2020-21 Committee Appointments

Awards Committee
This committee shall honor Michigan radiologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field of radiology. The committee shall consist of the president and at least 2 designees. It will recommend award recipients to the Board of Trustees.
Danny Ma, MD – Chair
Kathleen Barry, MD, FACR
N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR
Gary Gustafson, MD, FACR
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Charles Luttenton, MD, FACR
Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACR
Katharine Scharer, MD, FACR
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR
Kurt Tech, MD, MMM, FACR
Alkis Zingas, MD, FACR
 
Automation and Technology
Andrew Woodrow, MD – Chair
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR – Co-Chair
Antonio Barbat, Med Student
Richard Brown, MD
Neeraj Chaudhardy, MD
Nicole Curci, MD
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Andrew Moriarity, MD
Jan Mourelatos, MD
Shankar Prasad, MD
Frank Randazzo, MD
 
2022 Breast Imaging Conference Planning Committee
This Committee shall plan and make recommendations for the biennial breast conference. These recommendations shall include the topics, timing, and location of any such meetings.
David Pinkney, MD, Chair
Bakul Lather, MD, Co-Chair
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA
Dean Hountras, MD
Deborah Jeffries, MD, FACR
Katherine Klein, MD, FACR
Sabala Mandava, MD
Carol McLaughlin, MD
Vidya Pai, MD, FACR
Marilyn Roubidoux, MD, FACR
Biren Shah, MD, FACR
Ann Swinford, MD, FACR
Lori Joy Gallardo, MD
 
Centennial Planning Committee
This committee shall be responsible for planning the society centennial celebration in 2021.
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR Chair
Perry Pernicano, MD, FACR Co-Chair
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Danny Ma, MD
Andrew Moriarity, MD
Rocky Saenz, DO
Mark Weiss, MD
Joseph Junewick, MD, FACR
Karen Grajewski, MD
 
Bylaws Committee
This committee shall be responsible for periodic review of the bylaws and provide recommended revisions when necessary. “Amendments of these bylaws may be made at any regular meeting of the Chapter by the favorable concurrence of the members present and voting, provided the proposed amendments shall have been presented in writing to the Board of Trustees at least 45 days prior to the meeting at which the proposed amendments are to be voted upon. The Board of Trustees shall notify the members in writing of proposed amendments no fewer than twenty days prior to such meeting.” 
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR – Chair
Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACR – Chair
Kathleen Barry, MD, FACR
Paul Chuba, MD PhD, FACR
Gary Gustafson, MD, FACR
Duane Mezwa, MD, FACR
Biren Shah, MD, FACR
Rojanandham Samudrala, MD, FACR
Katharine Scharer, MD, FACR
Kurt Tech, MD, MMM, FACR
 
Commission on Women and Diversity
The goal of this committee shall be to embrace and advance diversity and inclusion through equity, access and innovation for the benefit of our patients, our profession, and the American College of Radiology.The Vison is to achieve a radiology profession that celebrates diversity and actively promotes inclusion at all levels of training, practice and leadership.
Full Member
Shadi Azar, MD, Chair
Karen Grajewski, MD, Co-Chair
Antonio Barbat, Med. Student
Lisa Betz, MD
Prachi Agarwal, MD
Riffat Ahmed, MD
Belinda Asare, Med. Student
Lauren Corley, MD
Ellen Hoeffner, MD
Deborah Jeffries, MD
Annette Joe, MD
Ursula Knoepp, MD
Anna Lauis, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Kamran Shah, MD
Rocky Saenz, DO
Gauravi Subharwal
Lauren Corely, MD
Angela Gonda, MD
Kara Udager, MD
 
Supporter
Kimberly Garver, MD
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Jill Knapp, MD
Giordano Mitchell, MD
Gunjan Malhotra, MD
Shehbaz Shaikh, MD
 
Commission on Women and Diversity – Subcommittees
MRS Website Page
Commission member directory, updates, share leadership and diversity resources. Encourage and recognize residency programs adopting lactation rooms and parental leave policies. This will include designing and maintaining the diversity page on the website.
Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Kamran Shah, Lead
Gauravi Subharwal
 
