Baron is President-Elect
Richard L. Baron, M.D., is RSNA president-elect. Dr. Baron is a professor of radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he has been since 2002, serving as chair of the Department of Radiology from 2002 to 2011 and dean for clinical practice from 2011 to 2013.
As president-elect, Dr. Baron will continue to place a priority on organization and optimization of RSNA's educational offerings, given that lifelong learning is now so essential to the radiology community. Bringing together the RSNA international members and participants to maximize their educational opportunities and experiences will be an important emphasis.
"Through its journals, annual meeting, education programs, and the invaluable contributions of its members, RSNA has been inextricably tied to the evolution of radiology worldwide," he said. "RSNA members and contributors produce a broad array of scientific and educational content that collectively provides an unmatched resource for the imaging community. We would like to continue to grow the communications between radiologists worldwide."
Dr. Baron has been principal investigator on a dozen research projects and has earned research awards from numerous national radiology societies, especially in the area of diagnostic imaging of liver disease. The RSNA has presented Dr. Baron with two Magna Cum Laude Awards and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) awarded him gold and silver medals for educational exhibits.
An RSNA member since 1978, Dr. Baron has served on numerous committees including the Scientific Program Committee, Public Information Advisors Network, Finance Committee and the Education Exhibits Committee, of which he served as chairman from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, he was elected to the RSNA Board of Directors and served as the Liaison for Education and then as the Liaison for International Affairs. He served as Board Chairman from 2013 to 2014.