Leading Academic and Private Practice Radiologists Chosen to Serve on RLI Board of Directors

August 30, 2011

Six eminent leaders from academic and private practice radiology have been appointed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) to serve on the board of directors for ACR's Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). RLI is radiology's first professional development and leadership academy.

"While leadership skills may be consistent across practice settings, what can differ are professional development paths and the skills needed to advance in private practice radiology and academia," said Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, FACR, medical director of RLI and chair of the ACR Commission on Leadership and Practice Development. "The collaboration of academic and private practice radiology leaders on the board of directors will help RLI develop a balanced and robust curriculum that targets all levels of radiology experience, whether participants are in private practice or academia."

Representing more than 100 years of combined service in radiology, the following academic and private practice radiologists have been selected to serve on the RLI Board of Directors:

Cynthia Sherry, MD, FACR, FACPE, is the medical director of RLI and chair of the ACR Commission on Leadership and Practice Development. She is chair of the radiology department at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. Sherry served on the ACR Task Force on Relationships between Radiology Groups and Hospitals and Other Healthcare Organizations. She is also a member and past president of the American College of Physician Executives.

Cheri Canon, MD, is professor and chair of radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is currently chair of the ACR Commission on Education and serves on the ACR Board of Chancellors and education advisory board for the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology.

Arl Van Moore Jr, MD, FACR, is a practicing radiologist and president of Charlotte Radiology in Charlotte, NC. He is former chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors and ACR Task Force on International Teleradiology. Moore has been active in ACR on the state and national level for many years. He is also chairman of the Board of Strategic Radiology, a radiology group founded by 15 of the largest radiology groups in the U.S. consisting of more than 800 radiologists.

Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR, is CEO and president of Imaging Consultants, Inc. He is also a clinical professor of radiology at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Muroff is president emeritus of Educational Symposia, Inc., one of the nation's largest educators of diagnostic imagers.

Alexander Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR, is chairman and professor of radiology, and assistant dean for diversity at Boston University. He is an active interventional neuroradiologist.

Geoffrey Rubin, MD, is the George Barth Geller professor for cardiovascular research; chairman of the department of radiology at the Duke University School of Medicine and radiologist-in-chief at Duke University Hospital.

Over the next several months and beyond, board members will work closely with RLI faculty, ACR education department staff and other subject matter experts to continue to develop the RLI curriculum.

The Institute's inaugural event is July 12­–15, 2012, at Northwestern University's Evanston, IL campus. More information about RLI is available at radiologyleaders.org.

For more information about RLI, or to schedule an interview with an RLI spokesperson, please contact Heather Curry at 703-390-9822 or PR@test.acr.org.