SAVE THE DATE – Fall Meeting

Holiday Inn Executive Center – Columbia Mall

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

Saturday • September 30, 2023



MSMA Women Physician Virtual Event Thursday January 20 – Do Not Need to be a Member to Attend

MSMA Women Physicians Section January Event

Join the MSMA Women Physicians Section for the January installation of our monthly virtual event series!

The January event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 PM. January’s session will be full of current advocacy efforts at our state and national level. Join us to hear from Heidi Geisbuhler Sutherland and Shantel Dooling of the MSMA advocacy team to hear what to expect from the 2022 Missouri legislative session and how you can contribute.

Additionally, we’re excited to bring you a woman who continues to blaze her own path in advocacy – Dr. Willarda Edwards. As a current member of the AMA Board of Trustees, Dr. Edwards will share current issues at that national level. This session will be full of lessons and advice for women wishing to make their voice heard at any level of advocacy.

Register to attend here:

Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues. All female physicians are welcome and encouraged to attend, regardless of MSMA membership status. A flyer for the event with additional information can be found here: WPS Flyer January 2022.pdf

MORADS Member, Pamela Woodard, MD, FACR, Named RSNA 2021 Outstanding Researcher

Pamela Woodard, MD, FACR, the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named RSNA 2021 Outstanding Researcher.

Learn more.


Howard Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR to Deliver 75th Carman Lecture

Howard Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR

Dr Fleishon is Chair of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology.  Currently an associate professor at Emory University, his interests have centered on leadership and management in Radiology. Howard has served in a variety of roles in the College including a past Chair of the Practice Leaders Committee, Council Speaker and past Chairman of the Radiology Advocacy Network.

He will be delivering the 75th Carman lecture on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

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


MORADS Fall Legal Presentation

Download the legal presentation presented by MORADS attorney, Harvey Tettlebaum, for our virtual fall meeting October 23, 2021.

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.