Medical Student Outreach
Reach out to medical students across the state to coordinate events and provide mentorship with a focus on introducing women and minority students to radiology. This will include planning mixer events with minority and women groups in medical schools.
Annette Joe, MD
Deborah Jeffries, MD
Karen Grajewski, MD
Belinda Asare, MD
Lauren Corley, MD
Rocky Saenz, MD
Angela Gonda
Riffat Ahmed, MD
Lisa Betz, MD
Gauravi Subhawal
Shehbaz Shaikh, MD
 
Newsletter
Coordinate with Shannon to produce six yearly contributions to the MRS newsletter that highlight the contributions of women and other minorities in radiology. This will include writing and collaboration.
Karen Grajewski, MD
Belinda Asare, Med. Student
Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Gauravi Subhawal
 
Family Friendly Policies
Highlight the need for a supportive environment for providing radiologists with reasonable break times to express their milk during work hours in a location shielded from coworkers and the public. This will include sharing resources on MRS website, contacting radiology departments programs in MI for their current policies, visiting their lactation rooms, review parental leave policies.
Karen Grajewski, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Lisa Betz, MD
Kara Udager, MD
 
Tracking Impact
Construct and institute a method to track our Commission’s goal to increase women and other minorities entering radiology residencies. This will include contacting medical school in the state of Michigan and /or AAMC for numbers of Michigan Medical students (by gender and race) who applied to radiology.
Lauren Corley, MD
Shadi Azar, MD
Prachi Agarwal, MD
Gauravi Subharwal
 
Committee on Economics
This committee shall be charged with active representation of Radiology and Radiation Oncology to organizations and agencies responsible for remuneration (third party payers, etc.), and also those creating policy for reimbursement guidelines and payments. It shall operate in accordance with the principles and policies of the American College of Radiology. Committee is to be appointed by the MRS President.Membership shall include the MRS Treasurer, immediate Past-President, the Vice-President or President Elect, and two additional members from the Board of Trustees. Up to four other interested members not currently serving on the board are also needed. At least one radiation oncologist should be included. Meetings should be at least quarterly and written reports to the board are requested.
Paul Chuba, MD, PhD – Chair
Norman Beauchamp, MD – Co-Chair
Antonio Barbat, Med. Student
Jennifer Coleman (RBMA)
Perry Pernicano, MD, FACR, Immediate Past President
Rocky Saenz, DO, Treasurer
Duane Mezwa, MD, FACR
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA
John Kalabat, MD
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Bakul Lather, MD
Ralph Lieto, MD, FACR, President-Elect
Samir Parikh, MD
David Pennes, MD, FACR
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR
Zeke Skrtic, MD
Mark Schweitzer, MD
 
Ethics Committee
This committee shall consider charges of unethical conduct involving a member of the Chapter and shall transmit its recommendations to the Board of Trustees of the Chapter.It shall be composed of three members appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Trustees.Where possible, except for the chairman, members of the Board of Trustees shall not be appointed to the Ethics Committee.
Katharine Scharer, MD, FACR – Chair
Sabala Mandava, MD Co-chair
Anthony Alcantara, MD
Judith Bender, MD
Monte Harvill, MD
Dean Hountras, MD
Jan Mourelatos, MD
Robert Weinfeld, MD
Sailaja Yadavalli, MD
 
Fellowship Committee
This committee shall annually review the membership of the Chapter for the purpose of nominating members to fellowship in the American College of Radiology. This committee should be composed of fellows of the College. Nominations shall be approved by the Board of Trustees Committee.
Alkis Zingas, MD, FACR – Chair
N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR- Co-Chair
Manuel Brown, MD, FACR
Denise Collins, MD, FACR
Paul Chuba, MD, PhD, FACR
Joseph Junewick, MD, FACR
Ralph Lieto, MD, FACR
Charles Luttenton, MD, FACR
Duane Mezwa, MD, FACR
Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACR
Perry Pernicano, MD, FACR
 
