Theresa McLoud, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School


A Boston native, Dr. Theresa McLoud received her BS degree from Boston College. After obtaining her MD degree from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, she completed a thoracic imaging fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine and soon became an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology at Yale. In 1976, she returned to Boston and joined Harvard Medical School where she has been professor of radiology since 1993.  Dr. McLoud is the first woman in the department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to hold the rank of professor at Harvard. Dr. McLoud served as the Division Head of Thoracic radiology from 1982-2001 and she is currently Vice Chair for Education in the department of Radiology.


A world-renowned expert in thoracic imaging, Dr. McLoud has conducted more than 150 postgraduate courses and published more than 200 scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters.  Her 1998 text now in its second edition, Thoracic Radiology:  The Requisites is a popular and comprehensive introductory work.


Dr. McLoud has been awarded the Gold Medal of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), and the Marie Curie Award from the American Association for Women Radiologists. She is also the recipient of the Gold Medal of the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the International Cancer Imaging Society and in 2013 the Radiologic Society of North America. She is past president of the Fleischner Society, the Society of Thoracic Radiology, ARRS and the RSNA. She is an honorary member of the European Society of Radiology, and the Spanish, Argentinian, Italian, Mexican, Australia - New Zealand and French societies of radiology and the Faculty of Medicine in Radiology of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Koenraad Mortele, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School


Dr. Koenraad J. Mortele, is currently Chief of the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Clinical director of MRI at Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA and lecturer on pancreatic and anorectal neoplasms for the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology in Silver Spring, Maryland. He holds an academic appointment Associate Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA.


Dr. Mortele received his medical degree Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. His residency was at Ghent University Hospital from 2003-2008.  In 2007, Dr. Mortele completed a research fellowship at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL (University of Florida) with Dr. Pablo Ros. Dr. Mortele was certified by the Belgian Board of Radiology in 2008 and is currently licensed in Massachusetts.


Dr. Mortele is an author of over 200 journal articles, over 100 abstracts, 25 book chapters, and 3 books. He has been very active in the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR), ARRS, and RSNA through annual presentations and serving as travelling visiting professor for the SAR in 2009-2010. Dr. Mortele has participated in over 100 invited lectures in national and international institutions and societies. Dr. Mortele is continuing in this role at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology correlation course.




Pia Sundgren MD

University of Lund, Sweden


Dr. Pia C. Sundgren is a professor of radiology at the Institution for Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund Sweden, and senior consultant in neuroradiology at the Center for imaging and function at Skane University hospital, Lund Sweden.


Dr. Sundgren received her MD from Medical Faculty, Lund University 1986 and did her radiology residency training and the Department of Radiology, Malmoe General Hospital, University of Lund followed by fellowship in Neuroradiology at Department of Radiology, Skane University hospital, Lund University, Lund Sweden which was completed 1997. She defended her thesis and received her PhD in 1991.


After completing her Neuroradiology fellowship she joined the faculty as Associate Professor at the Lund University in 1997. In 2001 she was visiting associate professor at Department of Radiology, University of Michigan where she became Professor of radiology 2006. In 2009, she returned to Sweden and the position as Chair of the Department of Radiology/Institution of Clinical Science, Lund University as well as holding an adjunct professorship in clinical research at University of Michigan.


Dr. Pia C Sundgren has been an academic radiologist over 25 years. She has focused her all of her scholarly activities to her subspecialty of neuroradiology imaging. Her main research focus in related the advanced MR imaging and new imaging techniques for monitoring early signs of treatment response in brain tumors, to the use of advanced MR imaging techniques in autoimmune diseases such as SLE and in pain conditions. She is well funded both with national and international grants and has 5 Ph.D students, and I post-doc.


Dr. Sundgren has published 122 peer reviewed articles, 16 reviews, > 190 abstracts, 16 books and book chapters, >190 scientific exhibits and giving over 230 national and international invited lectures. In 2014 Dr. Sundgren received the MICHR Michigan Clinical and Translational Research Distinguished Mentor Award for her work as mentor and for her support for research and teaching.


