ACR names Debra Monticciolo its new president

The American College of Radiology Council announced it has elected Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, as the new president of the ACR, during the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Monticciolo is vice chair of the department of radiology (for research) and section chief of breast imaging at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple in Texas. She is also the immediate-past chair of the ACR Commission on Breast Imaging and past president of the Society of Breast Imaging.

“Dr. Monticciolo is an internationally recognized expert in breast imaging and a longtime advocate for increased access to high-quality care for women and their families. She has shown outstanding leadership in every role in which she has served within the ACR and elsewhere in medicine,” ACR Board of Chancellors Chair Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, said in a prepared statement.

“The ACR will be well-represented by Dr. Monticciolo and the entire group of dedicated physician volunteers elected ACR officers this week. I look forward to working with them all to advance the ACR in the service of our patients,” she added.

Also during its meeting, the ACR announced Katarzyna J. Macura, MD, PhD as its newly-elected vice president. Macura is a fellow of the ACR and a professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is a former co-chair of the ACR Commission on Women and Diversity, a member of the ACR Advanced Prostate Imaging and Targeted Therapy Committee and former member of the ACR AI Advisory Group.

Read the full list of newly elected ACR officers here.