SAVE THE DATE – Spring Meeting

The Ritz-Carlton, Saint Louis

100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105

Saturday • April 9, 2022



New Fellows

New Fellows from Missouri inducted at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American College of Radiology are Andrew Bierhals, MD, Steven Don, MD, Jennifer Gould, MD, Carlin Ridpath, MD, and Mark Wittry, MD.

One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a member in good standing is recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, and/or research. Only 15 percent of College members have been awarded this honor.

Please join us in congratulating our new Fellows!

For a list of recent Fellows from Missouri see here.

MORADS Spring Legal Presentation

Download the legal presentation produced by MORADS attorney Harvey M. Tettlebaum from our virtual spring meeting April 10, 2021.

MORADS Member Carlin Ridpath and RAD-AID Featured in ACR Bulletin

What is RAD-AID?

RAD-AID began in 2008, with a mission to advance radiology in low-resource areas around the world by providing education, equipment, infrastructure, and sustainable services. RAD-AID counts more than 13,500 volunteers serving over 80 hospitals in 35 countries.  MORADS member Carlin A. Ridpath, MD has been RAD-AID program director overseeing multiple projects in Nepal for the last 3 years.  See page 16 in the March 2021 ACR Bulletin for more information.

MORADS Member, Steven Don, MD, receives 2020 Pioneer Award From Society of Pediatric Radiology

The Pioneer Award honors individuals who have advanced pediatric radiology through innovation, forethought and leadership.  For more information see here.


Frank J Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR to deliver 74th Carman Lecture

Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Dr Lexa is Chief Medical Officer of the Radiology Leadership Institute.
He is also Professor of Clinical Affairs and Operations, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona Medical Center and author of “Leadership Lessons for Healthcare Providers.”
He will be delivering the 74th Carman lecture on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

There is no cost to attend the lecture and no preregistration required.

More information about Dr Lexa here.

MSMA Virtual White Coat Day


Virtual White Coat Day – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

White Coat Day registration is officially open! You can find our full list of speakers at, as well as issues they will be discussing. Let’s make the voice of organized medicine a top priority in the legislature, and this the best attended White Coat Day yet.

MSMA membership is not required for attendance – all Missouri physicians are welcome and encouraged to join us. Please feel free to share White Coat Day information and registration links with your colleagues, residents, fellows, and medical students. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Please note that although the speakers and topics are broken into different regions of the state, you are more than welcome to participate in as many of the events as you can.

Visit or contact Shantel Dooling at for more information.

MORADS Member Amy Patel, MD Profiled in ACR Bulletin

Congratulations to Changemaker Amy K Patel, MD who is profiled in the February 2021 issue of the ACR Bulletin.  For the full story see here.

ACR Webinar on Medicare Health Plan Choices

Stop Drastic Medicare E/M Changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule on Dec. 1. The ACR is very disappointed in the CMS’ decision to implement the evaluation and management (E/M) policy, which will result in significant reimbursement cuts to radiology.

With the legislative calendar waning, ACR members must contact their Senators today to urge Congressional action to mitigate the negative impact of the finalized E/M policy before the end of the year.

Tell your senators today to stop the CMS from implementing these cuts.

ACR Opposes Medicare Pay Cuts, Asks for Your Help

The Radiology Advocacy Network is calling on members to get involved in opposing the proposed 11% Medicare pay cut in radiology set to be implemented Jan. 1.

Use the link below to quickly and easily notify your Congressional Representative.

Act Now to Halt Impending Medicare Cuts.