2018 Executive Committee

Maria D Kelly MB, BCh, FACR

Dr. Elizabeth Kagan Arleo

Dr. Elizabeth Kagan Arleo is a Board-Certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Radiologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Campus. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Imaging.

Dr. Arleo is a graduate of Yale College and Yale University Medical School. After an internship year in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, Dr. Arleo completed her Radiology residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the New York- Presbyterian Hospital-Weil Cornell Campus. After staying on for a Fellowship year in Women’s Imaging, she was invited to join the radiology faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Arleo’s clinical expertise is in Breast and Body Imaging and she interprets a variety of studies including mammograms, MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds, and x-rays. For her clinical work, Dr. Arleo was selected by the Department of Radiology for the Distinguished House Staff Award in 2007.

Dr. Arleo’s research focuses on multiple topics in Women’s Imaging, including breast imaging, pelvic ultrasound and MRI. For her research, she has received several research and education awards and grants, and she was one of Aunt.Minnie.com’s semifinal candidates for Most Influential Radiology Researcher of 2013: http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=104248

At the national level, Dr. Arleo is actively involved in the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR), where she is on the Board of Directors, and with the American College of Radiology (ACR), where she is a member of the ACR Commission on Breast Imaging, ACR Commission for Women and General Diversity, and ACR Commission for Human Resources.

Dr. Arleo is the Founder and Director of the Mentorship Program for Women in Radiology at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell, which has been funded by the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) Leadership Fund. She is also the Director of Medical Student Research and Career Development in her institution, and the 2017 recipient of the Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.

Dr. Lucy B Spalluto

Lucy B. Spalluto, MD is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Spalluto received her medical degree from the University of Virginia. After an internal medicine internship at Cabrini Medical Center in New York, NY, she attended the Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. Her fellowship in Women’s Imaging was completed at Vanderbilt.  Dr. Spalluto’s clinical work focuses on breast imaging and pelvic and obstetric ultrasound.


Dr. Spalluto is actively involved in patient centered research, female faculty development, and teaching residents and medical students.  She is the Co-Director of Vanderbilt’s Women in Radiology initiative and holds a grant from the American Medical Association for “Female Faculty Development in Radiology – Designing and Implementing a Module Based Educational Program.”  She serves on the ACR Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care, the AUR Taskforce on New Models for Research Mentoring, and is a founder of the AAWR Bookclub.

Kristin Kelly Porter, M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section
UAB Department of Radiology


Dr. Porter is an Assistant Professor in the Abdominal Imaging Section of the Department of Radiology at UAB (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. In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the AAWR as secretary, Dr. Porter serves on the Awards Committee for the AAWR.  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/PhD Fellowship recipient.


Barbara K Pawley, MD

University of Kentucky Medical Center

Margaret Szabunio, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington

Dr. Szabunio is Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY. Dr. Szabunio also holds appointments as Chief of Women’s Radiology, and Associate Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center in the University of Kentucky’s Medical Center. Dr Szabunio obtained her MD degree from Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly Hahnemann University Medical School) in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a radiology residency and fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. Prior to being recruited to her current leadership positions at the University of Kentucky in 2010, she spent many years building an impressive career at the University of South Florida, James A. Haley VA Hospital and at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Her list of accomplishments includes Chief, Ultrasound Section at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Department of Radiology, Director, Diagnostic Ultrasound at Moffitt Cancer Center; Director, Breast Imaging; Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship Program; and Director, Breast Imaging Education Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and has served on numerous committees and boards. She has been in constant demand over her career to present, speak or contribute to conferences, symposiums and workshops. Since joining the University of Kentucky, she has been an eager and valued participant in community breast cancer awareness programs. Her unique compassion and devotion to her patients, along with her selfless time spent with residents and fellows sets her apart. Her energy and passion to serve have endeared her to patients and peers alike.

Amy K Patel, MD

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Dr. Amy K. 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. 


Candice A Johnstone, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert Hospital

Member at Large – MIT DX
Courtney M Tomblinson, MD
Mayo Clinic Hospital

Courtney Tomblinson, MD is Chief Resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona and future Neuroradiology fellow at Vanderbilt University beginning July 2018.

She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Spanish at Western Kentucky University. Subsequently, she attended medical school at the University of Louisville. Courtney spent two years as an Otolaryngology resident prior to matriculating into Diagnostic Radiology, both at Mayo Clinic.

Courtney serves as Chair of the RSNA Resident & Fellow Committee. One of her goals was to bring gender parity and diversity to the highest levels of the RSNA trainee section leadership. She is also a member of the ACR RFS Commission for Women & Diversity Section, ACR RFS Medical Student Task Force, ASNR Young Professional Committee and Social Media Committee, and ASHNR Social Media Ad Hoc Committee. She is the Arizona Resident Education Liaison to Enterprise Graduate Medical Education at Mayo Clinic.

Her professional interests include head and neck cancer imaging, skull base imaging, and medical education.



Member at Large – MIT  RO
Anna Lee, MD, MPH
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Anna Lee, MD, MPH is a resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). After teaching English abroad in her home country of Korea for a year, she received her Master of Public Health in Global Epidemiology at Emory Rollins School of Public Health (Atlanta, GA). She then completed her medical degree and medicine internship from Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA) before starting her residency in Radiation Oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2015. Dr. Lee is actively involved in clinical research of all sites and has a particular interest in cancer outcomes and health services research, medical education and psycho-oncology. She is a founding member of the Society for Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO) and looks forward to encouraging stronger mentorship relationships for women.

Member at Large - Private Practice

Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR

Coastal Radiology Assoc PLLC

ACR Councilor

Susan Ackerman, MD
Medical University of South Carolina