Who's who? 100 names you need to know

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This month, Health Imaging & IT is featuring 100 physicians, administrators and thoughtleaders from healthcare facilities nominated by you, our readers. From April 15th through May 30th, readers submitted nominations via internet ballot by the hundreds.

Our editorial team culled through the entries seeking variety and breadth. In the next several pages, you will meet the "100 Names You Need to Know" in a cross-section of medical specialties - from CT, MRI and cardiology to PACS, HL7 and IT.

  1. ASIF AHMAD, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  2. MARK ANDERSON, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery, Division Head, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.
    Areas of Expertise: PACS & ORTHO
  3. KATHERINE ANDRIOLE, PHD, Associate Adjunct Professor, Radiology, PACS Clinical Coordinator, Laboratory for Radiological Informatics, University of California at San Francisco
    Areas of Expertise: IS, PACS & CR
  4. RONALD ARENSON, MD, Chairman and the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology, University of California at San Francisco.
    Areas of Expertise: RIS & PACS
  5. SAMUEL ARMATO, PHD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Illinois.
    Area of Expertise: CAD
  6. DAVID AVRIN, MD, Medical PACS Director, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  7. DEBORAH TUKE BAHLMAN, RN, MSN, Regional Surgical Services Information Manager, OR, Providence Health Systems, Portland, Ore.
    Area of Expertise: SURG
  8. MATTHEW BARISH, MD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: 3D
  9. GARY BECKER, MD, Branch Chief of Image-Guided Intervention, Cancer Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.
    Area of Expertise: intV
  10. BERYL BENACERRAF, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: U/S
  11. WILLIAM BRADLEY, JR., MD, PHD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego
    Area of Expertise: MRI
  12. JAMES BRINK, MD, Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  13. RICHARD BUCHOLZ, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
    Area of Expertise: SURG
  14. PAUL CHANG, MD, Professor and Chief of Radiology Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania
    Areas of Expertise: IS & PACS
  15. DAVID CHANNIN, MD, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Radiology, Chief, Imaging Informatics, Department of Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Medical Director, PACS, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
    Area of Expertise: STAN
  16. ZANG-HEE CHO, PHD, Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, University of California at Irvine.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D & PET
  17. KEVIN CLEARY, PHD, Division Director and Associate Professor, Imaging Science and Information System Center, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    Area of Expertise: SURG
  18. R. EDWARD COLEMAN, MD, Professor of Radiology, Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
    Areas of Expertise: NM & PET
  19. JEFFREY COLLMANN, PHD, Division Director and Associate Professor in Information Assurance and Informatics, Imaging Science and Information System Center, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    Areas of Expertise: STAN & IS
  20. PABLO DELGADO, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Saint-Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri
    Area of Expertise: CAD
  21. SHERYL DODDS, RN, MS, CEO, Nebraska Heart Institute and Nebraska Heart Institute Heart Hospital, Lincoln, Neb.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  22. LANE DONNELLY, MD, Director, Radiologist-in-Chief, Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio.
    Areas of Expertise: CT & MRI
  23. BURTON DRAYER, MD, President, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: CT & MRI
  24. KEITH DREYER, MD, PHD, Vice Chairman of Radiology, Information Services; Enterprise Medical Imaging; Corporate Director of Medical Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Partners Healthcare System,