ACR appoints Thrall as chair, names new officers

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named James H. Thrall, MD, FACR, as chair of its board of chancellors.

Thrall, radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical Center in Boston, is the immediate past chair of the ACR Commission on Molecular Imaging, chair of the RADPAC board, member of the ACR Web site Advisory Committee and the ACR Foundation, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The college also named John A. Patti, MD, FACR, as vice chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He is the immediate past chair of the ACR Commission on Economics and ACR Audit Committee, current chair of the ACR Task Force on Value Added and vice chair of the ACR Commission on Government Relations, incoming chair of the RADPAC Political Action Committee, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Additionally, Arl Van Moore Jr., MD, FACR, has been elected president of the ACR. He is the immediate past chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, and 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 as vice chair of the ACR advisory committee on diagnostic imaging policy.

The ACR also elected N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR, as vice president of the ACR. Dunnick is the immediate past chair of the ACR Commission on Body Imaging, is a member of the ACR Committee on Fellowship Credentials, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.