Dr. Sundgren is the vice-president-elect for the ISMRM, Member of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) Executive Committee, Chair of the written examination committee for the European Diploma in Neuroradiology and board member of the ESR Scientific Committee. She is also member in the ExCom of the WFNRS. Dr. Sundgren is the Congress President for the (ESNR annual meeting for 2017 and one of the course directors for the European Courses in Pediatric Neuroradiology (ECPNR). She is reviewer for several international and national grant bodies and reviewer for 6 Journals.


Dr. Sundgren’s academic career has been extraordinarily fulfilling, and she hopes that her efforts and have broadened our knowledge and understanding of the imaging of neuroradiology, the use of advanced MR imaging for pathology and treatment response.




Laura Bancroft, MD

University of Central Florida


Dr. Laura Bancroft is the Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Program Director of Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL, USA. She is the Chair of Radiology and Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, FL, USA. She also serves as Clinical Professor at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL, USA.


Dr. Bancroft has authored over 120 papers, 32 book chapters, and edited 2 books. She is the Chief Editor of Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, co-chair of the Musculoskeletal division of RadioGraphics, President Elect for the Society of Skeletal Radiology, Chair of the International Visiting Professor subcommittee at RSNA, Committee member for the Core Examination of the American Board of Radiology, Program Committee member for the International Skeletal Society, CME Committee member for the American Roentgen Ray Society, Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and Past President of the Florida Radiological Society.




Thierry Huisman, MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Center


Dr. Thierry A.G.M. Huisman serves as Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition, he is Director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Huisman is a Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery and Neurology.


Dr. Huisman graduated cum laude from Medical School at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, before completing residencies in Radiology and Pediatrics and fellowships in Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He became Chairman and Radiologist-in-Chief of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich in 2005 before he was recruited to Johns Hopkins in 2007. Dr. Huisman enjoyed a research sabbatical at the Massachusetts General Hospital NMR center between 2000-2002. His primary field of expertise and research focuses on Pediatric Neuroradiology.

Dr. Huisman has given more than 320 invited lectures, published 275 peer reviewed articles and reviews, 55 book chapters, serves on multiple scientific committees of the various radiological societies and has organized multiple national and international meetings. Dr. Huisman is a faculty member of the AIRP course in Washington, DC and course advisor for the IDKD course in Davos, Switzerland. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and is an editorial member of 5 journals. He served as president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (2014/15) and is an elected fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society. Finally he is a senior editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.





Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH

Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Dr. Edward Y. Lee is an associate professor of radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his A.B. and M.D. from the University of Chicago (Phi Beta Kappa and Swift Scholar) and his M.P.H. from Harvard University (Student Marshal), followed by an internship at Harvard Medical Center and radiology residency at Mallincrodt Institute of Radiology / Washington University Medical Center. After completing a pediatric radiology fellowship as a chief fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2005, he joined the Departments of Radiology and Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Since Dr. Lee was appointed as the Chief of Thoracic Imaging Division in 2010 and Director of MRI from 2012 - 2014, he has provided integrated image performance and interpretation across modalities for congenital and acquired pediatric disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital.


Dr. Lee has more than 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, 100 review articles or book chapters, and three books related to pediatric imaging.  He was the recipient of RSNA Eyler Editorial Fellowship in 2010. He is the winner of the prestigious Caffey’s Awards from SPR in both Best Clinical Scientific Research and Best Educational Exhibit Presentation categories. Additionally, as an assistant editor of the pediatric section of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and European Journal of Radiology (EJR); editorial board member of nine journals; and reviewer of 25 journals; Dr. Lee has also helped guide and establish the educational and scientific direction and growth in his academic specialty – pediatric imaging – at academic and medical institutions around the world. Dr. Lee is the past President of the New England Roentgen Society (NERRS) and current President of the International Society of Pediatric Thoracic Imaging (ISPTI).


Dr. Lee is currently one of the most sought-after internationally known radiology speakers in the field of pediatric imaging. He has served either as a visiting professor or as an invited speaker on various topics related to pediatric imaging education more than 30 different countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

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