Committee on Women and General Diversity


WSRS is the first state chapter of the ACR to launch its own committee to promote diversity and support the advancement of diverse individuals in radiology and associated specialties.  The committee sponsors periodic programs such as a “mentoring event,” held in Spring 2018,  for female trainees and early career professionals.  The event was co-sponsored by the UW’s Women in Radiology group and held at the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center.

Mentoring event attendees enjoyed connecting and sharing experiences.

VM resident Preethi Raghu, MD (left), moderates a panel of radiologists from a variety of practice settings around the region. 


Diversity in the Radiology Profession – Resources

Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation: It Is Time to Act” by Johnson B. Lightfoote, Curtiland Deville, Loralie D. Ma, Karen M. Winkfield, Katarzyna J. Macura, JACR, October 2016.

Diversity Matters in Academic Radiology: Acknowledging and Addressing Unconscious Bias” by Brenda J. Allen, Kavita Garg, JACR, December 2016.

Women in Leadership: Why So Few and What to Do About It” by Christina M. Surawicz,  JACR, December 2016.

ACR Commission for Women and General Diversity

“Celebrating the Achievements of Women Radiologists and Physicians,” Ferris M. Hall, MD, from Radiology (RSNA journal), Volume 261, number 1, October 2011.

“Diversity Matters: Historical Lessons”(Letter to the editor, JACR, Jan. 2015 from UW residents Gurleen Dhami, MD and Wendy Gao, MD)

Diversifying Your Strategy: Building a diverse team can lead to better patient care, increased referrals and more

Gender & the Radiology Workforce-results of the 2014 workforce survey

Improving Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation in Radiology and Radiation Oncology Part 1: Why These Matter

Improving Diversity, Inclusion and Representation in Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Part 2: Challenges and Recommendations

Masters of Radiology Panel Discussion 2012 – Women in Radiology

Steuer – Women in NM – JNM Newsline 1996

Women as Radiologists: Are there Barriers to Entry and Advancement?