Pooja Voria MD receives chapter recognition award at ACR 2017 annual conference

Dr. Pooja Voria, President of WSRS, (right), accepts a Chapter Recognition Award in the category of Quality and Safety at the national American College of Radiology (ACR) conference on May 22, 2017. Our chapter was recognized for the significant work done by WSRS members, in particular Kalpana Kanal, PhD, a medical physicist at the University of Washington, who worked tirelessly to develop CT safety guidelines which were adopted by Washington State and have now taken effect as of January 2017.

 

In Mmoriam: Doug Green MD

It is with deep sadness that the Board of WSRS announces the tragic death of our colleague, Doug Green, MD, who perished in an avalanche while skiing in Utah on January 21, 2016.

Doug was a consummate co-worker to his colleagues at the UW and did a wonderful job chairing our 2015 WSRS annual meeting just this past November. His energy and can-do spirit were an inspiration to many.

In the coming days we will be determining a fitting way to honor Doug’s memory.

To read more about Doug, visit these articles:
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/2016/01/21/skier-meets-untimely-end-in-utah-avalanche/
http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/uw-medicine-radiologist-dies-avalanche-utah-ski-slope

D.J. Perry, MD, president of WSRS Residents and Fellows Section, provided this tribute to Dr. Green upon learning of his passing:

Dr. Green was a genuine, humble, intelligent, endearing and man who was deeply committed to resident education, advocacy, and the betterment of others. He would often utilize the rare and brief moments between cases to show his collections of interesting cases on his laptop or share his insights and seek your personal perspective on an interesting book or article. He frequently openly pondered the big picture of patient care and actively sought for better answers to the challenges that patients and providers face by seeking a deeper understanding and pushing beyond more superficial solutions. I, like many others, have benefited from his insightful discussions on disruptive innovation, the linguistics of the radiology report, and his more recent readings on evidence based leadership and the ins-and-outs of successful leaders.

His passion for skiing, quest for work-life balance, and amazingly expansive intellect are to be admired. His smile, discussions, and warming personality will be greatly missed! I will frequently reflect on his example, kind heart, and personal insights. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Respectfully,

Don J. (D.J.) Perry, MD
Chief Resident, PGY5
Dept. of Radiology
University of Washington
And President of WSRS Residents and Fellows Section, 2015-16

If you have any memories to share about Dr. Green, please contact Debra Alderman, WSRS Executive Director: 206-956-3650 or via email: debra@wsrs.org

 

Mayor Ed Murray proclaims November 8, 2015 ‘Seattle Day of Radiology’.

Legislative Day

To see the proclamation, click here.