RLI Taking the Lead Podcast
Taking the Lead 22: New York Stories: Leading through COVID-19: Part 2, The Importance of Communication and Managing through Change

Taking the Lead 22: New York Stories: Leading through COVID-19: Part 2, The Importance of Communication and Managing through Change

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
In this very special series, host Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, talks with four radiology leaders from New York who share their stories of leadership in the early days of COVID-19. Join us for a very timely conversation full of insights and ideas for your own leadership journey. The Importance of Communication and Managing through Change, you will learn how these leaders prioritized team cohesion and how each dealt with the communication and change-management challenges brought on by the crisis.

Taking the Lead 21: New York Stories: Leading through COVID-19: Part 1, The Early Day

Taking the Lead 21: New York Stories: Leading through COVID-19: Part 1, The Early Day

May 21, 2020

In Episode 21, New York Stories: Leading through COVID-19 Part 1: The Early Days, the leaders recall how their leadership was tested and the first steps they took as the crisis unfolded.

Taking the Lead 20: Pek-Lan Khong, MBBS, MD, FRCR: A Humble Leader

Taking the Lead 20: Pek-Lan Khong, MBBS, MD, FRCR: A Humble Leader

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020
In this episode, Pek-Lan Khong, MBBS, MD, FRCR, clinical professor and head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Hong Kong, discusses her early years growing up in Singapore, her first experiences as a leader, and what led her to choose radiology training at the University of Hong Kong. She shares her journey from faculty, to assistant Dean for External Affairs and Fundraising to becoming head of the Department of Radiology where she successfully executed her vision to grow the profile of the department. You will hear how she supported the opening of the 2,000 bed University of Hong Kong Shenzhen hospital in 2012 while serving as the founding chief of service for its department of medical imaging, her insights into the cultural differences and financial nuances between healthcare in Hong Kong and mainland China and the efforts underway in Hong Kong to control the COVID-19 virus. She discusses the important role mentors have played in her career and what excites her most about the field of radiology.

Taking the Lead 19: Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR: A Renaissance Leader

Taking the Lead 19: Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR: A Renaissance Leader

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020
In this episode, Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR, founding editor of both Academic Radiology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), discusses his early days in Miami, how he developed a strong work ethic and the important role that mentors and sponsors have played in his decisions and ultimately his success. He recounts his journey from med school and fellowship to his role at Rand Corporation where he began his work in the field of health services research as applied to radiology. You will learn about his time as principal investigator and Chair of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) and how that led to his becoming founding editor-in-chief of the JACR in 2004. As president of five radiological societies, recipient of lifetime achievement awards from six radiology organizations and author of over 400 published works, including three creative nonfiction books for lay people that span topics from the discovery of AIDS to Albert Einstein, he is truly Renaissance man and has an inspirational journey to share.

Taking the Lead 18: Theresa C. McLoud, MD, FACR: Leading the Way

Taking the Lead 18: Theresa C. McLoud, MD, FACR: Leading the Way

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020
In this episode, Theresa C. McLoud, MD, FACR, Vice Chair for Education and radiology residency program director at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses her trailblazing journey from Boston to medical school at McGill University, and then to being the first woman appointed to serve as section chief in the department of radiology at MGH and to hold the rank of full professor at Harvard University. As a past president of the Radiologic Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the Society of Thoracic Imaging, Dr. McLoud talks about her approach to leading such large societies (hint: listening!) as well as her thoughts on why the international community has consistently turned to her to serve as Program Chair for all four World Congress of Thoracic Imaging programs. In this conversation she shares how mentors and sponsors have been instrumental in her career, her thoughts on a changing resident curriculum and teaching methodologies and her passion for the opera.

Taking the Lead 17: Daniel J. Mollura, MD: Leading by Serving the Underserved

Taking the Lead 17: Daniel J. Mollura, MD: Leading by Serving the Underserved

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020
In this episode, Dan Mollura, MD, Founder and CEO of RAD-AID International, shares his journey from Wall Street to Johns Hopkins Radiology and NIH Radiology, culminating in his founding of RAD-AID, a global health nonprofit for radiology capacity-building in medically underserved communities throughout the world. Dan talks about how his very first experiences working in international trade, finance, and the United Nations, led to the Goldman Sachs Investment Research Department which shaped his passion for helping patients as a radiologist and physician research scientist at Johns Hopkins and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He describes how his founding and leadership of RAD-AID draws upon his passion for understanding and addressing the intricacies of poverty, disease, and limited health care resources, while also drawing upon his business skills from Wall Street to develop organizational strategies to tackle the complex challenges of economic development and service-delivery amidst scarcity. He taps his experience in leading a radiology artificial intelligence (AI) research lab and as a clinical radiologist to engage the rapid evolution of AI in health care in order for RAD-AID to proactively channel AI as a potentially powerful vehicle for empowering resource-poor hospitals and patients. Dan articulates a vision for RAD-AID and for his career in which the strong forces of economics, science, technology and health care are interwoven to strive towards social inclusion, international cooperation, and health equity.

Taking the Lead 16: Elias Zerhouni, MD, FACR: Leading History

Taking the Lead 16: Elias Zerhouni, MD, FACR: Leading History

December 18, 2019

December 19, 2019
In this episode, Elias Zerhouni, MD, shares his journey from a small village in Algeria to being appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to serve as the 15th director of the NIH. You will learn how he came to the United States as a radiology resident at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (barely able to speak English), rose to chief resident and later joined the faculty to embark on what would be a successful career focused on research. In addition to serving as a consultant to the White House and President Ronald Reagan in 1985 he also helped create the Institute for Cell Engineering at Johns Hopkins and later joined the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, stepping down as head of global research and development in 2018. Join us to hear how his fearless and collaborative leadership style multi-disciplinary approach and out of the box thinking has secured his role in history.

Taking the Lead 15: Valerie P. Jackson, MD, FACR: Getting Involved

Taking the Lead 15: Valerie P. Jackson, MD, FACR: Getting Involved

November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019
In this episode, Valerie P. Jackson, MD, executive director of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) discusses her how her passion for breast imaging led to her serving in numerous leadership positions with national organizations including the ACR, SBI, SCARD and her current roles at the ABR and RSNA. She shares how a series of great mentors provided opportunities and reinforcement which helped her overcome her reluctance to lead and fueled her passion for education, research and volunteerism. You will hear how the lessons she learned from her job as a house keeper in a hospital, raising her son, and her love of photography has shaped her approach to leadership.

Taking the Lead 14: Sanjay K. Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR: Listening, Learning and Leading

Taking the Lead 14: Sanjay K. Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR: Listening, Learning and Leading

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019
In this episode, Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR, Executive Vice President for Corporate and Business Development at Steward Health Care, discusses his rise to physician executive at the largest privately held, physician-led health care network in the United States. He shares how his family, early leadership experiences in school, and his decision to pursue an MBA and secure a role outside of radiology has given him the perspective and skills needed to be a successful leader. In this conversation, he reveals why listening is so critical to being a leader and building a team, why it is important to have a council of advisors, and how he gives back to the profession.

Taking the Lead 13:  Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR: Leadership is a Choice – the Decision is Yours

Taking the Lead 13: Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR: Leadership is a Choice – the Decision is Yours

September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

In this episode, Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, FACR, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and past president of RSNA shares her inspirational leadership story as well as what motivated her to create the Women in Focus initiative as part of the 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR). In her very special conversation with Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Dr. Hricak discusses her journey to becoming the chair (including some bumps along the way), the importance of mentoring and being mentored, why she never wastes a crisis and her advice to medical students looking to get ahead in their careers.