Department Committees

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Awards Committee

Purpose/Aims: The Departmental Awards Committee seeks to make awards to recognize individuals who have made important contributions scientifically, clinically, and professionally in promoting the Departmental vision.  The Committee manages a range of specific awards soliciting applications, reviewing nominations, and forwarding recommendations to the Departmental leadership. 

Number of meetings held: Meetings occur approximately every 2 months.

  • David Saloner, PhD (Chair)
  • Soonmee Cha, MD
  • Miles Conrad, MD
  • Christine Glastonbury, MBBS
  • Nola Hylton, PhD
  • Peder Larson, PhD
  • Thomas Link, MD
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
  • Michael Ohliger, MD
  • Miguel Pampaloni, MD, PhD
  • Jane Wang, MD, PhD

Clinical Operations Committee

Purpose/Aims: The Department Clinical Operations Committee is multidisciplinary – including faculty, technologists and administrators – to provide a formal structure for communication, continuous improvement and oversight of hospital and ambulatory radiology operations. The committee reviews clinical operations for Moffitt-Long, Mount Zion and Mission Bay Hospitals, China Basin, Montgomery Street, the Precision Cancer Medicine Building, affiliated Medical Center groups and other facilities, and reports to the clinical faculty at their meetings. The group provides broad input to the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations by recommending specific operational improvements; monitoring the performance and functionality of critical information systems (e.g., PACS, Apex); reviewing patient and physician satisfaction data; and defining and monitoring key performance indicators on a regular basis. The Committee is also charged with developing and refining operational dashboards to assure department clinical and technical leadership are aware of current operational performance. In addition, the Committee will receive reports from the Quality and Safety committee and discuss the operational impact of their recommendations. The Committee provides advice and guidance at a higher level to the hospital operations director. The Committee meets up to twice a month. Agendas are published in advance, and minutes are kept and circulated.

Number of meetings held: Committee meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

  • Thomas Hope, MD (Chair)
  • Douglas Avadikian
  • Spencer Behr, MD
  • Christine Bronsky
  • Mayra Canela
  • Chelsy Coco
  • Jesse Courtier, MD
  • Craig DeVicent
  • Devin Dixon
  • Brett Elicker, MD
  • Nick Fidelman, MD
  • Charlene Fong, RN
  • Rob Flavell, MD, PhD
  • Rita Freimanis, MD
  • Jeffrey Geiger
  • Cynthia Hammond
  • Marc Kohli, MD
  • Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Thomas Link, MD, PhD
  • Alastair Martin, PhD
  • Tom McElderry
  • John Mongan, MD, PhD
  • Heather Nichols
  • Alpana Patel
  • Cara Pennacchio
  • Jessica Pfannenstiel
  • David Sostarich, MBA, BSRT
  • Michelle Swenson
  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
  • Amy Vincent

Clinical Research Coordinators Steering Committee

Purpose/Aims: As part of our Department’s research infrastructure redesign, we have created a CRC (Clinical Research Coordinators) core scientific steering committee to help realign resources to invest in research as a key component of our Department vision and strategy.

The CRC core provides expertise in conducting clinical research studies related to imaging and image-guided therapies. It supports investigators with study set-up and management, IRB submissions, and provides guidance on standard operating procedures to ensure regulatory compliance. The CRC scientific steering committee is tasked with setting goals and priorities for supporting clinical research programs consistent with our strategic mission, and empowering and partnering with staff in achieving operational and safety goals. You can learn more about the CRC core

Number of meetings held: The scientific steering committee meets every other month and is chaired by Drs. Olga Tymofiyeva and Jane Wang. 

  • Olga Tymofiyeva, PhD (co-chair)
  • Jane Wang, MD (co-chair)
  • Emma Bahroos
  • Spencer Behr, MD
  • Mike Evans, PhD
  • Tom Hope, MD
  • Peter Lokken, MD
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
  • Mabel Zelaya

Development Committee

Purpose/Aims: The Development Committee explores opportunities for philanthropy directed at radiology research, teaching, faculty support and infrastructure.

Number of meetings held: Committee meetings occur quarterly.

  • Steven Hetts, MD (Chair)
  • Matt Amans, MD
  • Robert Bok, PhD
  • Matthew Bucknor, MD
  • Amanda Baker, MD
  • William Dillon, MD
  • Nick Fidelman, MD
  • Heather Greenwood, MD
  • Randall Higashida, MD
  • Aime Lee, MD
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
  • Miguel Pampaloni, MD, PhD
  • Ashish Raj, PhD
  • Youngho Seo, PhD
  • Duygu Tosun, PhD
  • Janelle Arquiza
  • Eileen Murphy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI)

Purpose/Aims: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee works to promote DEI initiatives throughout the department. The core aspects of this work include programs related to pipeline, selection, and education that span from the level of working with underrepresented high school students to recruiting diverse faculty to empower departmental excellence. The Research Initiative to promote Diversity in Radiology (RIDR) is the committee’s flagship program, recruiting more than 15 high school, college, and medical students from backgrounds underrepresented in radiology to participate in an 8 week summer research internship experience each year. The committee also works to advocate for initiatives related to promoting health equity. The committee’s accountability structure is governed chiefly by the annual department diversity and inclusion action plan which is submitted each year to the Chairs and Directors Council on Diversity (CD2). 

