Our physicians are very active in improving medical care for patients on the local, state and national levels.
Numerous Commonwealth Radiology physicians have served as longstanding members of hospital committees dedicated to patient care, such as the institutional review board, credentials committee, and cancer committee. Four of our physicians currently serve on the Medical Executive Committees for Bon Secours hospitals. Dr. Szucs is a past president of the St. Mary’s Hospital Medical staff.
Many CR physicians hold significant positions in local medical organizations. Seven of our physicians have been the president of the Richmond Radiological Society, and one of our physicians has been the president of the Richmond Academy of Medicine.
Four of our physicians, Dr. Cole, Dr. Disler, Dr. Dufour, and Dr. Szucs, have appointments to VCU as Clinical Assistant Professors, teaching local residents and fellows about their respective specialties. In addition, CR provides a core rotation for the students in the Bon Secours School of Medical Imaging.
Two of our physicians, Dr. Szucs and Dr. Vaughan, have previously been the president of the Virginia American College of Radiology (ACR).
Additionally, numerous CR physicians are involved with the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Vaughan and Dr. Padgett are currently Alternate Councilors. Dr. Szucs is a Councilor and Chairman of the Legislative and Public Relations Committee. Dr. Prizzia is an Alternate Delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Szucs is also an Associate Director for District 3 in the Medical Society of Virginia.
On the national level, Dr. Disler serves on the ACR musculoskeletal imaging committee.
Our physicians have also done academic work. Dr. Disler and Dr. Szucs have worked as editors for Radiology, and Dr. Disler is currently an editor for Skeletal Radiology. Dr. Disler (3 editions) and Dr. Prizzia (1 edition) have coauthored books in skeletal imaging. Dr. Somerville has authored two chapters in a book slated to be published in the fall of 2017, titled Ultrasound: a core review.
Just as our physicians continue to take an active role in medical education and advocacy, they also further their own education and understanding of newer techniques and modalities. We have nine physicians who have gone on to receive additional Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQ) in the areas of neuroradiology, pediatrics and interventional radiology.
Finally, we are extremely proud of how our physicians’ dedication has been recognized. The Society of Abdominal Imaging awarded Dr. Szucs with a fellowship for his contributions to the field of abdominal radiology. Additionally, the American College of Radiology bestowed fellowships, the highest honor of the ACR, to three of our physicians, Dr. Disler, Dr. Goldschmidt, and Dr. Szucs.