Spotlight: Radiologist Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH

faculty spotlight Arun Krishnaraj

Each of the radiologists spotlighted on our blog bring something unique and valuable to our Computed Tomography SymposiumArun 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 not only 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 three unique talks on topics related to artificial intelligence and patient care:

  • AI in Abdominal CT: What’s Up?

  • AI Alerts at the Scanner

  • Are You Ready to be Yelped?

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, 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.

Dr. Krishnaraj is an innovated and talented radiology leader, whose expertise is varied. For years he has brought a talented and unique viewpoint to our CT symposium, and we cannot wait for him to share his insight with attendees this September as well. Learn more about Dr. Krishnaraj and our other ISCT 2019 faculty, and see what else is on the agenda for ISCT 2019.