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    By Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

    Dr. O. Clark West Returns To Alma Mater


    Above: MIR alumnus and trauma imaging expert O. Clark West discusses a patient’s scans with a Mallinckrodt resident.

    Alumnus O. Clark West, MD, FASER, FACR, returned to Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology to deliver the 23rd annual Hyman R. Senturia Memorial Lecture on April 7, 2017.

    West, a professor of diagnostic and interventional imaging, and vice chair of clinical operation and informatics at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, presented “Modern Approach to Analyzing Spinal Trauma.”

    As a member of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) since 1992, he’s held multiple positions within the organization. In 2006, West was named the society’s president and three years later was given its highest honor, the Gold Medal.

    “We chose Dr. West because he is a national leader in emergency radiology and a phenomenal speaker,” says Vincent Mellnick, MD, assistant professor of radiology and chief of MIR’s abdominal imaging section. “His perspective on trauma imaging is even more helpful since he knows our program so well.”

    West has been involved in developing the emergency radiology curriculum for the ASER, the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) and the American Roentgen Ray Society (AARS).

    An expert in emergency and trauma imaging, he has co-authored over 25 abstracts, 34 peer-reviewed articles, and five book chapters. West has made more than 100 presentations throughout the U.S. and across the globe.