ACR Elects New Officers
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has elected new officers for the year. ACR Chair — Paul Ellenbogen, MD, FACR, of Dallas, was elected chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He has held numerous positions in the ACR, and was vice chair of the Board. Ellenbogen is a senior attending radiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and a partner in Radiology Associates of North Texas. ACR Vice Chair — Bibb Allen, Jr., MD, FACR, was elected by the Board of Chancellors to serve as Vice Chair. Allen is the former chair of the ACR Commission on Economics. He is a diagnostic radiologist in the Birmingham Radiological Group, Birmingham, AL. ACR President — John A. Patti, MD, FACR, of Boston, was elected by the Council to serve as ACR President. Patti is the immediate past chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He is a thoracic radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and serves as faculty at Harvard Medical School. ACR Vice President — Paul A. Larson, MD, FACR was elected by the Council to serve as ACR Vice President. Larson was chair of the ACR Commission on Quality and Safety. He is in private practice as a general radiologist in Oshkosh, WI. The new officers will serve their term from April 2012 to April 2013, and thereafter will be eligible to be re-elected for an additional year.