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, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: IS & PACS
  25. GARY DUEHRING, PHD, CRA, RT, COO, Flint Health Systems Imaging, Grand Blanc, Mich.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  26. GEORGES EL-KHOURY, MD, Chief, Musculoskeletal Section, Professor in Radiology and Orthopedics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
    Area of Expertise: ORTHO
  27. CHARLES ENKE, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Medical Director, Nebraska Health System, Omaha, Neb.
    Area of Expertise: RAD/ONC
  28. ROY FILLY, MD, Professor of Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Chief, Diagnostic Sonography and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, Cofounder of the UCSF Fetal Treatment Program; Clinical Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: U/S
  29. LINDA FISCHETTI, RN MS, Management Analyst, Health Data Repository, HL7 EHR SIG
    Co-Chair, Health Systems Design & Development Office of Information, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, Silver Springs, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: EMR & STAN
  30. ELLIOTT FISHMAN, MD, Professor of Radiology and Oncology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
    Area of Expertise: 3D
  31. ADAM FLANDERS, Co-Director of the Division of Neuro-Radiology/ENT, Director, Division of Radiology Informatics Research, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
    Areas of Expertise: WIFI, RIS & IS
  32. TIMOTHY FREER, MD, Director, The Women's Diagnostic and Breast Health Center, Plano, Texas.
    Areas of Expertise: CAD & MAMMO
  33. DONALD FRUSH, MD, Chief of Pediatric Radiology and Associate Professor or Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
    Area of Expertise: CT
  34. SANJIV SAM GAMBHIR, MD, PHD, Director, Molecular Imaging Program; Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.
    Areas of Expertise: NM & PET
  35. REED GARDNER, PHD, Professor and Department Chairman, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  36. HARRY GENANT, MD, Executive Director of the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group, and Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Medicine, Epidemiology and Orthopedics, University of California San Francisco.
    Area of Expertise: BD
  37. MARYELLEN LISSAK GIGER, PHD, Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Illinois
    Areas of Expertise: MAMMO & CAD
  38. SALLY GRADY, Director of Imaging, Florida Hospital-Celebration Health, Celebration, Fla.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  39. JUD GURNEY, MD, Charles C. Dobry Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Omaha, Neb.
    Area of Expertise: DR
  40. JOHN HALAMKA, MD, CIO, Care Group, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: SAS
  41. RICK HAMPTON, Wireless Communications Manager, Partners Healthcare System, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: WIFI
  42. NOGAH HARAMATI, MD, Chief, Department of Radiology; Professor of Clinical Radiology; Professor of Clinical Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: SURG
  43. DONALD HARRINGTON, MD, FACR, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO & INTV
  44. MARTIN HARRIS, MD, CIO, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  45. BRADLEY HEMMINGER, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Area of Expertise: DI
  46. STEVEN HORII, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology and Clinical Director, Medical Informatics Group, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  47. HEDVIG HRICAK, MD, PHD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: RAD
  48. DAVID HUSSEY, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
    Area of Expertise: RAD
  49. MARY ICE, MD, Houston Northwest Radiology Association and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  50. FERENC JOLESZ, MD, B. Leonard Holman Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chairman for Research at the Department of Radiology, Director, Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Director Neuroimaging Core at the Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: MRI & SURG
  51. R. GILBERT JOST, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, Director, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
    Areas of Expertise: IS, RIS & PACS
  52. GARY JUMP, VP & CIO, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, La.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  53. EMANUEL KANAL, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology, Director of MR Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania.
    Area of Expertise: MRI
  54. MEERA KANHOUWA, MD, FACEP, Director of Medical Informatics, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
    Areas of Expertise: WIFI & ER
  55. MARY KASS, MD, FCAP, Director of Integrated Laboratory Services; Medical Director of Laboratory Services at the Immunogenetics Laboratory at the Medstar Research Institute, President of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Medstar Health, Columbia, Md.
    Area of Expertise: LAB
  56. ANDREW KELLER, MD, Medical Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Danbury Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  57. RAMIN KHORASANI, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology; Medical Director Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  58. ROBERTO M. LANG, MD, Director, Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Lab, University of Chicago Hospitals, Illinois.
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO & U/S
  59. CAROL LEE, MD, Professor and Acting Chief, Breast Imaging, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
    Areas of Expertise: MAMMO, U/S & MRI
  60. MARTIN LEON, MD, Director and CEO, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  61. ANN LEUNG, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Associate Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: CT
  62. EDWARD LIPSIT, MD, President of Washington Radiology Associates (WRA) PC; Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Radiology and Nuclear, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
    Area of Expertise: CAD
  63. HOMER MACAPINLAC, MD, Chief of the Section of Positron Emission Tomography, Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Area of Expertise: NM
  64. BRUCE MCCLENNAN, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
    Area of Expertise: CT
  65. REUBEN MEZRICH, MD, Chairman of Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
    Area of Expertise: MGMT
  66. DEBRA MITCHELL, MD, Director of Clinical Operations and Administrative Affairs, University of Oklahoma Breast Institute, Edmond, Okla.
