Drs. Gentry, Kim, and McDermott become fellows of the American College of Radiology

Posted on June 2013

Drs. Lindell Gentry, David Kim and John McDermott became fellows in the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Washington, D.C. at the convocation ceremony at the Annual Meeting of the Chapter Leaders and Council on May 2.

Becoming a fellow of the ACR, according to the organization’s preamble, is “one of the most prestigious formal recognitions available… and symbolizes exceptional achievements in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, or medical physics.” Only 12% of members of the ACR receive this award. Eligibility criteria include at least 10 years of membership and outstanding contributions in service, research and teaching.

Dr. Lindell Gentry has made his mark in head and neck imaging, serving as a leader in this highly specialized field at UW and beyond for the past three decades. Graduating magna cum laude with his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University, Gentry went on to earn his medical degree at University of Kentucky and completed his residency and fellowship at UW. Gentry has authored over 60 peer reviewed articles, presented over 100 scientific exhibits and continuously mentors residents, fellows, and post-docs.

Dr. David Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned both his undergraduate and medical degree. Kim completed his residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Abdominal Imaging. Recently, Dr. Kim has received international recognition for his contributions to research on virtual “CT” colonography. He also serves as the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Radiology.

Dr. John McDermott earned his B.A. at UW, and completed his medical degree, residency and fellowship here as well. McDermott has coauthored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including academic focus on portal hypertension, hepatic oncology, and uterine artery embolization. He is also currently a fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology, and in 2006 was voted one of the “Best Doctors in America” by his peers and the National Coalition on Health Care. He has shaped the clinical practice of countless UW residents and fellows over his career at UW through educational efforts and mentorship.

Receiving a fellowship with the ACR demonstrates an “excellent professional and community reputation… [with] achievements well above and beyond a typical academic faculty member.” We congratulate Drs. Gentry, Kim, and McDermott on their outstanding contributions that have shaped UW’s Department of Radiology into the internationally recognized department it is today.