News Archive

August 2008

Modality Chief for 3D & Advanced Imaging

Bill Boonn, MD

Bill Boonn, MD

We are pleased to announce that William (Bill) Boonn, M.D. has agreed to serve as Modality Chief for 3-D and Advanced Imaging. Joining our previously appointed Modality Chiefs, Dr. Boonn will work closely with our Associate Chairs for Clinical Services, the Radiology Director for Hospital Administration, and our Clinical Supervisors to ensure not only that our current resources are being used efficiently and productively, but also that we remain proactive in terms of state-of-the-art developments in imaging technology.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Boonn on his willingness to share his experience and expertise as we move forward in our departmental reorganization and revitalization process.

July 2008

Associate Chairs of Clinical Operations Appointed

We are pleased to announce that Emily Conant, M.D. and S. William (Bill) Stavropoulos, M.D., have been named as new Associate Chairs of Clinical Operations for the Department of Radiology. Dr. Conant will focus her attention on outpatient imaging operations, especially after those services move to the new Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in January, 2009; Dr. Stavropoulos will be charged with oversight of inpatient imaging operations at HUP. They will co-chair the newly-created Clinical Operations Committee, which will include the Clinical Modality Chiefs as members.

Emily Conant, MD

Emily Conant, MD

Both Dr. Conant and Dr. Stavropoulos come to these positions with superb qualifications. A Penn medical school graduate, Dr. Conant returned here as a faculty member in 1998; she has served since that date as chief of our Women’s Imaging Section (now Division), principally an outpatient practice. Dr. Stavropoulos was recruited to our interventional radiology practice, which is highly weighted towards inpatients, as a faculty member in 2000 and was named Interventional Radiology Modality Chief in 2008. Both of these outstanding physicians have been recognized for their clinical expertise, as well as their academic and research accomplishments.

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Conant and Stavropoulos as they take on the challenges of these new positions. In doing so, they will fulfill a key component of our departmental reorganization, promoting our mission to provide the best possible quality of service and health care to our patients.

The Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (SGR) has announced that Marc Levine, MD, chief of our G.I. imaging services, will be awarded the Walter B. Cannon Medal at its 2009 annual meeting, which will be held next March in Maui, Hawaii. Given in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished work, the Cannon Medal is the highest Honor that the SGR bestows.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Levine on this exceptional achievement, which reflects well not only on his accomplishments, but also our Department.

March 2008

Announcement Regarding Modality Chiefs

In accordance with the recently approved Strategic Plan for the Department of Radiology, the following members of our faculty have been appointed to serve as our new Modality Chiefs:

Bill Stavropoulos, MD

Bill Stavropoulos, MD

  • Nuclear Medicine: Dan Pryma
  • Ultrasound: Steve Horii
  • CT: Susan Hilton
  • Radiographics: Judy Blebea
  • MR: Evan Siegelman
  • Interventional Radiology: Bill Stavropoulos

Working closely with the Radiology Director for Hospital Administration and the supervisors for each clinical modality area, these Modality Chiefs will work to ensure not only that our current resources are being used efficiently and productively, but also that we remain proactive in terms of state-of-the-art developments in imaging technology.

Please join us in congratulating them all on their willingness to share their experience and expertise in these various modalities as we move forward in our departmental reorganization and revitalization process.

Passing

We are deeply saddened by news of the passing of one of our stellar colleagues, Dr. Jack Leigh, Jr., who passed away suddenly the weekend of March 8, 2008. As Britton Chance Professor of Radiology and Director of the Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Research and Computing Center (MMRRCC laboratory), Dr. Leigh was a brilliant innovator in research related to magnetic resonance (MR) and optical technologies.

Jack Leigh, PhD

Jack Leigh, PhD

Dr. Leigh earned his BSc in 1961 in Electrical Engineering and his PhD in Biophysics here at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to become a pillar of the University faculty, both as a researcher and educator. He spearheaded the founding of the MMRRCC and served as its director for almost 25 years. His lengthy CV testifies to his prolific accomplishments, as well as honors accrued. In addition to several NIH fellowships, he was a Guggenheim Fellow at Cambridge University (1974-1975), and in 1999 he was inducted as a Fellow into the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, a status reserved for those who have made highly significant contributions in the field.

At this time there are no formal arrangements for services. Informally, the Department of Radiology and the entire Penn community can all pause to honor his memory and mourn his loss.

January 2008

Dr. Jaroslaw Krejza met with the President of Poland for his scientific achievements in Medicine.

Dr. Krejza receiving an award from the President of Poland

This is Dr. Krejza receiving the award and the title of full professor from the President of Poland for his outstanding academic achievements.