Dear Members,

Congratulations are in order! Your Washington State Radiological Society would like to congratulate:

Dr. Puneet Bhargava (UW Medicine)
Dr. R. Brian Heathcock (Vantage Radiology)

for earning ACR Fellowship in 2022! We would also like to congratulate:

Dr. Teresa Chapman (Seattle Children’s & UW Medicine)

for being awarded ACR Fellowship in 2023! All three WSRS members have demonstrated a long history of service, teaching, and/or research. The FACR has only been awarded to 15% of ACR members, and is one of the highest honors that the ACR can bestow. We look forward to these radiologists being celebrated during the ACR Annual Meetings in 2022 and 2023!!

Speaking of meetings, I hope all of you are able to attend the (virtual) WSRS Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 13. In addition to annual updates from ACR leadership, we have a full schedule of fascinating talks on scope of practice challenges to radiology, diversity and allyship, balance billing legislation, and artificial intelligence. Our breakout radiation oncology session is back in the afternoon. And your WSRS will update you on how we have advocated for our specialty in the middle of a pandemic.  Don’t forget to register online before the meeting at

As the windy, rainy weather sets in, the end of the year cannot be far behind.  Let’s hope that the new year brings better prospects for all of us.

Best Wishes,

Sammy Chu, MD, FRCPC, FACR
WSRS President, 2020-2022

WSRS President’s Viewbox: October 2021