Number of meetings held: Committee meetings occur once quarterly with intervening subgroup meetings.

  • Tatiana Kelil, MD (Co-chair)
  • Preethi Raghu, MD (Co-chair)
  • Jemianne Bautista, MD
  • Matthew Bucknor, MD
  • Christine Glastonbury, MD
  • Roxanna Juarez, MD
  • Kimberly Kallianos, MD
  • Vishal Kumar, MD
  • Gina Landinez, MD
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
  • Kevin McGill, MD, MPH
  • Melanie Morrison, PhD
  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
  • Susan Wall, MD
  • Emma Webb, MD
  • Mark Wilson, MD
  • Samira Zebarjadian

Executive Committee

  • Hess, Christopher (chair)
  • Behr, Spencer
  • Bennan, James
  • Bucknor, Matthew
  • Cha, Soonmee
  • Courtier, Jesse
  • Dillon, William
  • Elicker, Brett
  • Fidelman, Nicholas
  • Flavell, Robert
  • Glastonbury, Christine
  • Harwin, Joelle
  • Higashida, Randall
  • Hope, Michael
  • Hope, Thomas
  • Joe, Bonnie N.
  • Kallianos, Kimberly
  • Kohli, Marc
  • Kolli, Kanti
  • Link, Thomas
  • Majumdar, Sharmila
  • Martin, Alastair
  • McElderry, Thomas
  • Mongan, John
  • Poder, Liina
  • Pradhan, Amy
  • Saloner, David
  • Shah, Vinil
  • Sostarich, David
  • Sweetwood, Kevin
  • Taliaferro, Andrew
  • Villanueva-Meyer, Javier
  • Wall, Susan
  • Wang, Zhen
  • Wilson, Mark

Medical Student Education Committee

  • Emma Webb, MD (Chair)
  • Matt Amans, MD
  • Matt Barkovich, MD
  • Taylor Chung, MD
  • Miles Conrad, MD, PhD
  • Brett Elicker, MD
  • Vickie Feldstein, MD
  • Shital Gandhi, MD
  • Priyanka Jha, MD
  • Joe Leach, MD
  • Evan Lehrman, MD
  • Kevin McGill, MD, MPH
  • Sujal Nanavati, MD
  • Rina Patel, MD
  • Elissa Price, MD
  • Leo Sugrue, MD, PhD
  • Maya Vella, MD
  • Khai Vu, MD

Merits & Promotions Committee

Purpose/Aims: This committee reviews faculty’s advancement.

  • Christine Glastonbury, MBBS (Chair)
  • Taylor Chung, MD
  • Miles Conrad, MD
  • Brett Elicker, MD
  • Mike Hope, MD
  • Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD
  • Sri Nagaranjan, PhD
  • Elissa Price, MD
  • Sabrina Ronen, PhD
  • David Saloner, PhD
  • Susan Wall, MD
  • Jane Wang, MD, PhD
  • Mark Wilson, MD

MR Safety Committee

  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer (Chair)
  • Gideon Aung
  • Christina Calvin
  • Linda Chao, PhD
  • James Cook, MD
  • Jesse Courtier, MD
  • Michael Deguzman
  • Craig Devincent
  • Charlene Fong, RN
  • Mary Frost, CRT
  • Cynthia Hammond
  • Michael Hoff, PhD
  • Kimberly Kallianos, MD
  • Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Peder Larson, PhD
  • YooJin Lee, MD
  • Nigel Lucas
  • Alastair Martin, PhD
  • Kevin McGill, MD, MPH
  • Dimitrios Mitsouras, PhD
  • Tri Nguyen
  • Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD
  • Marie Ouano-Kim
  • Lisa Singer, MD, PhD
  • David Sostarich, MBA, BSRT
  • Lara Stables
  • Bill Stern
  • Joseph Vu, PhD
  • Duan Xu, PhD

