Spotlight: Radiologist Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH
Each of the radiologists spotlighted on our blog bring something unique and valuable to our Computed Tomography Symposium. Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH is subspecialized in body imaging, is considered a leader in all the top radiology organizations and associations and has a unique perspective on how radiologists can serve as leaders for their practice or hospital.
Meet Arun Krishnaraj, MD
As the chief of the body imaging division at the University of Virginia Health System where he practices diagnostic and cross sectional interventional radiology, Dr. Krishnaraj is considered an innovative leader with overarching goals to improve efficiency, safety and quality in imaging at his hospital but also across the country. With a background in public health and informatics combined with radiology; Dr. Krishnaraj’s approach to maximizing radiology’s value to society is unlike the average radiologist. At the upcoming ISCT meeting, he will be presenting two unique talks at the symposium. His presentations will cover topics related to practice management and information including:
- Does Your Practice Need to Embrace a Social Media Strategy?
- Patient Centered Radiology – What is it and why do you need to be pursuing it?
Beyond his interests in clinical radiology, Dr. Krishnaraj also pursues research regarding the impact of electronic health record technology, patient centered care, and implications of the Affordable Care Act. He has also been active in leadership positions within organized radiology. He is a councilor to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a delegate to the American Medical Association. Within the ACR, he has served as Chair of the IT Workgroup and member of the Executive committee of the Council Steering Committee (CSC), the leadership body within the ACR which represents the entire council between annual meetings and plans the annual meeting. He currently serves as passionate patient advocate in the role of Vice Chair of the Informatics Committee of the ACR Patient and Family Centered Care Commission and is an active contributing board member of Radiologyinfo.org, a patient facing portal which is the radiology information resource for patients.
On a local level in the Virginia Radiological Society, he also serves as an executive committee member and co-chairs the educational offerings of the society. While in training, he served as Chair of the ACR Resident and Fellow section and was the inaugural chair of the ACR Young and Early Career Physician section. His leadership efforts have been recognized by the AMA Foundation which awarded him their prestigious Excellence in Medicine Leadership award and was listed as one of the 2015 Best Doctors in America.
Find out more about the course objectives for the overall 2016 program and other symposium sessions moderated by Dr. Krishnaraj in our symposium overview.