ACR elects Geraldine McGinty as 1st woman chair

Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA has been elected Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) board—the first woman named to the position in the history of the organization, according to an ACR release.

“Dr. McGinty is a renowned expert in health care strategy and economics. She has shown outstanding leadership in every ACR role in which she has served and is a tremendous choice to lead radiology as health care delivery and payment systems evolve from volume- to value-based care,” said ACR Chief Executive Officer (CEO) William T. Thorwarth, MD.

McGinty is a practicing radiologists and faculty member at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she is the chief strategy officer and chief contracting officer for the Weill Cornell Physician Organization. For the last two years she has served as the vice chair of the Board of Chancellors at ACR and is an editorial board member and reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The Board of Chancellors also elected the following individuals to the board during its 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C:

  • Vice Chair: Howard B. Fleishon, MD, and current chair of the ACR Foundation executive committee. He is also chief of radiology services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, Georgia.
  • President: James A. Brink, MD, and radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
  • Vice President: Marta Hernanz Schulman, MD, and chief of pediatric radiology and medical director of diagnostic imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.