Postgraduate Education Committee

  • Brett Elicker, MD (Chair)
  • Soonmee Cha, MD
  • Miles Conrad, MD, MPH
  • Jesse Courtier, MD
  • William Dillon, MD
  • Vickie Feldstein, MD
  • Courtney Lawhn Heath, MD
  • Yi Li, MD
  • Rina Patel, MD
  • Liina Poder, MD
  • Elissa Price, MD
  • Vinil Shah, MD
  • Lori Strachowski, MD
  • Maya Vella, MD
  • Susan Wall, MD

Quality and Safety Committee

  • Pallav Kolli, MD (Chair)
  • Waqas Alam
  • Douglas Avadikian
  • Spencer Behr, MD
  • Alpana Patel Camilli
  • Lori Chan
  • Hailey Choi, MD
  • Chelsea Coco
  • Dan Cooke, MD
  • Craig Devincent
  • Devin Dixon
  • Caitlin Duddleston
  • Vickie Feldstein, MD
  • Charlene Fong, RN
  • Corey Fuller
  • Jeff Geiger
  • Mandy Gilbert
  • Orit Glenn, MD
  • Brian Haas, MD
  • Cynthia Hammond
  • Joelle Harwin, MD
  • Whitney Higbee
  • Jamie Holtz, MD
  • Priyanka Jha, MD
  • Aric Juarez
  • Kimberly Kallianos, MD
  • Marc Kohli, MD
  • Heather Nichols
  • Cassie Nath
  • Michael O'Leary
  • Daphne Penaflor
  • Jessica Pfannensteil
  • Liina Poder, MD
  • Rana Rabei, MD
  • Vinil Shah, MD
  • Vinny Sharma
  • David Sostarich
  • Michell Swenson
  • Andrew Taylor, MD, PhD
  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
  • Amy Vincent
  • Chloee Wendorf
  • Sean Woolen, MD
  • Matt Zapala, MD

Radiation Protection Committee

Purpose/Aims: The Radiation Protection Committee is involved in monitoring radiation exposure within Radiology and developing guidelines for standards for radiation use.  The committee is comprised of radiologists, technologists, nurses, representatives from medical physics, radiation safety, and the catheterization lab, as well as representatives from the radiology residency. The goal of the committee is to monitor and ensure judicious use of radiation in patients undergoing diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures as well as to design and implement policies related to the use and delivery of radiation for medical imaging. 

Number of meetings held: Committee meets monthly  

  • Kimberly Kallianos, MD (Chair)
  • Douglas Avadikian
  • Emma Bahroos, MSc
  • Spencer Behr, MD
  • Alpana Patel Camili
  • Cynthia Chin, MD
  • Pierre Cohen, MD
  • James Cook, MD 
  • Dan Cooke, MD
  • John Cunningham
  • Andrew Fenster, MD
  • Charlene Fong
  • Isaac Ghansah, MD, MS 
  • Brian Haas, MD
  • Brandon Holmes
  • Michael Hoff, PhD
  • Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD
  • Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Michael P. O'Leary
  • Daphne Penaflor
  • Jessica Pfannenstiel, BRST (R) (CT)
  • Vinny Sharma
  • David Sostarich, MBA, BRST
  • Michelle Swenson
  • Kyle Thornton
  • Benjamin Yeh, MD
  • Matt Zapala, MD

Research Safety and Compliance Committee

Purpose/Aims:The Research Safety and Compliance Committee is established to facilitate laboratory safety, compliant and safe animal and human research across different campus sites (China Basin Imaging Center, Mission Bay) for research performed using Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging resources. The committee will ensure research studies:

  1. Will not compromise patient safety and patient care.
  2. Will not compromise the safety of the staff and faculty conducting the research.
  3. Will be conducted according to high standards of safety.
  4. Will be in compliance with regulatory, radiation safety, IRB, IACUC, Biosafety, EH&S, Chemical Safety, FDA and NIH and other current local and federal regulations.
  5. Training and adequate information with regards to safe and appropriate procedures, responsibilities will be provided on a regular basis to all individuals performing studies.
  6. Conduct and Review Internal Quarterly Inspections
  7. In case of events occurring that are violation of safety, compliance procedures the committee will evaluate the circumstances, and if modifications are required to the procedures and departmental policies, the committee will make recommendations.

Number of meetings held: The committee will meet regularly, and as needed if there is an occurrence.

