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Ten radiology organizations are collaborating in the formation of the Radiology Health Equity Coalition to positively impact health care equity in the radiology arena. While disparities and inequities in health care have been evident for many years, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the disproportionate numbers of people of color and rural residents in the U.S. affected by barriers to care.

The Coalition, convened by the American College of Radiology, includes the American Board of Radiology, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association Section Council on Radiology, Association of University Radiologists, National Medical Association Section on Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, Society of Interventional Radiologists, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, American Association of Physicists in Medicine and American Society of Radiologic Technologists, with other specialty and state Radiology organizations already joining the initiative.

This network of patient-focused radiology societies will collect, assess, and disseminate resources and best practices, advocate for and connect with patients and community members, and collaborate on programs and services to improve access and utilization of preventative and diagnostic imaging.

Interested in becoming a Coalition Partner?  Learn more »

Our Why

The vision and missions of radiology societies focus on continually improving patient care. Medical imaging impacts most patients at some point in their care journey, and radiology professionals have the potential to be unifying change agents across an inequitable health care system. Radiologists can and should play a leadership role in ensuring high-quality imaging care for all people, in screening, diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring, and image-guided and interventional radiology treatments.

Review some of the disparities we would like to improve»

Coalition Impact

Looking back at 2023, our first full year, we are happy to report on the impact that we’ve made. We forged partnerships with organizations on the ground to identify and reach underserved communities. We shared knowledge and research about improving health equity in radiology. We connected with influential academic and healthcare groups to amplify our mission even more.

Review the 2023 Impact Report »

Get Involved

Every day in America, thousands of life-changing diagnoses start with a radiological image: a tumor, a polyp, a blocked artery or valve. But research and our own experiences and screening statistics show that too many people aren’t getting these images taken in time — or at all.

The Radiology Health Equity Coalition is addressing systemic challenges to more equitable imaging care and reducing health inequities for people of color, rural populations and other underserved communities. Learn more »

Meet the Team

Download and view the Radiology Health Equity Coalition Framework

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
M. Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR

Member Representative 

C. David Gammel, FASAE, CAE

Staff Representative 

American Board of Radiology
Brent Wagner, MD

Member Representative 

David Lasakovits

Staff Representative

American College of Radiology
Peter Abraham, MD

Member Representative 

American Medical Association Section Council on Radiology
Jade Anderson, MD

Member Representative 

Jan Cox

Staff Representative

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Brandon Smith

Member Representative 

Melissa Culp

Staff Representative 

Association of University Radiologists
Ernest Wiggins, MD

Member Representative 

Amanda Decker

Staff Representative 

National Medical Association Section on Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Melissa A. Davis, MD, MS

Member Representative 

Tonya Greene

Staff Representative 

Radiological Society of North America
Jinel Scott, MD

Member Representative 

Karena Galvin

Staff Representative 

Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments
Max Rosen, MD, MPH

Member Representative 

Amanda Decker

Staff Representative 

Society of Interventional Radiologists
Mikhail Higgins, MD

Member Representative 

Joy Gornal

Staff Representative 

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Hyewon Hyun, MD

Member Representative 

Nikki Wenzel-Lamb

Staff Representative 

The Radiology Health Equity Coalition Operations Staff
Carla Brathwaite

Executive Director

Angelica Vergel de Dios

Project Coordinator

Ted Reuss, MS, PMP

Project Manager

The Radiology Health Equity Coalition Partners

The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research
Ruth Carlos

Member Representative 

Renee Cruea

Staff Representative 

The American Roentgen Ray Society
Nolan Katgetsu, MD

Liaison Representative

Logan Young

Staff Representative 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology
Rosalyn Morrell, MD

Member Representative 

Kirsta Suggs

Staff Representative 

The American Society of Neuroradiology
Michele Johnson, MD

Member Representative 

Rahul Bhala

Staff Representative 

The Association of Program Directors in Radiology
Nolan Katgetsu, MD

Member Representative 

Amanda Decker

Staff Representative 

The Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies
Alan C. Hartford, MD

Member Representative 

Trina Behbahani

Staff Representative 

The Florida Radiological Society
Daniel Broderick, MD

Member Representative 

Lorraine Roger

Staff Representative 

The Hawaii Radiological Society
Elizabeth 'Ignacio, MD

Member Representative 

Laeton Pang, MD

Member Representative 

Ven Seguritan

Staff Representative 

The Maryland Radiological Society
Matthew Snyder, MD

Member Representative 

Stacey Keen

Staff Representative 

The Massachusetts Radiological Society
Priscilla J. Slanetz, MD

Member Representative 

Amy Oliveira

Staff Representative 

The Michigan Radiological Society
Karen Grajewski, MD

Member Representative 

Shannon Sage

Staff Representative 

The Minnesota Radiological Society
Nicholas Lange, MD

Member Representative 

Benjamin D. Spilseth

Staff Representative 

The Missouri Radiological Society
Pamela K. Woodard, MD

Member Representative 

Nanda Thimmappa

Staff Representative 

The New York State Radiological Society
Deborah Bouchey, MD

Member Representative 

Peter Millock

Staff Representative 

The Ohio Radiological Society
Chuck Martin, MD

Member Representative 

Julie Metheny

Staff Representative 

The Pennsylvania Radiological Society
John Kline, MD

Member Representative 

Sharon Johnson

Staff Representative 

The Radiological Society of North America
Jinel Scott, MD

Member Representative 

Karena Galvin

Staff Representative 

The Radiology Business Management Association
Bob Still, MD

Member Representative 

Jessica Struve

Staff Representative 

The Sociedad Radiological of Puerto Rico
Jorge Vidal, MD

Member Representative 

Lizbelle García

Staff Representative 

The Society for Pediatric Radiology
Kristi Bogan, MD

Member Representative 

Angela Davis

Staff Representative 

The Society of Abdominal Radiology
Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD

Member Representative 

Drew Burns

Staff Representative 

Joel Platt

Staff Representative 

The Virginia Radiological Society
José Morey, MD

Member Representative 

Lara Knowles

Staff Representative 

The Washington State Radiological Society
Sammy Chu, MD

Member Representative 

Rachel Gerson

Staff Representative 

The Wisconsin Radiological Society
Ian Weissman, MD

Member Representative 

Eric Ostermann

Staff Representative