Philip Costello, MD, Named 2018-2019 ARRS President

Leesburg, VA, April 24, 2018—Philip Costello, MD, became the 118th president of the American Roentgen Ray Society at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting this week in Washington, DC. He succeeds Bernard F. King, MD, who served as ARRS President from 2017 to 2018.

Other officers beginning their 2018-2019 terms at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting are: Ruth C. Carlos, MD, President-Elect; Alexander Norbash, MD, Vice President; and Jonathan Kruskal, MD, PhD, Secretary-Treasurer.

Costello currently serves as Chief of the Radiology Integrated Center for Comprehensive Excellence (ICCE) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), located in Charleston, SC. He joined MUSC in 2004 as professor and chairman of radiology. His clinical research endeavors have focused on cardio-pulmonary imaging. MUSC Radiology has become both nationally and internationally recognized as a strong academic program.

Following medical school and house physician positions at Westminster Medical School in London, Costello began his North American career in radiology at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is board certified in radiology and nuclear medicine, practicing for many years at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was director of computed tomography and thoracic imaging at Deaconess Hospital until 1996. During this time he became nationally and internationally known for his research on computed tomography of the body. He established a revolutionary CT research program that pioneered the introduction of this new technology into clinical practice.

In 1996, he was recruited to join the leadership of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, as director of diagnostic radiology, where over a three-year-period he successfully reorganized the hospital’s program. In 1999, he returned to Harvard Medical School as chief of thoracic imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was appointed professor of radiology.

Founded in 1900, ARRS is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States and is an international forum for progress in radiology. The Society's mission is to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology. ARRS achieves its mission through an annual scientific and educational meeting, publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and InPractice magazine, topical symposia and webinars, and print and online educational materials. ARRS is located in Leesburg, VA.