What is your current imaging informaticist role?

I am the Director of the University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) Center (intelligentimaging.org). I also serve as the Vice-Chair of the SIIM Annual Program Planning Committee.

What do you love most about imaging informatics?

I love that imaging informatics is constantly evolving. With each new wave of technology, imaging informatics has always been at the forefront to embrace the latest developments — whether it was digital imaging in the 1990s, cloud computing in the 2010s, or AI now in the 2020s, imaging informatics is constantly re-defining itself with the times to optimize how we use medical information to improve human health.

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose?

Kim Scott — her approach to leadership and management (Radical Candor) has been revolutionary for me. It would be great to learn directly from her.

What one thing, either industry-related or not, did you learn in the last month?

The Colosseum used to have a retractable roof (think the kind you see in a modern football arena) … at least this is what my tour guide told us on vacation.

How do you define success?

Making an impact or result greater than the sum of its parts.

What’s the last book you read or TV series you binged?

Slow Horses on Apple TV — amazing spy thriller centered around MI-5.

People love the networking at SIIM. Do you have a networking story?

when I went to SIIM, it was a completely different story. Things seemed much more open and people were super happy to talk and connect — regardless of whether you were a tenured Professor or ‘just’ a resident. After my first SIIM meeting, I ended up with more connections and friends than I had even after a full year of meetings previously! And it’s only gotten better since. Regardless of your level of training or background, you have a place at SIIM.

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Job Title

ector of the University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging

Affiliated institution

(UM2ii) Center (intelligentimaging.org)

Publish Date

May 23, 2023