Released: February 26, 2014
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OAK BROOK, Ill. (February 26, 2014) — Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., an accomplished breast imager and staunch advocate of patient-centered radiology, will become the newest member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors beginning in mid-March. Dr. Mahoney was appointed as Board Liaison for Publications and Communications, replacing William T. Thorwarth Jr., M.D., who will become the chief executive officer of the American College of Radiology in April. Dr. Mahoney will serve as a Board liaison through the RSNA 2014 Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly, at which time a member will be elected to the position for a five-year term.
"As we traverse a new landscape in patient-centered medicine, RSNA remains the leading organization promoting radiology research and education to improve patient care," Dr. Mahoney said. "I am honored to serve on the RSNA Board of Directors at this critical juncture in our specialty."
A professor of radiology, vice chair of research and Eugene L. & Sue R. Saenger Chair of Radiological Sciences at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, as well as director of Breast Imaging at Barrett Cancer Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Mahoney is also a trustee of the American Board of Radiology and a fellow of the American College of Radiology.
A long-time member of RSNA, Dr. Mahoney was chair of the Public Information Committee from 2010 to 2012 and has served on several committees, including the Research & Education Foundation Public Relations Committee. She currently chairs the Patient-centered Radiology Steering Committee, the driving force behind RSNA's Radiology Cares campaign.
"Being patient-centered means you've considered the patient experience holistically—from the first time they have contact with any member of your staff until the time they are given their reports—and into your follow-up communications," she said. "The RSNA Radiology Cares campaign was devised to encourage and facilitate radiologists' meaningful engagement in the patient experience."
Dr. Mahoney received her bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1979 and her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1983. She began her residency training in diagnostic radiology at Montefiore Hospital in New York, and went on to complete her residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, becoming chief resident of the Department of Radiology in 1987.
Dr. Mahoney has authored or co-authored numerous publications and is a sought-after speaker, giving hundreds of invited lectures throughout the United States.
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RSNA is an association of more than 53,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)