Introducing the 2017 – 2018 ACR-YPS Executive Committee (EC)

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Chair: Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, (@rosenkrantzmd) is a radiologist in the abdominal imaging section at NYU Langone Medical Center and an affiliate research fellow of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute®. He is currently active in several ACR economics committees. This year he hopes to promote greater mentorship opportunities for YPS members, encourage increased participation by YPS members in their state chapters, and support the development of YPS members as future ACR leaders.

Vice Chair: Sonia Gupta, MD, (@DrSoGu) is an assistant professor at Temple University Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed her fellowship in abdominal imaging at Duke University Hospital. She has been active with the ACR since residency and continues to seek ways to increase involvement and engage young radiologists. She is extremely excited to take on the role of vice chair and is always available to hear suggestions on how to improve the value of the ACR-YPS for its members on Twitter.

Information Technology Liaison: J. Paul Nielsen, MD, MPH, (@JPaulNielsen) is a radiologist at the University of Colorado, Denver. As the IT liaison to the EC, Paul seeks to help members of the YPS section access all available ACR resources.

Communications Liaison: Taj Kattapuram, MD, (@TajKatt) is a breast and interventional radiologist in Colorado. Her involvement in the ACR began as a resident, formerly holding the role of communications officer for the ACR-RFS. This year she hopes to increase participation on the ACR members-only Engage community, as well as update and foster use of current social media platforms. Her main areas of interest include leadership, advocacy, and women in medicine. She also serves as the legislative chair for the Colorado Radiological Society and is happy to work with state chapters to increase YPS participation.

Advocacy and RADPAC® Liaison: Andy Moriarity, MD, (@andykmoriarity) is with Advanced Radiology Services, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. He practices body imaging and is co-chair of the quality committee for his practice. He is currently serving a second-term as the ACR-YPS advocacy and RADPAC liaison. This year, along with the entire YPS EC, he is working to engage early-career radiologists and help members stay informed of current ACR and RADPAC legislative activities; to facilitate involvement in state chapter and national advocacy initiatives through the development of the YPS Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN); and to encourage member support of RADPAC. Members interested in building a strong YPS presence within the ACR-RAN and helping early-career members become active members of their state chapters should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Health Policy Liaison: Refky Nicola, MD, @rnicola04 is an abdominal radiologist at SUNY-Upstate Medical Center University, in Syracuse, N.Y., and currently is in his second term as health policy liaison. His objectives are to find opportunities to increase engagement for YPS members within the ACR, as well as within ACR subcommittees. Refky states that, while it’s important to be a member of ACR, as members, each of us has the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the advancement of the profession. Another of his goals is to expand and improve YPS mentoring among junior and senior ACR members.

RFS Liaison: Amy Patel, MD, (@amykpatel) is fresh out of training, recently completing a breast imaging fellowship at Washington University, in Saint Louis, Mo., and is now a breast radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston. Her focus for the year will be mentorship, including devising resources to assist radiologists transitioning from training to practicing, to make the task less daunting and more supported. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions you may have. 


By Taj Kattapuram, MD, breast and interventional radiologist

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