Finance & Budget Committee
This Committee shall review the proposed annual budget of the MRS and make recommendations to the Treasurer and Board of Directors on matters of revenue enhancement or expense reduction. They will also recommend appropriate investments of MRS assets.
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA – Chair
Gordon Beute, MD, FACR – Co-Chair
Denise Collins, MD, FACR
N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR
Ralph Lieto, MD, FACR
Walter Sahijdak, MD
Rojanandham Samudrala, MD, FACR
Ashok Srinivasan, MD
Robert Taila, MD
Mark Weiss, MD
Todd Williams, MD, FACR
 
MRS Foundation Ad-Hoc Committee
 
Stephen Kilanowski, MD, Chair
Mike Kasotakis, MD, Co-Chair
Kathleen Barry, MD, FACR
Gordon Beute, MD , FACR
Roger Gonda, Jr., MD, FACR
Joseph Junewick, MD, FACR
Danny Ma, MD
Andrew Moriarity, MD
Michael Sandler, MD, FACR (ex-officio)
Mark Weiss, MD
 
Legislative Affairs Committee
This committee should anticipate and review legislation proposed that affects the practice of radiology in the state.Their findings shall be reported to the Chapter for action.
Joseph Junewick, MD, FACR – Chair – W MI
Roger Gonda, Jr., MD, FACR – Co-Chair – SE MI
Mark Weiss, MD – Chair (PAC)
James Cavanagh, JD (Advisor)
Jen Coleman – Northern MI
Stephen Kilanowski, MD – SE MI
Sabala Madava, MD – SE MI
Joseph Metes, MD – SE MI
Andreea Moore, MD – W MI
Mario Orsini, MD – W MI
Michael Sandler, MD, FACR (Ex-officio)
Gaurang Shah, MD – AA
Michael Votruba, MD – GR
Harvey Yee, MD – Mid-MI
 
 
Membership Committee
This committee shall review applications, as necessary, for all classes of membership in the Chapter and shall report its recommendations to the Board of Trustees at any regular meeting.Recruitment activities shall be conducted by this committee. This committee will be composed of Secretaries of the Chapter and the sections as well as others as appointed by the President.
Mark Weiss, MD – Chair
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR – Co-Chair
Hugh Kerr, MD
Michael Mahacek, MD
Michael Mazza, MD
Samir Parikh, MD – Jackson Group
Marilyn Roubidoux, MD, FACR
Walter Sahijdak, MD
Rojanandham Samudrala, MD, FACR
Andrew Woodrow, MD
Harvey Yee, MD
 
Nominating Committee
This committee shall present to the Secretary no less than 45 days prior to the annual meeting nominations for all offices established in the bylaws and the designated number of members-at-large of the Board of Trustees. The nominations will be circulated to the membership no less than twenty days prior to the annual meeting. It shall, when possible, consist of the three Past Presidents and two Active Members who are not on the Board of Trustees. Membership cannot be more than three consecutive years.
Roger Gonda, Jr., MD, FACR – 3rd PP, Chair
Term Ends 5/31/23
Michael Kasotakis, MD – 1st PP
Term ends 5/31/22
Paul Chuba, MD, PhD, FACR -2nd PP
Term ends 5/31/22
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR
Term ends 5/31/22
Mark Weiss, MD
Term ends 5/31/22
Amit Pandya, MD – Non-Board Member
Term ends 5/31/22
 
Program Committee
This committee will prepare programs for Chapter meetings, socioeconomic workshops for residents, and efforts in continuing education. The President-elect or his designee will chair this committee.
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR, Chair
Kathleen Barry, MD, FACR
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Steve Minn, MD
Andrew Moriarity, MD
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR
 
Radiation Oncology
This Committee is charged with bringing to the Board of Directors any issue of special interest to members of the MRS specializing in radiation oncology.
Walter Sahijdak – Chair
Paul Chuba, MD, FACR – Co-Chair
Peter Chen, MD
Michael Mahacek, MD
Brandon Mancini
Farzan Siddiqui
 
