SAVE THE DATE – Fall Meeting

Holiday Inn Executive Center – Columbia Mall

2200 I-70 Drive S.W.  Columbia, MO 65203

Saturday • October 29, 2022



Former MORADS President to Speak at the Fall Meeting

Dr. Jim Junker, FACR, Former President of MORADS and Former CMO Mercy Hospital Jefferson will speak at the fall meeting October 23, 2021.

His topic is:

“What the Hospital Administration Expects from Radiology and What Radiology Expects from Administration”


The following bylaws change will be discussed at the fall meeting October 23, 2021:

Attachment to Agenda – Fall Virtual Meeting MORADS
Proposed Bylaws Amendment:

Amend Article IX – Meetings
Section 1, Paragraph One, Sentence One

“The annual meeting of the chapter shall be held at such time in conjunction with the Missouri State Medical Association annual meeting.”


“The annual meeting of the chapter shall be held in the Spring of the calendar year prior to the annual meeting of the American College of Radiology.”


From our president:

Due to increased COVID cases, the Fall meeting of the Missouri Radiological Society Saturday, October 23 will be virtual only. More details and the Zoom link will be given in an upcoming email.

It will be a regular meeting, and will include a financial report by Moneta, the legislative update by Harvey Tettlebaum, and a talk by Dr. Jim Junker, FACR, former President of MORADS and former CMO of Mercy Jefferson, on why radiologists should be administrators and what administration expects from radiologists.

We do anticipate a live meeting in St. Louis on April 9, 2022 which will include the Carman Lecture. The Carman Lecturer this year will be Dr. Howard Fleishon, FACR, Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. Dr. Fleishon will also be attending our Fall meeting.

I would also like to remind you of the RLI Summit Sept. 10-11, for which MORADS is supporting multiple residents to attend. There is also a free pre-summit meeting for Residents and Young Physicians on Sept. 9.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you (virtually) Oct. 23!

Michael Raney, M.D.

President, Missouri Radiological Society

New RFS Officers

Congratulations to the new RFS officers!

President:  Kirang Patel, M.D.
Vice President & President-Elect:  Anup Bhattacharya, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer:  Comron Hassanzadeh, M.D., MPH
Members at Large:  Juhi Koolwal, M.D. and Fatima Sharif, M.D.

Legal/Legislative News Regarding Tort Reform

From MSMA:

Supreme Court Upholds Damage Caps!

The Missouri Supreme Court also issued its decision in the Velazquez v. Reeves case this afternoon.  This case was a challenge to the noneconomic damages caps that were enacted at MSMA’s request in 2015.  In a concise ruling, the Court determined that because the legislature had created a medical negligence statutory cause of action, the caps in medical malpractice cases did not violate Velazquez’s right to a trial by jury.

Barry Siegel, MD, FACR Receives ACR Gold Medal

The ACR Gold Medal is awarded by to an individual for distinguished and extraordinary service to the American College of Radiology or to the discipline of radiology.

We are proud to announce one of the 2021 winners is Barry Siegel, MD.  Dr Siegel is a professor of radiology and medicine at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine.  He has over 40 years of leadership in the nuclear medicine community, was 2019 Imaging Deputy Co-Chair for ECOG-ACRIN® Cancer Research Group and Principle Investigator of the National Oncology PET Registry (NOPR).

For more information see here.

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.