Prof. Moshe Graif is Chairman, Department of Medical Imaging, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. He is Professor of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
1. What are your key areas of interest and research?
Clinical areas: Ultrasound and MRI with research into peripheral nerve imaging.
Management: New technologies and their impact on the practice of radiology.
2. What are the major challenges in your field?
Depersonalisation of the clinical practice. The ‘faceless’ patient and the ‘invisible’ radiologist.
3. What is your top management tip?
First of all choose the right people to work with and to delegate authority. Keep your door and mind open, listen, try to inspire and encourage maximal transparency within the organisation.
4. What would you single out as a career highlight?
Building from scratch a large academically and clinically advanced department of medical imaging.
5. If you had not chosen this career path you would have become a…?
6. What are your personal interests outside of work?
Painting, travelling and reading.
7. Your favourite quote?
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom“ (Isaac Asimov)
Prof. Graif served as Chairman of the Israel Radiological Association (ISRA) from 1999-2011 and became Honorary President in 2012. He is a member of the National Council of Medical Imaging, Ministry of Health, Israel.