Business Team

5th Annual Chicagoland Radiology Expo

Thank you to our

Facilitators, Panelists, and Volunteers

that participated in this years expo

Meet the people who made it all possible. 

Meet the team

Expo Facilitators

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Alixandra Purakal MD

Conference Role: 

Facilitator

Assistant Consulting Professor

Duke Health

Why is radiology important?

Imaging is the backbone of all modern medicine, diagnosis and therapy.

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Anne Darrow, MD, MA

Conference Role: 

Radiology Resident

Amita St. Francis Hospital

Why is radiology important?

I love finding the answers to complex medical questions through images.

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Bojan Petrovic, MD

Conference Role: 

Expo Director

Neuroradiologist, NorthShore Site Director for University of Chicago Neuroradiology Fellowship, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Why is radiology important?

Radiology is fun and makes a big impact in patient care!

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Carina Yang, MD

Conference Role: 

Symposium Co-Chair

Associate Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion
Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology
Director of Neuroradiology Fellowship

University of Chicago

Why is radiology important?

Radiologists provide important diagnostic information and sometimes perform minimally invasive interventions - both of which clinicians heavily depend on to care for patients with a variety of pathologies. We see things in patients others can't.

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David Kasjanski, MD

Conference Role: 

Radiology Resident

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Why is radiology important?

I am passionate about radiology because it is a field that is constantly evolving and there is always something to learn

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Emily Marshall, PhD

Conference Role: 

Facilitator

Clinical Medical Physicist

University of Chicago

Why is radiology important?

Seeing the inner workings of the human body teaches us how to help when something goes wrong!

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Gregory Henkle, MD

Conference Role: 

Facilitator

Medical Director of Radiology
Residency Program Director

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Why is radiology important?

I love contributing to the education and development of our future radiologists.

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Hala Mazin, DO

Conference Role: 

Co-Chair of Fundraising Committee

Radiology Resident

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Why is radiology important?

I love being involved in the care of almost every patient that walks through the hospital and assisting every specialty better diagnose and treat their patient. I also love the technological advances in early cancer detection and treatment that radiology offers.

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James Brophy, DO

Conference Role: 

Radiology Resident, PGY-3

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Why is radiology important?

I love the interdisciplinary nature of radiology and collaborating with my colleagues in other medical specialties.

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Jessica Stern, MD

Conference Role: 

Chair of Speed Advising Committee

Why is radiology important?

Radiology is a very rewarding field, as it is always intellectually interesting and truly impacts patient care.

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Jessica Telleria, MD

Conference Role: 

Facilitator

Radiology Resident, PGY-4

University of Chicago Hospitals

Why is radiology important?

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Judith (Judy) Gadde, DO, MBA

Conference Role: 

Facilitator

Director of Academic Innovation

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Why is radiology important?

Radiology is crucial to the care of so many of our patients.

 
 

Expo Panelists

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Senta Berggruen, MD FSAR

Conference Role: 

Panel Coordinator

Vice Chair of Education and Diversity

Northwestern Feinberg

Why is radiology important?

Medical Imaging is at the heart of medicine.

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Susan Palasis, MD

Conference Role: 

Panel Coordinator

Division Head, Pediatric Neuroradiology
Vice Chair, Medical Imaging

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Why is radiology important?

Because it is central to diagnosis and patient management.

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Anupam Basu MD, MBA

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Program Director- Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Cook County Health

Why is radiology important?

Radiology is an integral component of the delivery of modern medicine. Teaching and learning about the field is an iterative process that continues throughout one's career.

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Jeanne Horowitz, MD

Conference Role: 

Panel Coordinator

Associate Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Department of Radiology
Co-Director MR predominant body imaging fellowship
Abdominal Imaging section

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Why is radiology important?

Radiology is essential in diagnosis of management of patients.

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Gregory Henkle, MD

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Medical Director of Radiology
Radiology Program Director

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields / Radiology Partners

Why is radiology important?

I love contributing to the education of our future radiologists!

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Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD

Conference Role: 

William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Executive Associate Dean, Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership & Inclusion
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Why is radiology important?

Intertwining technology and expert and empathetic care gives us the ability to have incredible impact on improving patient outcomes

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Michael Ralls MD

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Rush University Medical Center

Why is radiology important?

Radiology plays a role in all different parts of medicine.

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Polina Petrovic, MD, MPH

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Co-chair of body imaging committee for Advocate-Aurora Health.
Co-chair of ultrasound committee for Advocate-Aurora Health.

Advocate Trinity Hospital

Why is radiology important?

It's the most interesting field in medicine!

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Georgia

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Chief of Breast Imaging
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Why is radiology important?

Radiology/Breast Imaging is my passion. Early detection saves lives and with advancements in technology and our radiology/breast imaging medical expertise, we can make a tremendous impact on reducing mortality due to breast cancer.

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Michele H Johnson MD FACR, FASER

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Neurosurgery
Director, Interventional Radiology
Member at Large Yale Medicine Board
Program Chair ACR PIER Program

Yale University

Why is radiology important?

A radiologist is a part of the patient care team, solving medical mysteries, guiding treatments and using image guidance to treat disease. It is ever changing and growing in importance.

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Carla Harmath, MD

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging

University of Chicago

Why is radiology important?

Radiology is a specialty that involves all the spectrum of medicine

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Noemi Brunner, MD

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Clinical Associate Emergency Radiology

University of Chicago

Why is radiology important?

I absolutely love emergency radiology. Frequently we are the first ones to make a diagnosis.

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Cecil G. Wood III, MD

Conference Role: 

Panelist

Assistant Professor, Body Imaging

Northwestern University

Why is radiology important?

Radiology allows me to combine my knowledge and expertise with the latest technology to bring positive change to patient's lives.

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