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Dr. Paul Ballman is Head of Leadership Development at Vodafone UK and the author of Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research?  I am principally a practioner in the area of leadership excellence, so that tends to drive my research interest. Much of my consulting work involves psycholgically profiling candidates... Read more

Prof. Laura Oleaga, MD PhD, serves on the ESR Executive Council as chair of the ESR Education Committee. Since 2009, she is the Head of Radiology Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. Also, Prof. Oleaga is Editor for the journals Radiologia, European Radiology and Neuroradiology.  1. What are your key areas of interest and research? During... Read more

Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH is a physician and writer with a professional interest in critical care and end-of-life care. She blogs for the Huffington Post and the New York Times. Her first book, Critical Decisions, a memoir about her professional journey at the intersection of ICU and Palliative Care medicine is due to be published by Avery/ Penguin... Read more

You might say that Silicon Valley's loss is radiology's gain when it comes to Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, who has spent his career on transforming radiology informatics. His research is focused on improving the accuracy and consistency of radiology communication through real-time decision support systems and other information technologies. Langlotz... Read more

Since 1994, Barbara  Riegel has led interdisciplinary research in chronic heart failure. Dr. Riegel has tested various disease management approaches and developed psychometrically sound methods of measuring the self-care of persons with heart failure. Her honours include the Claire M. Fagin Award, the Lembright Award from the American Heart Association,... Read more

Radiation safety is based on the belief that radiation from medical imaging can cause cancer. It is based on the linear no-threshold (LNT) model. But the authors of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology contend that risk estimates based on this model "are only theoretical and have never been conclusively demonstrated by empirical... Read more

Maxim Saksonov is a radiologist at Rabin Beilinson Medical Center in Israel. His main interest is in interventional radiology.  Dr. Saksonov is also a co-founder of Ambrolia, developer of OLRAD, a mobile social professional network for radiologists enabling easy case-sharing over the smartphone for consultation and educational purposes. 1. What are... Read more

All organisations talk about service, but for healthcare organisations, service is everything. Fostering an exceptional service culture throughout your healthcare organisation can be a challenge, but it can be done.  In my book, Raising the Bar on Service Excellence, I talk about what it takes to get the people within the organisation to this level.... Read more

I recently came across a great article. It was written back in 2001 and was based on data from the 80s and 90s, but still may have something to teach us. Three researchers in Montreal, Danny Miller, John Hardwick and Isabel Le Breton-Miller had done an interesting analysis of management fads since 1985. Their first task was to figure out what constituted... Read more

Taher Shams, a passionate management professional, is responsible for the daily operations and overall management of Zulekha Healthcare Group, including Zulekha Hospitals in the UAE as well as the new Alexis Hospital in India. A gold medallist in marketing and finance, Mr. Taher Shams began his career with the Zulekha Healthcare Group and has grown... Read more

ICUsteps was founded in the UK by 2005 by ex-patients, their relatives and ICU staff to support patients and their families through the long road to recovery from critical illness. ICUsteps is the only support group for people who have been affected by critical illness and has helped many former patients, their relatives and medical staff from organisations... Read more

Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, FACR, is professor of radiology and pediatrics and director of practice quality improvement in radiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves on the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors, completing a 2-year term as the first woman to be elected ACR Council Speaker, and has chaired the ACR national... Read more

The Hippocratic Oath, one of the most famous texts in medicine, and perhaps one of the most famous oaths in any profession, is seen as a rite of passage when qualifying as a physician. It represents a commitment to, and the upholding of, ethical standards in medicine. As a qualified GP I remember the sense of pride in taking the oath, and my firm belief... Read more

Julian Dobranowski is Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging in the Faculty of HealthSciences at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. He is Senior Consultant, Strategic Quality Initiatives, Diagnostic Imaging at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Provincial Lead for the Cancer Imaging Program, Cancer Care Ontario and Clinical Lead... Read more

Dr Michael Nurok is the medical director of the Cardiac-Surgical Intensive Care Unit within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he was instrumental in creating the first Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and served as the unit’s first medical... Read more

Katrine Åhlström Riklund is Professor/chief physician at the Department of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University, Sweden. She is the Programme Director of the Medical School and Assistant Head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. She is the President of the 2016 European Congress of Radiology, which opens in Vienna on 2 March. She also serves on... Read more

Dr. Aseem Malhotra is one of the most outspoken cardiologists in Britain. He is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and has successfully led the campaign against excess sugar consumption. The award-winning NHS cardiologist has successfully motivated leading academics, the media and politicians to make sugar reduction... Read more

Most people don't think much about stethoscopes but the fact is that this tool, so commonly associated with doctors, is at a crossroads. Having been in use for nearly two centuries, the stethoscope is in the midst of a debate with respect to its utility in healthcare.  Over the years, medical technology has advanced to a great extent. The sounds transmitted... Read more

Dr. Sandeep Bansal is a doctor turned entrepreneur. Now CEO of Medic Creations, he works with a team of colleagues on tech solutions that are aimed at improving healthcare and the patient experience. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research? My interest is in improving the global structure of wellbeing, health and social care. I was a GP... Read more

Thomas Ryan, born and raised in Wichita, KS has a BS in biological sciences and his MD/PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his paediatrics residency training, his paediatric cardiology fellowship training and advanced fellowship in Paediatric Heart Failure/Transplant at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His clinical... Read more

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