RSNA names new leaders to its board of directors

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) welcomed new leadership to its board of directors Wednesday, Dec. 4, during the society’s annual meeting in Chicago.

James P. Borgstede, MD, was among the new appointments, with the RSNA naming him president of its board. Borgstede is currently vice chair of professional services, clinical operations, quality and safety at the University of Colorado in Denver’s Department of Radiology, and has served as professor of radiology at the institution since 2008.

Borgstede joined the RSNA board in 2013 and has held the chair position since 2018. He’s received numerous honors, including the William T. Thorwarth Award for Excellence in Economics and Health Policy from the American College of Radiology.

“As an RSNA leader, my goals include advancing the appropriate development and use of radiologic technologies, particularly in relation to artificial intelligence, and assisting with education and radiology development in under-resourced areas of the world,” Borgstede said in an RSNA announcement. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our patients, our specialty and the RSNA."

The RSNA also named Mary C. Mahoney, MD, president-elect of its board of directors. Mahoney is the Benjamin Felson Endowed Chair and Professor of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters.

In her new role, Mahoney plans to focus on AI-driven, patient-centered care.

"I look forward to seeing how newly developed initiatives, specifically initiatives related to artificial intelligence, will unfold and impact our members,” Mahoney said in an announcement from the RSNA. “I am very interested in the significance artificial intelligence has in helping us analyze the workflow of radiology in order to improve the entire patient experience from beginning to end."

In addition to president and president-elect, the RSNA named Bruce G. Haffty, MD, its chair of the board. Currently, Haffty serves as vice chancellor of Cancer Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. His work has largely focused on new, molecular-based methods of delivering radiation therapy for breast cancer patients.

“Over the coming year, we will continue to explore strategies to move the field of radiological sciences forward through cutting-edge research and educational programs," Haffty said. "Another goal is to raise the profile of RSNA and radiology outside of the radiologic community to other medical communities and professional societies.”