2019 – 2020 Committee Appointments

For additional information or to join a committee contact Shannon Sage at shannon@michigan-rad.org.


Awards Committee

Perry Pernicano, MD, FACR
Kathleen Barry, MD, FACR
N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR
Gary Gustafson, MD, FACR
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Charles Luttenton, MD, FACR
Suresh Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR
Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACR
Katharine Scharer, MD, FACR
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR
Kurt Tech, MD, MMM, FACR
Alkis Zingas, MD, FACR

Automation & Technology Committee

Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR, Chair
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
James Selis, MD

2020 Breast Imaging 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.

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

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.

Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACR – Chair
Kathleen Barry, MD, FACR
Paul Chuba, MD PhD, FACR
Gary Gustafson, MD, FACR
Duane Mezwa, 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
Lisa Betz, MD, Co-Chair
Prachi Agarwal, MD
Riffat Ahmed, MD
Belinda Asare, Med. Student
Lauren Corley, MD
Karen Grajewski, MD
Deborah Jeffries, MD
Annette Joe, MD
Ursula Knoepp, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Kamran Shah, MD
Rocky Saenz, DO
Lauren Corley, MD
Angela Gonda, MD
Kara Udager, MD

Supporter
Kimberly Garver, MD
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Jill Knapp, MD
Giordano Mitchell, MD
Gunjan Malhotra, MD

Subcommittees of Commission on Women and Diversity

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

Medical Student Outreach
Reach out to medical stuross the state to codinate 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

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

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

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 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 – Chair
Jennifer Coleman (RBMA)
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Ralph Lieto, MD, FACR
Danny Ma, MD
Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACR
Samir Parikh, MD
David Pennes, MD, FACR
Walter Sahijdak, MD
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR
Zeke Skrtic, MD
Steven Waslawski, 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
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
Manuel Brown, MD, FACR
Denise Collins, MD, FACR
N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR
Joseph Junewick, MD, FACR
Ralph Lieto, MD, FACR
Charles Luttenton, MD, FACR
Duane Mezwa, MD, FACR
Kevin O’Brien, 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
N. Reed Dunnick, MD, FACR
Walter Sahijdak, MD
Rojanandham Samudrala, MD, FACR
Ashok Srinivasan, MD
Robert Taila, MD
Mark Weiss, MD
Todd Williams, MD
Ralph Lieto, MD, FACR

MRS Foundation Ad-Hoc Committee

Stephen Kilanowski, MD, Chair
Mike Kasotakis, MD, Co-Chair
Gordon Beute, MD, FACR
Roger Gonda, Jr., MD, FACR
Danny Ma, MD
Andrew Moriarity, MD
Joseph Junewick, MD, FACR
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
Mark Weiss, MD – Chair (PAC)
James Cavanagh, JD (advisor)
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Joseph Metes, MD
Mario Orsini, MD
Michael Sandler, MD, FACR (ex-officio)
Gaurang Shah, MD
Michael Votruba, MD

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 shalbe 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
Samir Parikh, MD – Jackson Group
Marilyn Roubidoux, MD, FACR
Rojanandham Samudrala, MD, FACR
Walter Sahijdak, MD
Andrew Woodrow, MD
Harvey Yee, MD

Nominating Committee
This committee shall present the nomination slate to 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. This committee 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.

Michael Kasotakis, MD – Chair – 1st PP
Term ends 5/31/22
Manuel Brown, MD, FACR
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
Suresh Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR – 3rd PP
Term ends 5/31/22
Mark Weiss, MD
Term ends 5/31/22
Amit Pandya, MD – Non-Board Member
Term ends 5/31/22

Prior Authorization Ad-Hoc Committee

Paul Chuba, MD, PhD, FACR, Chair
Jennifer Coleman (RBMA)
Randy Hicks, MD, MBA
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Ralph Lieto, MS, FACR
Suresh Mukherji, MD, MBA, FACR
Michael Sandler, MD (ex-officio)
Gaurang Shah, MD, FACR

Program Committee
This committee will prepare programs for Chapter meetings, socioeconomic workshops for residents, and efforts in continuing education. The chair of this committee will serve as the CME liaison for the American College of Radiology. The President-elect or his designee will chair this committee.

Danny Ma, MD – 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
Kimberly Hart, MD
Daniel Hamstra, MD
Gayar Heshman, MD
James Herman, MD
Jim Hayman, MD
Michael Mahacek, MD
Brandon Mancini, MD
Farzan Siddiqui , MD
Renu Sharma, MD
Maria Vlachaki, MD

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.

Bradford Betz, MD – Chair
Judith Bender, MD
Evan Boote, MD
Charlene Bremer, MS
Mark DeLano, MD, FACR
Joseph Gemmette, MD
Gary Gustafson, MD, FACR
John Kalabat, MD
Sam Kottamasu, MD
Joseph Metes, MD
Edsa Negussie, MD
Amit Pandya, MD
Gauravi Subharwal, MD

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.

Eric Spickler, MD, FACR, Chair
Edsa Negussie, MD
Matthias Kirsch, MD
John Finger, MD
Rocky Saenz, DO
Kamran Shah, MD
Grygori Gerasymchuk, MD
Janet Bailey, MD
Mira Shah, MD
Theodore Lawrence, MD
Inga Grills, MD
Andrew Woodrow, MD

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
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Stephen Kilanowski, MD
Denis Lincoln, MD
Danny Ma, MD
Eric Spickler, MD, FACR
Gunjan Malhotra, MD
Andrew Woodrow, MD

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
Alberto Farah, MD
Rajiv Bapuraj, MD
Evan Boote, MD
Suzanne Chong, MD
Vivek Kalia, MD
Danny Ma, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Farnoosh Sokhandon, MD
Todd Williams, MD

Young and Early Career Physicians Committee
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
Brent Griffith, MD
Vivek Kalia, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Sundeep Patel, MD
Joshua Rubin, MD
Shannon Sage (Advisor)
Chris Therasse, MD