RLI Annual Event Program Faculty

July 25–28, 2013
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
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Joel I. Shalowitz, MD, MBA, is Clinical Professor and Director of the Health Industry Management Program at Kellogg as well as Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his ScB and MD degrees from Brown University (Sigma Xi) and his MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Northwestern University. He also completed post-graduate medical training in internal medicine at Northwestern. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and recipient of three Fulbright awards. His areas of special interest are managed care systems, ambulatory care management and international health care systems. He is also managing partner of a 20 physician primary care group in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs.



Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA, is a member of the body imaging section at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston Illinois and Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Berlin has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and has authored or co-authored over 45 peer reviewed publications and presented over 200 lectures on clinical and economics topics relating to radiology. Dr. Berlin has directed the business and practice management seminar for the ARRS since 2005 and the health policy and practice refresher course for the RSNA from 2006-2011. He is a fellow in the American College of Radiology and was a member of the editorial board of the JACR from 2003-2012. He is a former ACR alternate advisor and member alternate to the American Medical Association relative value committee which recommends reimbursement valuation levels to the Federal Government for new and existing medical procedures.

Ricardo Cury, MD, FAHA, FSCCT, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Radiology Associates of South Florida, a multispecialty group of 67 physicians and the tenth largest private-practice Radiology group in the country. Dr. Cury is a non-invasive cardiovascular radiologist and is the Director of Cardiac Imaging at Baptist Hospital of Miami and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. He is a clinical associate professor of Florida International University. Dr. Cury was former Clinical Director of Cardiac MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Fred Downs, PhD, is the Practice Administrator for Diagnostic Imaging Specialists (DIS) a 20 member radiology practice in Atlanta. Prior to joining DIS in 2001, he held numerous senior executive positions in large private and academic healthcare systems. He is active in the Radiology Business Management Association where he serves on its board of directors. Downs is an adjunct professor of healthcare management at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. He received his BSN with honors from Jacksonville State University, a MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is a PhD candidate at Georgia State University.

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, FACR, is Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy and in the Honors College at Indiana University, where he also serves as Vice Chair of Radiology. He is a Fellow of the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Advanced Study, the Kinsey Institute and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. He received his AB summa cum laude from Wabash College, MD and PhD (Committee on Social Thought) from the University of Chicago, and MPH from Indiana University. He was a Federal Chancellor Scholar of the Federal Republic of Germany.

He is a nine-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, and has also received the Wayne Booth Award, the Robert Shellhamer Award for the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching the School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial All-University Award for Teaching Excellence. He was named the 2008 Outstanding Educator by the Radiological Society of North America and in 2011 was named the American Roentgen Ray Society Berlin Scholar in Professionalism. He is the author of over 300 scholarly articles and has published nine books, including “We Make a Life by What We Give” (Indiana University, 2008), “Leadership in Healthcare” (Springer, 2009), and “Achieving Excellence in Medical Education” (2nd edition, Springer, 2011). His next book, “X-ray Vision”, was published by Oxford University Press late in 2012.

He is president of the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine. He and his wife, Laura, have four children.

Tanya Menon, PhD, is Associate Professor of Managerial and Organizational Behavior at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she currently teaches a course on Power and Influence in Organizations and a PhD course on Social Psychology of Organizations. She has written articles that consider how national culture affects people’s everyday assumptions and their patterns of decision making. In addition, she has published papers about how organizational culture affects knowledge transfer and learning. This research examines how managers respond to new ideas, and particularly why they sometimes value knowledge from insiders, competitors, and consultants differently. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and Management Science among others. She is currently researching leadership and culture.

Arl Van Moore Jr., MD, FACR, FSIR, FAHA, is Chairman of Strategic Radiology, North Carolina. He is past Chairman of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors and the immediate Past President of the American College of Radiology. He received his BS at the University of Mississippi in Chemical Engineering. He served as a nuclear engineer in the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Service and then went to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine where he received his MD degree. After completing his radiology residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, he remained at Duke on the Radiology Department teaching faculty. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at Duke. He has published several papers and book chapters.

Dr. Moore has been active in the American College of Radiology on both the state and national levels. He has chaired the ACR Task Forces on Disaster Preparedness and International Teleradiology. As a member of the Board of Chancellors he held the office of Secretary Treasurer and Vice-Chairman of the Board. He has served on the Council Steering Committee and has held numerous offices in the North Carolina Chapter of the ACR including President and Councilor. He has also been actively involved in the AMA.

