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Alumni Spotlight

John Neil, MD

John Neil, MD  is senior vice president and chief physician executive for HonorHealth, a $1.6-billion health network headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to joining HonorHealth, Neil spent 16 years in clinical practice as a vascular and interventional radiologist at Scottsdale Medical Imaging Ltd. A self-described “lifelong learner,” he has always embraced administrative roles for providing him with the opportunity to “work with exceptionally smart people, continually learn new things, and develop as a professional and a person.” Read more...

Sandra Ruhs, MD

Sandra Ruhs, MD is the director of the women’s imaging department at Diagnostic Imaging Associates in Des Moines, Iowa. The practice’s mammography department has been named one of the “Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence” through the ACR since July 2013. Ruhs, who was instrumental in launching a new multidisciplinary clinic for women’s health in 2017, relishes radiology’s vantage point across the medical spectrum. Read more...

Howard Forman, MD

Howard Forman, MD, MBA is a professor of diagnostic radiology (and vice chair of finance), public health (health policy), economics and management at Yale University. His interest in health policy was sparked during his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and his expertise in the field has taken him to the halls of the U.S. Senate and the White House. Read more...

Michelle Semin, MD

Michelle Semin, MD is director of mammography and in-town account medical director for Advanced Medical Imaging in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has always been single-minded in pursuing her passions, be they attending Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology or seizing every opportunity to travel and take photographs around the world. Read more...

Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD is a professor in residence and chief of breast imaging in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The connections she forged during her residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology remain strong and have brought her back to campus not only to teach — but to learn as well. Read more...

Perry J. Pickhardt, MD

Perry J. Pickhardt, MD is a professor of radiology and chief of gastrointestinal imaging at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. He began publishing widely during his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and remains a prolific researcher, particularly in the field of virtual colonoscopy. Read more...

Sean D. Pierce, MD

Sean D. Pierce, MD is chair of the Department of Radiology at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, and a partner in the Hackensack Radiology Group. As he serves both the physicians and patients at New Jersey’s largest hospital, Pierce draws on lessons he learned during his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Read more...

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD, FACR

Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD, FACR is a professor of radiology and of pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a pediatric radiologist at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). Rigsby serves as vice chair of the medical school’s Department of Radiology and as division head of body imaging. Inspired by the instruction she received at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology during her own residency, Rigsby now uses emerging technology to prepare her own program’s residents for their board exams. Read more...

Richard E. Heller III, MD, MBA

Richard E. Heller III, MD, MBA is a pediatric radiologist in private practice with Radiology Imaging Consultants in Oak Lawn, Ill., and the newly named chair of radiology for Advocate Children’s Hospital, part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health care provider in Illinois. He and his wife, Beth, vice president of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, are passionate about children’s charities (they have two boys: Richard IV, 8, and Julian, 5) and art, and they have found unique ways to express those passions in both their personal and professional lives. Read more...