I want to thank Dr. Charles Stepherson for his service to our Department as Vice Chair for Community Radiology. Dr. Stepherson has contributed in so many ways to our missions of outstanding clinical care, excellence in education, and outreach to support our implementation of the Wisconsin Idea during his five years of service to our Department. In addition, before his official role as Vice Chair, Dr. Stepherson served for many years as the leader of our physician recruitment efforts within the community radiology section, and was responsible for recruiting and developing an outstanding team of physicians. Charles will remain on our faculty and focus his attention on his clinical practice alone, absent specific administrative duties. In addition, we have restructured Charles’ clinical responsibilities so that he can pursue one of his many passions; clinical molecular imaging. Dr. Stepherson will be spending an estimated 20% of his clinical time within the UW Section of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
I’m pleased to announce that I have appointed Dr. Frank Thornton as Vice Chair of Community and Outreach Radiology. Dr. Thornton is well known to many throughout the Department, having completed his fellowship in MRI at UW in 2003. Frank joined our faculty in 2003 and has served in the Thoracic, Cardiovascular, and Community Radiology Sections. Dr. Thornton is highly regarded for his ability to leverage his background as a surgeon and radiologist to advance our clinical mission through outstanding clinical care. A strong supporter of our outreach effort, Dr. Thornton will be charged with representing our Community Radiology activities in the broader Department, as well as promoting our outreach efforts. Dr. Thornton will be assisted by Dr. Lynn Broderick, who will be taking on greater responsibilities for clinical operations within the Community Radiology section, and Dr. Newrhee Kim, who will be continuing in his role as Medical Director of Radiology for Meriter hospital and expanding his involvement in our outreach effort.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Stepherson for his service, and welcoming Drs. Thornton, Broderick, and Kim to their new roles!
Thomas M. Grist, M.D., FACR
John Juhl Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, and Biomedical Engineering
Chair, Department of Radiology