  • Michael Evans, PhD (co-chair)
  • Dan Vigneron, PhD (co-chair)
  • Rukayah Abdolcader 
  • Maya Aslam
  • Emma Bahroos
  • Joseph Blecha
  • Robert Bok, MD, PhD
  • Steaven Campbell
  • Myriam Chaumeil, PhD
  • Heather Daniels
  • Lynn Delos Santos
  • Michael Evans, PhD
  • Robert Flavell, MD, PhD
  • Jeremy Gordon, PhD
  • Robin Ippisch, PhD
  • Galateia Kazakia, PhD
  • John Kurhanewicz, PhD
  • Peder Larson, PhD
  • Yan Li, PhD
  • Mary McPolin
  • Teri Moore 
  • Matthew Parker, PhD
  • Vahid Ravanfar
  • Andrew Riselli
  • Kim Semien
  • Youngho Seo, PhD
  • Renuka Sriram, PhD
  • Ryan Tang
  • Henry VanBrocklin, PhD
  • Pavithra Viswanath, PhD
  • Duan Xu, PhD
  • Mabel Zelaya

Residency Clinical Competency Committee (Residency CCC)

Purpose/Aims: As part of the ACGME Milestones Project, we are required to form this committee as the main governing body to officially evaluate all residents twice per year. The responsibility of the members of the CCC will be to make a consensus decision on the progressive resident performance on achievement of the specialty-specific Milestones for each individual resident. The Clinical Competency Committee will advise the Program Director regarding each resident’s progress and offer any recommendations as needed. A benefit of the CCC approach is that it will offer the resident evaluation process the insight and perspectives of a group of faculty members. CCC members will include core faculty members from different subspecialties and different training sites who have the opportunity to observe and evaluate residents.

Number of meetings held: Committee meetings are held semi-annually. Each meeting takes approximately 2 hours and is held virtually. Committee meetings occur every 6 months, in the winter and summer. CCC Members serve for 2 academic years starting July 1 and ending June 30th.

  • Rina Patel, MD (Chair)
  • Matt Barkovich, MD
  • Hailey Choi, MD
  • Rita Freimanis, MD
  • Brian Haas, MD
  • Priyanka Jha, MD
  • Kim Kallianos, MD
  • Courtney Lawhn-Heath, MD
  • Joseph Leach, MD
  • Aime Lee, MD
  • Sujal Nanavati, MD
  • Miguel Pampaloni, MD, PhD
  • Mark Sugi, MD

Resident Selection Committee

Purpose/Aims: Residency recruitment committee members play a vital role in the selection process of residency applicants by providing valuable input in generating a strong pool of candidates for interviews who are best qualified to meet the needs, mission, and vision of the residency program.

Responsibilities of recruitment committee members include: 

  • Attend and participate in all meetings scheduled by the Recruitment Committee Chair – September and February 
  • Remain flexible with their schedule to guarantee participation in all meetings and interviews – nine dates in January
  • Assist with developing and carrying out the recruitment plan. 
  • Use the Online Smartsheet objectively to review and score residency applicants for qualifications. 
  • Creates interview questions and forwards them to the Recruitment Committee Chair. 
  • Participates in at least 4 dates of the interviews and provides constructive feedback to the committee as it relates to the candidates qualifications for the residency. 
  • Meets all deadlines set by the chair. 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all committee proceedings, identity of the candidates, and all communications with the candidates.

 Members:

  • Soonmee Cha, MD (Chair)
  • Emmanuel Carrodeguas, MD
  • Hailey Choi, MD
  • Heather Greenwood, MD
  • Ashley Hastings-Robinson, MD
  • Jessica Hayward, MD
  • Masis Isikbay, MD
  • Tatiana Kelil, MD
  • Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD
  • Courtney Lawhn Heath, MD
  • Jared Narvid, MD
  • Mark Sugi, MD
  • Leo Sugrue, MD, PhD
  • Kevin Terashima, MD
  • Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD
  • Mark Wilson, MD
  • Adam Yen, MD

Scientific Steering Committee

Seed Grant Committee

Purpose/Aims: The Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging’s seed grant program is intended to support the initial stages of new research, in preparation for attracting additional funding at a later stage from extramural sources. The Seed Grant Committee reviews applications from department and collaborating faculty submitted online and makes decisions about the number and amount of seed grants to award. The group is chaired by Dr. Michael Evans PhD.

Number of meetings held: The committee meets at least twice a year to review and award seed grants.

  • Michael Evans, PhD (Chair)
  • Rob Flavell, MD, PhD
  • Yan Li, PhD
  • Thomas Link, MD, PhD
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
  • Susanne Mueller, PhD
  • Jared Narvid, MD
  • Sabrina Ronen, PhD
  • Youngho Seo, PhD
  • Dan Vigneron, PhD
  • Jane Wang, MD

Seminar and Presentation Committee

  • Janine Lupo, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Linda Chao, PhD
  • Cindy Cheng
  • Michael Evans, PhD
  • Vickie Feldstein, MD
  • Robert Flavell, MD, PhD
  • Heather Greenwood, MD
  • Courtney Lawhn Heath, MD
  • Yan Li, PhD
  • David Saloner, PhD
  • Henry VanBrocklin, PhD
  • Joseph Vu, PhD
  • Khai Vu, MD
  • Esther Yuh, MD