January 21, 2014 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., FACR, its chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 2014.
A 30-year practitioner of diagnostic radiologist with Catawba Radiological Associates in Hickory, N.C., Thorwarth previously served as ACR president, chair of the ACR Economics Commission, member of the ACR board of chancellors and most recently on the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) board of directors. He began his career as an emergency room physician in New Bern, N.C., and later served as chair of the Frye Regional Medical Center board of directors in Hickory, N.C.
"I am deeply honored to be chosen to help lead radiology forward during this time of great change in our health care system. I look forward to carrying on the tremendous leadership tradition at ACR and to helping radiology shape the future of medicine,” said Thorwarth, namesake of ACR’s William T. Thorwarth, Jr., M.D., Award for excellence in economics and health policy.
Thorwarth succeeds Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., FACR, who served more than 20 years as board chair and CEO of ACR. During his tenure, Neiman oversaw the launch of the ACR Education Center; the Radiology Leadership Institute; the ACR Dose Index Registry; the Journal of the American College of Radiology; the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology and ACR Informatics.
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