Thrall becomes American College of Radiology chair

May 29, 2008

Dr. James H. Thrall, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been chosen as the new chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors. He was appointed during the college’s 2008 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Dr. James H. Thrall, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been chosen as the new chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors. He was appointed during the college's 2008 annual meeting in Washington, DC.Thrall, an ACR fellow and a professor of radiology at Harvard University, had just finished an appointment as chair of the ACR Commission on Molecular Imaging. He has served as chair of the ACR's RadPAC Political Action Committee board and member of its Website Advisory Committee, as well as at the ACR Foundation. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology and on the editorial advisory board for Diagnostic Imaging."Dr. Thrall has shown outstanding leadership in every role in which he has served within the ACR and elsewhere. He is a longtime advocate of the radiology profession and a nationally recognized expert in the field. We look forward to his continued leadership as chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors," said ACR executive director Dr. Harvey L. Neiman.

In addition to Thrall, the ACR elected a new cadre of officers:

  • Dr. John A. Patti, ACR Board of Chancellors vice chair
  • Dr. Arl Van Moore Jr., ACR president
  • Dr. N. Reed Dunnick, ACR vice president

Patti was chair of the ACR Commission on Economics and the organization's Audit Committee. He is chair of the ACR Task Force on Value Added, vice chair of the ACR Commission on Government Relations, and RadPAC's incoming chair. He also serves on the editorial board of the JACR.

Van Moore is the immediate past chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He serves as chair of the ACR delegation to the American Medical Association, chair of the ACR Task Force on International Teleradiology, chair of the ACR Task Force on Disaster Preparedness, vice chair of the RadPAC Political Action Committee board, and vice chair of the ACR advisory committee on diagnostic imaging policy.Dunnick has just finished an appointment as chair of the ACR Commission on Body Imaging and is a member of the ACR Committee on Fellowship Credentials. He also serves on the editorial board of the

JACR.

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