Dr. Barbara Pawley

Barbara Pawley, MD
University of Kentucky Medical Center

An Emergency Radiologist, Associate Professor of Radiology and Emergency Radiology Fellowship Director at the University of Kentucky. She attended medical school at the University of Louisville College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Louisville hospital. She completed fellowship at the University of Louisville Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She has raised 6 successful children and is the current President of the American Association of Women in Radiology.

Amy K Patel, MD
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine


Dr. Amy Patel is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist, Medical Director of the Women’s Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 

Dr. Patel is a graduate of the combined BA/MD accelerated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Kansas-Wichita where she served as the first female chief resident in an all-male program. She completed her Breast Imaging Fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Washington University in Saint Louis. 

Dr. Patel's professional interests include recruitment of women in radiology, as she established the American College of Radiology (ACR) Resident and Fellow Section Women and Diversity Advisory Group when she was in training and now serves on the ACR Commission for Women and Diversity. She is also on the steering committee for RADxx, an initiative to recruit women into imaging informatics. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Communications Committee for AAWR. Her interests also include mentorship, social media, also serving on the social media committee for the Society of Breast Imaging, and leadership, being a former recipient of the Radiology Leadership Institute Summit Scholarship. 

She also has an avid interest in radiology political advocacy, serving on the RADPAC Board and is the social media liaison for the Radiology Advocacy Network. She is also a former ACR Rutherford Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations. She is also the first female and youngest radiologist recipient of the ACR Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award. 

Image result for candice johnstone Candice Johnstone, MD
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine


Dr. Candice Johnstone is an Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology and the Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at St Joseph’s Hospital.   Her patient care emphasis is Lung, Breast, and Esophageal cancers, as well as palliative care.  She is the co-editor of a leading handbook titled Palliative Radiation Oncology.


Dr. Johnstone contributes to clinical program development and research and has special expertise in SBRT, the primary treatment of inoperable lung cancer.  At MCW she is the course director for the community oncology elective.  She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine, completed her residency at Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, and received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR
Associate Professor of Radiology
Albany Medical College


Dr. Meridith Englander is an interventional radiologist at the Albany (NY) Stratton VA Medical Center. She graduated from Smith College and received her medical degree from Albany Medical College, where she also completed her radiology residency. Her fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Englander’s clinical work focuses on chronic venous disease.


Dr. Englander is a vocal advocate for gender equity issues in medicine and has published widely on this topic. She was the inaugural chair of the Women in Interventional Radiology section of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and was the 2020 recipient of the SIR Women in Interventional Radiology Champion Award. She currently serves as the Chair of the Data and Benchmarking Committee of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group at the SIR.


Dr. Englander is also a strong advocate for Interventional Radiology, serving as the chair of the SIR Government Affairs Committee. She is an SIR delegate to the AMA, where she is the Chair-elect of the Specialty and Service Society, the largest caucus of specialty medical societies at the AMA. She is also an alternate Councilor for the SIR to the American College of Radiology. At the ACR, she serves on the Commission on Interventional and Cardiovascular Imaging and is a member of the Committee for Women.


Dr. Englander has served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology and has been a member of the AAWR Fellowship Selection Committee.



Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR
Coastal Radiology Assoc PLLC




Catherine is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University with a degree in mathematics, and received her MD degree at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine.  She finished her residency and fellowship at UNC, and entered private practice at Coastal Radiology in New Bern, NC where she is still working 39 years later. 

She is a long term managing partner of the practice, and currently serves as president. Catherine served on the executive committee of the medical staff at Carolina East Medical Center for 16 consecutive years, as both chair of the department of imaging, and an at-large member.  She was the first, and only, female chief of staff.

In 2010, Catherine received an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She then started volunteer work with the ACR, and has served as president of the North Carolina chapter, on the Council Steering Committee, as chair of the economics committee of the General Small Emergency and Rural Commission, and as chair of the steering committee of the Senior Retired Section.  She is on the board of the American Association of Women Radiologists.

She is co-founder and president of Eidetico, a company which supplies a report library of template reports.

Catherine enjoys wakeboarding, water skiing, gardening, and is a CrossFit fanatic.  She dotes on her two grandchildren, Betsy and Eason.


Kristin Kelly Porter, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section
UAB Department of Radiology

Dr. Kristin Porter is an Assistant Professor in the Abdominal Imaging Section of the Department of Radiology at UAB (the University of Alabama at Birmingham) in Birmingham, AL.  She completed her undergraduate training at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), graduating in 1998. After working for two years as a biologist in Pfizer’s neuroscience drug discovery division in Groton, CT, she returned to the MD/PhD program at Dartmouth College.  She completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2004 and her MD in 2009 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School.  After completing her radiology residency in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 and the Body and Cardiovascular MRI Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2015, she joined their Diagnostic Imaging faculty in the Body Imaging Division at Johns Hopkins until 2016. In 2016 she joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at UAB.
Dr. Porter is certified by the American Board of Radiology.  She is a reviewer for Abdominal Radiology and a question writer for the American College of Radiology (ACR) RADAR2 ultrasound section and for the ACR and ADPR (Association of Program Directors in Radiology) Radexam MR section. Her primary research interests focus on Quantitative MR techniques.  She is a prior Siemens Healthcare/RSNA Research Fellow Grant award recipient and a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/
Fellowship recipient.


Lori Deitte, MD, FACR, FAUR
Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vice President Continuous Professional Development
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Krisha Howell

Fox Chase Cancer Center




Amy Shah, MD
R1 Resident
Case Western Reserve University/Metrohealth

Kimberly Beavers, MD
Advent Health Orlando

Dr. Dania Daye is an Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. She is the IR Division Quality Director, co-director of IR Research at MGH and Director of the Precision Interventional and Medical Imaging (PIMI) Lab. Her research centers around the applications of machine learning and computer vision for precision medicine. Dr. Daye is founding co-chair of the Women in Radiology Group at MGH, founding co-Director of the New England Women in Radiology (NEWR) Invited Lectureship Program and current chair of the MGH Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee




Shadi Esfahani, MD, MPH
Member-at-large Nuclear Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital





Shadi Esfahani MD, MPH is a Diagnostic Radiology Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is spending her final year of residency training at the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and will pursue Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at MGH beginning July 2020.

Dr. Esfahani received her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Immediately after graduation, she started a postdoctoral fellowship at MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, where she focused on development and translation of molecular imaging approaches to optimize diagnosis and treatment of cancer for three years. Subsequently she completed her transitional internship at MetroWest Medical Center in Tufts School of Medicine prior to radiology residency. She is actively involved in pre-clinical and clinical research in the field of molecular imaging with particular interest in the application of PET/MR and Hyperpolarized MR imaging for personalized treatment of gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies. She is the principle investigator on an RSNA Resident Research Grant and a Ralph Schlaeger Research Award.

Dr. Esfahani serves as the President of Resident and Fellow Section of Massachusetts Radiological Society (MRS). She is also a member of MRS Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Early Career and Trainees Working Group of Women in Nuclear Medicine. She serves as a member of ACNM Nuclear Medicine Resident Organization, SNMMI Resident Committee and SCBT-MR Communications Committee. She is the ACNM 2020 Leadership and Health Policy Fellow and the SNMMI 2020 Future Leaders Academy Fellow. She also serves as the RSNA alternate delegate to American Medical Association (AMA).




Susan Ackerman, MD
ACR Councilor
Medical University of South Carolina