Why I Joined WSRS

Brandon C. Perry, MD
UW Radiology Chief Resident
WSRS RFS President, 2016-2017

When I first moved to Seattle and began my residency at the University of Washington, I enjoyed working in an academic setting, but was interested in expanding my professional network. The opportunity to interact with radiologists from different backgrounds and experience levels is one reason of many that I decided to join WSRS. WSRS also provides unique leadership opportunities that are not available elsewhere, allowing residents to connect with leaders in the field. In a changing healthcare environment, it is more important than ever for graduating residents and fellows be able to contribute to practice and hospital leadership, practice building, and safety and quality improvement. Involvement in WSRS has helped in development of of these important non-clinical skills.

Since joining WSRS, I have also gained a deeper understanding of issues that affect the present and future of radiology at both state and national levels. WSRS has given me insight into how radiologists can better communicate with legislators, and I have learned a lot about the importance of political advocacy. As the phrase goes, “all politics is local” and by being a member of WSRS we have the ability to create change within our own medical communities and nationwide.


Phil Smith getting award
Virginia Mason Medical Center radiology resident Phil Smith, MD, received a Gold Merit Award for his abstract (co-authored with Paul Sicuro, MD) at the ACR Annual Meeting in DC, May, 2017. VM resident Emily Johnson, MD, also presented an abstract at the meeting. Kudos to all the residents who attended ACR and participated in the RFS program as well as the Day of Advocacy on Capitol Hill!
Four Washington State Radiological Society residents outside Jayapal's office
Teaming up to advocate for patient access to important cancer screenings and funding for the NIH, residents from two radiology training programs in Washington State’s 7th Congressional District met with the legislative director of their Congressional representative, Pramila Jayapal, in Washington DC on May 24, 2017. Left to right: Keegan Hovis, MD, UW; Phil Smith, MD, Virginia Mason; Tom Anderson, MD, PhD, UW; Aaron Daub, MD, UW.

 

WSRS Residents and Fellows Section Executive Board, 2016-2017

Below is a list of the leaders of the Residents and Fellows Section of the Washington State Radiological Society:

Officers

President Brandon Perry Email Me
Vice President Anika McGrath Email Me
Secretary Linda Chen Email Me
Treasurer Whitney Shofner-Michalsky Email Me

Committee Leadership

Committee Committee Members Contact Information
Awards and Honors Jaqueline Alvarez
Berthina Coleman
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Budget & Finance Mazen Zawaideh Email Me
Communications Shawn Call Email Me
Government Relations Alan Leung
Sean Wo
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Payor Relations Derek Khorsand Email Me
Annual Meeting Emily Johnson Email Me
PAC (political action committee)
Membership  (Mentoring) Jing Luo Email Me
Bylaws
Women and Diversity Allison Tillack
Jaqueline Alvarez
Tina Coleman
Jing Luo
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Historical/Archive Allison Tillack Email Me
Radiation Oncology Representative Tobias (Toby) Chapman Email Me
Madigan Representative Anne Gunn Email Me
Sacred Heart Representative Gabe Edwards Email Me
Virginia Mason Representative Shawn Call Email Me
Fellow Representative D.J. Perry Email Me

Washington State Radiological Residencies

Sacred Heart Hospital
Spokane, Washington
Director: Dr. Daniel J. Murray
101 W. 8th Ave.
PO Box 2555
Spokane, WA 99220
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Administrative Assistant: Sherry Bucholz
Phone: (509) 455-3021
FAX: (509) 458-5316

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
www.rad.washington.edu
Director: Dr. Angelisa Paladin
U/W Dept of Radiology
Box 357115
Seattle, WA 98195-7115
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195
Administrative Assistant: Dora Miller
Phone: (206) 543-3320

US Army Madigan Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington
Director: Dr. Stephen Yoest
Madigan Army Medical Ctr
Attn.: MCHJ-R
Tacoma, WA 98431
Administrative Assistant: Sandra Douglas
Phone: (253) 968-2130
FAX: (253) 968-3140

Virginia Mason Hospital
Seattle, Washington
www.vmmc.org/radiology/vmrad.htm
Director: Dr. Lucy Glenn
VMMC Dept of Radiology
1100 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98111
Administrative Assistant: Aileen Peterson
Phone: (206) 223-6887
FAX: (206) 344-7959

Click here to visit the ACR Residents and Fellows Section