The AJR Reviewer Spotlight recognizes reviewers who recently completed a high-quality review that was helpful to the Editors in rendering a decision for a manuscript. While we are highlighting one reviewer a month in this space, we are indebted to the service of our thousands of reviewers whose time and dedication in reviewing AJR manuscripts are
invaluable in ensuring the rigor and impact of the articles that we publish.
January 2021 — Sonia Gaur
December 2020 — Naveen K. Gowda
Dr. Sonia Gaur is a radiology resident at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to residency, she spent a dedicated year working as part of the NCI Molecular Imaging Program at the National Institutes of Health, researching prostate MRI interpretation and standardization, which has driven an early career interest in this field and in academics. Her additional interests include education, delivering high-value radiology care, and optimizing patient safety, for which she is currently involved in several related efforts at her institution.
“During my training, AJR has been a go-to source for high quality information that informs clinical practice! I enjoy reading the diverse selection of original research, and the review articles have largely contributed to my radiology education.”
November 2020 — Yong Bradley
Dr. Naveen K. Gowda is Chief of Radiology at St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN. He has been an
interventional radiologist since 2013. Dr. Gowda completed his nuclear medicine residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in India, and his diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Minnesota. He has completed fellowships in interventional radiology and thoracoabdominal radiology at the University of Minnesota. In addition to radiology, Dr. Gowda’s has interests in programming and web development.
“The AJR articles are of very high quality and practical for both academic and private practice radiologists. Reviewing AJR articles helps me convey the challenges and opportunities about the manuscript from a community/private practice radiologist’s perspective.”
October 2020 — Leah Lin
Dr. Yong Bradley is a Professor of Radiology in the Molecular Imaging section at University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville (UTMCK). Dr. Bradley finished his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center and fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has served as Nuclear Medicine Fellowship program director and Chairman of Radiology at Brooke Army Medical Center. After retiring from the military, Dr. Bradley served as Chief of Molecular Imaging at UTMCK for nearly 10 years. He now works part-time doing what he loves, Molecular Imaging and teaching residents.
“For nearly 30 years, I have relied on AJR to provide me the indispensable information for the best care of patients in all settings, whether academic or private practice. Reading the AJR has always delivered the highest ratio of radiology practice value per time spent in literature.”
September 2020 — Simon Kao
Dr. Leah Muhm Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Cardiothoracic Division of the Department of Radiology at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC). She is the Director of the USC Lung Cancer Screening program, Director of the USC Cardiothoracic Imaging and Intervention Fellowship, and the Associate Chief of the Cardiothoracic Radiology Division. Dr. Lin completed her cardiothoracic radiology and intervention fellowship at USC where she developed her academic interests in research and teaching. Her interests include lung cancer and lung cancer screening, she speaks at national conferences, and she has a passion for teaching and mentorship.
“Reviewing articles for AJR has taught me a lot about manuscript writing and keeps me up to date about hot topics in cardiothoracic radiology and other radiology subspecialties. I look forward to each review, and I encourage my trainees to read AJR and become involved in the radiology community.”
August 2020 — Cristy French
Dr. Simon Kao is a professor of Radiology (Pediatric) at the University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa. He was trained in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the USA with specialization in Pediatric Imaging. Dr. Kao has special interest in the use of ultrasound, CT, and MRI in imaging children. He was one of the Four editors of the two-volume Imaging Children. Dr. Kao has been a fellow of the American College of Radiology since 2004. He served on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the AJR in Pediatric Radiology (1998-2005) and has been reviewing manuscripts for AJR since 1996.
“AJR has been one of my favorite journals to read since my residency. I have been promoting this journal to all my trainees, residents, and fellows.”
July 2020 — Melissa Davis
Dr. Cristy French is an Associate Professor in the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is the Director of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound as well as the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Director. Dr. French completed her residency at Penn State and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin where she developed her primary academic interest of musculoskeletal ultrasound. She delivers educational lectures in musculoskeletal ultrasound (ARRS, AIUM) and facilitates hands-on instructional sessions at musculoskeletal ultrasound training courses (AIUM, MTMI). She also serves as an officer in the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Musculoskeletal Executive Planning Committee.
“I frequently refer my trainees to innovative research studies as well as practical review articles published in AJR. We appreciate the “Journal Club” series for academic pursuits, but I enjoy introducing AJR as an educational tool that can be utilized throughout their academic or private practice radiology career.”
June 2020 — David Gruen
Dr. Melissa Davis will soon be joining Emory Radiology as an Assistant Professor. She has focused her professional and academic areas of interests in organizational change and innovation within the healthcare space. As a physician, her core objective is to serve the needs of the patient. To wholly serve the patient requires more than the interaction at the point of care, but rather creating and functioning within a system built to support the patient and providers. This has driven the early focus in her career on operational workflows and improving quality within the inpatient and ambulatory spaces through innovative approaches and new technologies.
May 2020 — Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan
Dr. David Gruen is the Chief Medical Officer for Imaging at IBM Watson Health and member of Jefferson Radiology in Connecticut specializing in breast and body imaging, informatics and AI. He has served as the director of major women’s imaging and breast care programs. Dr. Gruen completed his undergraduate and Medical Degrees at Cornell, his radiology residency at New York-Cornell, fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and MBA at the University of Massachusetts. He is an ACR fellow, serves on several ACR commissions, is an ACR mammography and stereotactic biopsy and NAPBC program reviewer; and has served on the boards of Komen Connecticut and The Breast Cancer Alliance.
“For as long as I’ve been practicing, AJR has been my go-to source for the most up-to-date, yet relevant, timely, non-esoteric, and practical scientific data that I can use to improve clinical care in a measurable way.”
Dr. Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan is the Director of Computed Tomography and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Abdominal Imaging at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her main area of interest includes spectral CT technologies, with a focus on clinical implementation and workflow. She is particularly interested in making dual energy and spectral CT accessible and less intimidating to radiologists.
“I enjoy AJR because of its diverse content and high quality scientific and educational manuscripts. I'm a fan of the “Best Practices” articles and the journal's appeal to academic and private practice radiologists alike. The abundance of SACME articles in AJR doesn’t hurt either!”