Radiological Safety Committee
This committee will advise the MRS Board of Directors on matters pertaining to safety issues in medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures. In this role the committee may provide input to state regulatory agencies, act as a public liaison and develop safety educational opportunities related to safety in radiological medical sciences.
John Kalabat, MD – Chair
Bradford Betz, MD – Co-Chair
Evan Boote, MD
Charlene Bremer, MS
Mark DeLano, MD, FACR
Joseph Gemmette, MD
Sam Kottamasu, MD
Joseph Metes, MD
Edsa Negussie, MD
Amit Pandya, MD
Gauravi Subharwal, MD
John Kalabat, MD Chair
 
Resident Affairs Committee
This committee shall encourage resident participation in the activities of the Chapter, address their educational needs, and help prepare them to enter the practice of radiology.
Brent Griffith, MD, Chair
Eric Spickler, MD, FACR, Co-Chair
Janet Bailey, MD – U of M
John Finger, MD – Beaumont Dearborn
Edsa Negussie, MD – Ascension Garden City
Grygori Gerasymchuk, MD – St. Joesph Mercy Oakland
Rocky Saenz, DO – Botsford
Biren Shah – DMC/WSU
Andy Vartanian, MD – Beaumont Royal Oak
Andrew Woodrow, MD – Bronson/MSU
Rad Onc Programs
Steven Miller, MD – DMC/WSU
Mira Shah, MD – HFH
Theodore Lawrence, MD – U of M
Inga Grills, MD – Beaumont Royal Oak
 
Strategic Planning Committee
This committee shall prepare a three-year activity plan for the Chapter and annually update this plan to coordinate it with the goals and objectives of the Chapter and the College. Membership shall consist of the Chapter President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, the Resident Section President and at least two other Trustees.
Mark Weiss, MD – Chair
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA – Co-Chair
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Danny Ma, MD
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR
Eric Spickler, MD, FACR
Andrew Woodrow, MD
David Smith, MD
Perry Pernicano, MD, FACR
 
UpNorth Conference Planning Committee
This Committee shall make recommendations on CME courses other than the regularly scheduled CME monthly society meetings. These recommendations shall include the topics, timing, and location of any such meetings.
Perry Pernicano, MD, FACR – Chair
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR – Co-Chair
Roger Gonda, Jr., MD, FACR
Michael Kasotakis, MD
David Kastan, MD
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Louis Magagna, MD
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR
Robert Taila, MD
Bakul Lather
Randy Hicks
Evita Singh
 
Website Committee
This committee will review and assess the MRS website in an ongoing fashion.Perceived omissions or shortcomings will be brought to the MRS Board of Trustees’ attention for discussion.Substantive changes to the website will only be made after Executive Committee approval.The Website Committee will be responsible for assuring that approved changes are instituted. Promotion of the website and communication with members regarding the website’s contents and benefits are also important committee functions. The President of the MRS will select members.
Andrew Moriarity, MD – Chair
Vivek Kalia, MD – Co-Chair
Rajiv Bapuraj, MD
Evan Boote, MD
Danny Ma, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Farnoosh Sokhandon, MD
Todd Williams, MD, FACR
 
Young and Early Physicians Comittee
The goal of the Young and Early Career Physician Committee is to foster young and early career physicians with common concerns; to present young and early career physician issues to the MRS Board of Trustees and ACR; and to foster participation in the ACR. Young and early career physicians are those up to age 40 or within 8 years of completion of residency/fellowship training.
Andrew Moriarity, MD, Chair
Chris Therasse, MD – Co-Chair
Jeremy Feldman
Brent Griffith, MD
Vivek Kalia, MD
Dean Josifoski, MD
Bakul Lather
Jessica Leschied, MD
Sundeep Patel, MD
Joshua Rubin, MD
Shannon Sage (Advisor)
Shehbaz Shaikh, MD
Elias Taxakis, MD
 
Michigan Radiology Political Action Committee
Mark Weiss, Chair
Evita Singh, MD, Vice Chair
Stephen Kilanowski, MD, Past Chair
Gaurang Shah, MD, Past Chair
Alkis Zingas, MD, FACR, Past Chair
Kurt Tech, MD, MMM, FACR, Past Chair
Michael Hicks, MD, Resident Representative