Donor Spotlights

Thank you to these contributors whose outstanding generosity to The Roentgen Fund® supports the future of radiology.

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD

I support The Roentgen Fund, along with the educational activities of the American Roentgen Ray Society, in its mission to ensure that we continue to have a vibrant, thriving, and engaged community of creative and talented radiologists. The future of radiology depends upon the young, and The Roentgen Fund is helping to create that future through its scholarship programs and other activities. It is an honor and privilege to assist in this critical objective!

Richard Duszak, Jr., MD

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Warren Buffett’s quote is highly relevant to radiologists. Our specialty is arguably one of the most impactful of all. That success is the direct result of the work and innovation of visionary radiologists who have gone before us.

The Roentgen Fund supports today’s educators and researchers—those who will define tomorrow’s radiology. Although we cannot repay those who made radiology so great, we can pay it forward so that future radiologists continue to similarly and impactfully contribute to patient care.

Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD, MS

Support from the American Roentgen Ray Society was transformational in my early career: it gave me the resources to develop skills, build partnerships, and pursue “big picture” goals.

The Roentgen Fund gives us a way to support radiology’s future leaders. We can help our early-career colleagues achieve professional successes, which then advance the specialty of radiology and the care of our patients.

Philip Costello, MD

I contribute to The Roentgen Fund to support young investigators who are likely to facilitate advances in the radiological sciences and result in a positive impact on patient care. The future of our specialty relies on innovations that explore new frontiers in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Currently, disruptions are occurring in the healthcare delivery system in which Radiology plays a pivotal role. It is therefore essential that we support innovations that transform our specialty, while providing investigators with opportunities to establish their careers.

Mark S. Parker, MD

My wife, Cindy, and I are both honored to support the Educational, Scientific and Research goals of the ARRS and its mission to advance excellence in medicine through radiologic imaging. As a radiology resident, the ARRS was the first radiologic society to welcome me to diagnostic radiology and the very first society to give me the opportunity to present my research in a national forum. The ARRS has since afforded me many professional and leadership opportunities to grow, as well as the ability to mentor residents and junior faculty to become tomorrow’s radiologists. It is a privilege to support our society’s advancement of medicine through the science of radiology.

Srini Tridandapani, PhD, MD, MBA

I would like to acknowledge the influence my mentor, Jonathan Rubin, MD PhD, has had on my career in academic radiology. I first met him as a medical student and was fascinated by his command of medical physics and thought of him as a "physicist trapped in a white coat". Later during residency, I realized there was much more to him when I saw him in action as a consummate physician tackling the difficult task of explaining with empathy to a young woman that she had lost her pregnancy. And finally, I saw in him a true mentor when he encouraged me to submit and win an ARRS Resident in Radiology Award; he flew to Florida just before my presentation to support me and flew back home to Michigan right after the presentation. He clearly set the high bar that I have been trying to achieve ever since in all three areas of academic medicine: research, clinical care, and mentorship and service.

Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD

It is my pride and privilege to contribute generously to The Roentgen Fund® in the knowledge that in so doing, I play an active role in supporting and promoting the early careers of radiology researchers and educators, including radiologists-in-training and radiologists in practice, for the greater benefit of our specialty and the patients entrusted to our expert care.

I take this opportunity to recognize one of my earliest mentors, Dr. Richard P. Moser, Jr., former Chairman and Registrar of the Department of Radiologic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Moser strongly encouraged me to become an active member of the American Roentgen Ray Society when I joined his department. This marked the beginning of over three decades of my involvement in the activities of the ARRS, a relationship that exposed me to countless mentors and role models who helped shape and advance my career and accomplishments as a radiologist.