Newswise — Reston, VA — The Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) named E. Stephen Amis Jr., MD, FACR, and Glendon G. Cox, MD, MBA, MHSA, as this year’s Leadership Luminary Award recipients for their exceptional service to the medical specialty.

“Over their professional careers, Drs. Amis and Cox have demonstrated the highest level of leadership, bringing great distinction and honor to the field of radiology,” said Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, RLI chief medical officer. “Radiology has benefitted greatly from these extraordinary leaders and their remarkable achievements,” added the chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Leadership and Practice Development. The RLI, the ACR professional development and leadership program, will recognize the award recipients at this year’s RLI Leadership Summit Sept. 8–11 in Wellesley, Mass.

E. Stephen Amis Jr., MD, FACR, has served as professor and chair of radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, both in New York City, since 1991. Amis, who played a critical role in developing ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, co-founded Image Wisely®, a joint ACR/Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) radiation safety initiative for adults. Amis served as chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, ACR president and chair of the Commission on Quality and Safety. Amis, who most recently completed a three-year term as chair of the ACR Awards and Honors Committee, served as chair of both the Radiology Residency Review Committee and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Council of Review Committees. Retiring from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of active duty as a medical officer, Amis received the Navy’s Legion of Merit award. He has been awarded gold medals by the American College of Radiology and the Society of Uroradiology.

Glendon G. Cox, MD, MBA, MHSA, currently serves as a professor in the departments of radiology and health policy and management at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City. From 2000-08, he served as the vice dean of the school of medicine, overseeing the offices of undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, student affairs, admissions, cultural enhancement and diversity and rural medical education. In 2008, he left the dean's office to become chair of the department of health policy and management and director of the Institute for Community and Public Health. In 2012, he was asked to reprise some of his previous activities as senior associate dean for medical education. Before returning to academic medicine, Cox was a founding partner of Overland Park Radiologists. He maintains interests in the business, legal and management issues surrounding the practice of radiology. His past research includes applications of digital image archiving and communication networks in diagnostic radiology and mathematical modeling of image management networks. This research had a significant impact on the development of picture archiving systems (PACS) that are now used in virtually every radiology department today. The RLI delivers progressive leadership and business management training and offers real-world strategies for radiologists to grow and advance in practice. Its Leadership Summit carries the theme “Creating Personal and Organizational Value.” The RLI Leadership Luminary Award dinner will be held Sept. 9. A related July 28 Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) Tweet Chat will address “Balancing Productivity With Patient-Centered Care.” RLI Leadership Summit overview information is available, along with details about registration, the schedule and related brochure.


About the American College of RadiologyThe American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.

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