on numerous funded grants, including several grants focused on imaging modalities and biopsy. Dr. Mahoney has given many scientific research presentations nationally and internationally and has been an invited lecturer at over 285 institutions and meetings worldwide.

She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program for women leaders in medicine. She has been instrumental in building the Advanced Imaging Core Lab at UC College of Medicine and the multidisciplinary breast center within UC Cancer Institute.

Since 2002, Dr. Mahoney has been a manuscript reviewer for Radiology. She is currently on the editorial boards of Cureus and Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology and the editorial advisory board of Radiology Business Journal. Since 2005, Dr. Mahoney has been a Self-Assessment Module reviewer for the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

Over the years, Dr. Mahoney has served RSNA in many capacities. She was the scientific session presiding officer from 2003 to 2009. She has served on many committees, including the Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Public Relations Committee and the Public Information Advisors Network. She has chaired the Public Information Committee, Patient-Centered Radiology Steering Committee and the Radiology Editor Search Committee. She joined the RSNA board in 2014.

Dr. Mahoney has held committee or leadership positions in a number of other organizations, including the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American Roentgen Ray Society. She served on the ABR Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2015 and the ABR Board of Governors from 2015 to 2018 and currently serves on the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors. Dr. Mahoney is a fellow of both ACR and SBI and is a member of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments.

The recipient of many awards and honors throughout her career, Dr. Mahoney was recognized by ABR for her extraordinary service and dedication in 2008 and 2010. She was named a Health Care Hero finalist twice by the Cincinnati Business Courier and received a Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Award in 2017. She was included on the “Best Doctors in Cincinnati” list, selected for inclusion in Top Doctors in America in 2019 and selected for “Top Doctors” by Cincinnati Magazine in 2020.

Dr. Mahoney is a nationally recognized proponent and staunch advocate of patient-centered radiology. She has been involved in numerous initiatives campaigning to encourage and facilitate radiologists’ meaningful engagement in the patient experience.

Bruce G. Haffty, M.D., named president-elect

 Bruce G. Haffty, M.D.Bruce G. Haffty, M.D., was named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors at the Society’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Haffty is associate vice chancellor, Cancer Programs, at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. He also serves as professor and chairman in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Haffty completed his medical school and residency training at Yale University School of Medicine in 1988 and spent the next 18 years specializing in breast, head and neck cancers in Yale’s Department of Therapeutic Radiology. He served on the faculty at Yale from 1988 through 2005. Dr. Haffty was promoted to professor of therapeutic radiology in 2000, served as residency program director from 1992 through 2004, and vice chairman and clinical director from 2002 to 2005.

As president-elect, Dr. Haffty will work to maintain strong governance of the Society and raise the profile of RSNA and radiology outside of the radiology community.

“The RSNA Board of Directors has held a number of valuable and extensive discussions concerning the governance of our organization,” Dr. Haffty said. “I look forward to continuing those discussions and determining the optimal governance structure moving forward for RSNA. In addition, the board plans to explore collaborations with other organizations that will be beneficial for our Society and our specialty.”

Dr. Haffty has authored or co-authored 50 books, book chapters and theses, more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and numerous editorials and letters. Dr. Haffty is a leader in national clinical trials and is currently co-investigator on several national clinical trials through the NRG Oncology and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology cooperative groups. He has given many scientific research presentations nationally and internationally and has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor at nearly 180 institutions and meetings worldwide.

At Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School and Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Dr. Haffty spearheaded the expansion of the radiation oncology program and developed residency programs in radiation oncology and medical physics—the only such programs in the state of New Jersey.

Through his extensive work with the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Dr. Haffty served as the founding president of the Association of Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP) in 2000, providing tools and resources to advance the quality of residency training and education in radiation oncology. He served as ADROP president from 2000 to 2003.

Dr. Haffty’s research on new methods of delivering radiation therapy for breast cancer has focused on molecular and genetic factors as they relate to radiation resistance and outcomes in patients. His Lancet-published research on BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in conservatively managed breast cancer documented high rates of second primary ipsilateral breast cancers (cancers affecting the same side of the body) and has impacted clinical practice. Dr. Haffty’s research has created unique factors associated with outcomes, paving the way for molecular targeted therapies in combination with radiation.