J. Keith Murnighan, PhD, is the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management at the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining Kellogg in 1996, he taught at the Universities of Illinois and British Columbia. He has had visiting appointments at several schools around the world such as London Business School, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the University of Warwick, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. His courses address leadership, negotiation, team building, decision-making, trust, and conflict.

Dr. Murnighan teaches regularly in executive programs in the US, Canada, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He is an active consultant and trainer and has worked with several major corporations, such as the American Dental Association, Caterpillar, CDW, Kraft, Motorola, National Wildlife Federation, Pfizer, and the Young Presidents Organization.

Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR, is the CEO and president of Imaging Consultants, Inc., providers of consulting services to radiologists, hospitals, and corporations. He is also a clinical professor of radiology at both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine.

Dr. Muroff is an honors graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, a recipient of the Gold Medal of the Florida Radiological Society, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He is also listed in the publication, The Best Doctors in America 2000. His radiology socio-economic expertise and his educational expertise were recognized in separate cover stories in Diagnostic Imaging; similarly he was featured in a cover story in Imaging Economics. In 2010, AuntMinnie.com named Dr. Muroff “Most Effective Radiology Educator.”

Dr. Muroff has served as president of several national and regional imaging organizations; he has authored more than 75 scientific and socio-economic articles; and he has presented about 900 invited lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR, is an interventional neuroradiologist with an active endovascular neurosurgical practice. Dr. Norbash joined Boston University Medical Center in March 2004 as Chairman of Radiology and Assistant Dean for Diversity. Dr. Norbash received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City 6 year BA/MD program, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Radiology Residency, and completed fellowships in both Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at Stanford University. He served on the Stanford faculty from 1994-1998, and subsequently on the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998-2000. Dr. Norbash received a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004. He has developed a number of endovascular tools and products which are in clinical usage and has given over 430 lectures and invited presentations.

Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, MMM, FACR, FACPE, Medical Director of the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute™, is Chairwoman and Medical Director of the Department of Radiology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Dr. Sherry is also a medical director and a managing partner for Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center and a member of the newly formed Radiology Associates of North Texas.

She currently serves on the Board of Chancellors for the ACR and is past President of the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Sherry earned a Master’s Degree in Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed her Radiology Residency and Magnetic Resonance Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center.

Brian Uzzi, PhD, is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and new media. He holds the Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He also co-directs NICO, the Northwestern University Institute on Complex Systems, and holds professorships in Sociology and the McCormick School of Engineering. He has lectured and advised companies and governments around the world and been on the faculties of INSEAD, University of Chicago, and Harvard University. In 2007-2008, he was on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley where he was the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership.

Jan A. Van Mieghem, PhD, is the Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Professor of Operations Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. During 2009-2010, he served as Senior Associate Dean: Curriculum and Teaching of the Kellogg School. From 2006 – 2009, he served as the chairman of the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. He received a PhD in Business and an MSEE from Stanford University, and holds an electrical engineering degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Robert Wolcott, PhD, is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a member of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Wolcott teaches corporate innovation and entrepreneurship for Kellogg in Evanston, Miami and Hong Kong (with HKUST), and is formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Japan). He also serves on the advisory boards of Nordic Innovation for the Nordic Council, Oslo, Norway, and GE’s Innovation Accelerator. His book with Dr. Michael Lippitz, Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (McGraw-Hill, 2010), shares a decade of research regarding the emerging approaches companies use to take innovation from idea to market at scale and has been published in Chinese and Japanese. Wolcott’s work has appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times (European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications. He is a frequent speaker at events worldwide.

Edward J. Zajac, PhD, holds the James F. Beré Chair in Management and Organizations and is also a Professor of Health Industry Management. His research, teaching and consulting focuses on strategic management issues,and his research on strategic alliances, strategy formulation and implementation, and on organizational governance has been published widely in major academic journals. Zajac’s PhD, MA, and MBA in organization and strategy are from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has chaired the International Strategic Management Society Conference, and he is currently the Chairman of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management. In 1996 he received the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award for excellence as a classroom instructor. Professor Zajac is Founder and Director of Kellogg’s Center for Research on Strategic Alliances.

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