    Area of Expertise: MAMMO
  67. RICHARD MORIN, PHD, Brooks-Hollern Professor, Department of Radiologic Physics, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
    Areas of Expertise: PACS & CT
  68. JEFFREY MOSES, MD, Chief, Interventional Cardiology, Lenox Hill and Vascular Institute & Clinical Professor of Medicine, New York University, New York, N.Y.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  69. SEONG K. MUN, PHD, Director, ISIS Center and Professor of Radiology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
    Area of Expertise: IS
  70. PAUL NAGY, PHD, Director of Radiology Informatics and Assistant Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  71. GILLIAN NEWSTEAD, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Breast Imaging, New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: MAMMO, U/S & MRI
  72. WILLIAM O'NEILL, MD, Chief of Cardiology, William Beaumont Hospital, Detroit, Mich.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  73. MICHAEL PHELPS, PHD, Norton Simon Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology; Director of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging; Professor of Biomathematics, the Associate Director of the Laboratory of Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine and the Chief of Nuclear Medicine, University of California Los Angeles.
    Areas of Expertise: NM & PET
  74. PERRY PICKHARDT, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Area of Expertise: CT
  75. DAVID PIRAINO, MD, Head, Section of Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
    Areas of Expertise: STAN & PACS
  76. FRED PRIOR, Co-director, Electronic Radiology Laboratory, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  77. OSMAN RATIB, MD, PHD, Professor and Vice Chairman, Radiological Sciences, University of California Los Angeles
    Areas of Expertise: CARDIO & IS
  78. BRUCE REINER, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
    Areas of Expertise: IS & PACS
  79. BRADFORD RICHMOND, MD, Section Head, Musculoskeletal Radiology, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
    Area of Expertise: ORTHO
  80. ANNE ROBERTS, MD, Professor of Radiology, Executive Vice Chair, University of California San Diego School of Medicine; Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of California San Diego Medical Center and Thornton Hospital, La Jolla, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: INTV
  81. NEIL ROFSKY, MD, Chief of MRI, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    Area of Expertise: MRI
  82. DAVID RUBIN, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Radiology and Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology Section, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
    Area of Expertise: ORTHO
  83. GEOFF RUBIN, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
    Areas of Expertise: 3D & CARDIO
  84. RAMIN SHAHIDI, PHD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director, Image Guidance Labs, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: SURG
  85. ELIOT SIEGEL, MD, Professor of Radiology, Vice Chairman of Information Systems, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  86. MARK SMITH, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
    Areas of Expertise: ER & IS
  87. WILLIE SMOOT, PACS Administrator/Radiology Supervisor, King Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: PACS
  88. GEORGE STARKSCHALL, PHD, Professor, Radiation Physics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
    Area of Expertise: RAD/ONC
  89. RONALD SUMMERS, MD, PHD, Chief, Image Processing Group, Diagnostic Radiology Department, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: CT & MRI
  90. PATRICIA THORPE, MD, Professor, Director of Interventional Radiology, Director of Vascular and Interventional Fellowship Program, University of Iowa Healthcare, Iowa City
    Area of Expertise: INTV
  91. JAMES THRALL, MD, Radiologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
    Areas of Expertise: CAD & PET
  92. DAVID TOWNSEND, PHD, Senior PET Physicist and Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh PET Center, Pennsylvania.
    Areas of Expertise: NM & PET
  93. CARL VYBORNY, MD, PHD, Medical Director of Mammography, La Grange Memorial Hospital, La Grange, Ill.
    Areas of Expertise: CAD & STAN
  94. RICHARD WAHL, MD, Professor of Radiology and Oncology; Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET; and Vice Chair of New Technology and Business Development, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
    Areas of Expertise: NM, PET & RAD/ONC
  95. WILLIAM WEINTRAUB, MD FACC, Director, Emory Center for Outcomes Research in the Division of Cardiology, IHE Cardiology Task Force Chair, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
    Area of Expertise: STAN
  96. DAVID WEISS, MD, Chairman, Medical Informatics, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.
    Areas of Expertise: IS & VR
  97. DAVID WORKMAN, Administrative Director, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.
    Area of Expertise: DR
  98. PAUL YOCK, MD, Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine; Director of the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy, Director of the Stanford Program in Biodesign, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
    Area of Expertise: CARDIO
  99. WENDE LOGAN YOUNG, MD, Director, The Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, Rochester, N.Y.
    Areas of Expertise: MAMMO & CAD
  100. TIMOTHY ZOPH, Vice President, Information Services and CIO, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
    Area of Expertise: IS