In addition to editing the comprehensive Handbook of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Haffty has served on numerous editorial boards, such as The Cancer Journal, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Women's Oncology Review, Radiation Oncology Investigations and Oncology Reports. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Breast Journal and serves as deputy editor of Journal of Clinical Oncology. He served on the RSNA News editorial board from 2009 to 2015.

Dr. Haffty has volunteered with RSNA in a number of roles, including as third vice president from 2013 to 2014 and as co-chair of the Bolstering Oncoradiologic and Oncoradiotherapeutic Skills for Tomorrow (BOOST) Program. At RSNA 2009, he delivered the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology, “Genetic Factors in the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapeutic Management of Breast Cancer.” Dr. Haffty was named RSNA Outstanding Educator in 2013. He has been on the RSNA Board of Directors since 2014, most recently serving as chair.

Among his other leadership positions, and in addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Haffty has served on numerous national committees related to research and education in breast cancer and radiation oncology. He is a past president of the American Radium Society, past chairman of the Residency Review Committee in Radiation Oncology, past president of the American Board of Radiology and past president of American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., named chair

 Matthew A. Mauro, M.D.Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., was named chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors at the Society’s annual meeting.

Dr. Mauro is president of University of North Carolina (UNC) Faculty Physicians and senior executive of Revenue Cycle, UNC Health Care. Dr. Mauro holds the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Radiology and is a professor of surgery. He has been a faculty member at UNC since 1982.

Dr. Mauro received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1977. He completed his residency training in 1980 at UNC School of Medicine and was chief resident during his last year. Between 1980 and 1982, Dr. Mauro completed fellowships in diagnostic and vascular radiology at UNC and abdominal and interventional radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

As RSNA chair, Dr. Mauro will lead the board in advancing patient care through educational programs, supporting scientific discovery through the Research & Education (R&E) Foundation and providing the premier forum for scientific dissemination.

“Our goal for the coming year is to evolve and innovate our scientific and educational platforms to solidify RSNA’s position as radiology’s preeminent organization in radiologic sciences,” Dr. Mauro said. “We find ourselves in an environment with new demands and requirements on the manner in which we disseminate and transmit information. It is a distinct honor to be named chair of the RSNA Board of Directors.”

A prolific researcher, Dr. Mauro has published over 150 journal articles and numerous book chapters. He has co-authored five books. His textbook, Image-Guided Interventions, serves as a standard reference in the field. Dr. Mauro has given dozens of scientific research presentations nationally and internationally and has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor at over 200 institutions and meetings worldwide. He has served as principal or co-investigator on numerous funded grants, including several grants focused on diagnostic atherosclerosis imaging and treatment of complex pathology of the descending thoracic aorta.

Dr. Mauro has worked extensively with the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), where he was on the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000, serving as president during his last year. With SIR, he served on the Executive Council from 1994 to 2000 and again from 2002 to 2006, the Scientific Program Committee from 2000 to 2002, the Steering Committee World Conference on Interventional Oncology in 2005, and many other positions and committees between 1992 and 2006.

Dr. Mauro has served on a number of editorial boards, including Clinical Imaging, Applied Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, and Seminars in Interventional Radiology, among others. He has been a manuscript reviewer for several journals, including RadioGraphics, Journal of Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Journal of Vascular Surgery and Pediatrics. Dr. Mauro has been a book reviewer for Gastrointestinal Radiology, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Investigative Radiology and Academic Radiology.

A dedicated RSNA volunteer, Dr. Mauro served on the Scientific Program Committee beginning in 2005, and as chair from 2009 to 2013. He served on the Public Information Advisors Network from 2002 to 2011. Dr. Mauro is a regular faculty member for annual meeting educational courses and was the associate editor of Radiology from 2002 to 2007. He has served on the R&E Foundation Public Relations Committee and the Corporate Giving Subcommittee, and as an R&E Foundation grant reviewer. Dr. Mauro has been on the RSNA Board of Directors since 2015, serving as liaison for education.

Dr. Mauro has served with many societies and organizations. He was past president of the Southeastern Angiographic Society, where he served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2018. Dr. Mauro has served on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Program Committee, as well as the Executive Committee, and he served on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology from 2003 to 2009. At the American Board of Radiology (ABR), Dr. Mauro served on the Board of Governors from 2015 to 2018 and on the Executive Committee from 2013 to 2015. He was trustee from 2006 to 2015.

He was awarded the gold medal by SIR in 2014. The ABR has presented Dr. Mauro with both the Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Service Award.

Sanjeev Bhalla, M.D., named education liaison

Sanjeev Bhalla, M.DSanjeev Bhalla, M.D., a highly regarded educator and clinical leader in cardiothoracic and pulmonary imaging, joins the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors as liaison for education.

“I am beyond excited to serve the RSNA in this new role,” Dr. Bhalla said. “I have always thought of RSNA as a leader in science, education, workflow and technology, because it is on the forefront of what is new and exciting in our field. This year has created new challenges that have forced us all into reflection on our core principles. The essence of RSNA has always been the sense of community. I look forward to helping to build on our sense of community, as we explore the novel ways we learn and grow in the post-COVID world.”

Dr. Bhalla is section chief of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) in St. Louis, Missouri, a position he has held since 2007. He is a professor of radiology in the  Cardiothoracic Imaging Section, and assistant residency program director and vice chair for education at MIR. He is co-director of Body CT at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and clinical radiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1990, Dr. Bhalla earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1994 and completed his internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital Department of Internal Medicine. He moved to MIR for his residency in diagnostic radiology, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in cardiac and thoracic imaging. He was named MIR Fellow of the Year in 2000.

Dr. Bhalla continued his career at MIR where he has been highly awarded for his dedication to educating and mentoring medical students, residents and junior faculty. He was named MIR’s Radiology Residency Teacher of the Year in 2003, 2011 and 2017, and is a 16-time recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in Radiology Residency. He also received four teaching awards from medical students and one from surgery house staff, and twice has been named the Alpha Omega Alpha Lecturer at Washington University.

Known as a compassionate physician and clinical leader who always puts excellence in patient care first, Dr. Bhalla received Washington University School of Medicine’s Distinguished Clinician award in 2012. He has been recognized in Best Doctors in America every year since 2005.

Dr. Bhalla has served RSNA’s journals as associate editor for Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging since the journal’s launch in 2018 and as assistant chair, then chair of the resident and fellow education section of the RadioGraphics editorial board from 2013 to 2020. Dr. Bhalla has received RSNA’s Honored Educator Award four times since 2014.

A longtime, dedicated RSNA volunteer, Dr. Bhalla served as a member of the Chest Imaging Subcommittee of the Education Exhibits Committee (2007-2009), then as chair (2008-2012). He was vice chair, then chair of the Education Exhibits Committee from 2013 to 2017. He served as a member of the Refresher Course Committee and Education Council, as well as several RSNA workgroups, subcommittees and steering committees. He has regularly served as faculty and moderator for education sessions at RSNA annual meetings.

Dr. Bhalla is president-elect of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and a fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology. He is a trustee of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and has regularly served as an ABR oral examiner. He was a Fleischner Society Inductee in 2019. Dr. Bhalla has served in various capacities as categorical course and instructional course track chair/vice chair and director/co-director for the American Roentgen Ray Society. He was a chest section question writer for the American College of Radiology’s in-service examination for diagnostic radiology (2003-2010).

Dr. Bhalla has authored or co-authored 154 papers and 14 book chapters. He is a sought-after lecturer, having given more than 180 international, national, regional and local invited lectures. He is an assistant editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging and a manuscript reviewer for various professional journals, including RadioGraphics, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

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Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., Named RSNA President, Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Named President Elect.  Appl Rad Oncol. 

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