Albert L. Blumberg, MD, FACR, chair of the department of radiation oncology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, is the new president of the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Blumberg was elected at the 90th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. At the same time, Geoffrey G. Smith, MD, FACR, of Casper, WY, was elected ACR vice president; Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, of Atlanta, GA, was elected to a two-year term as Council Speaker; and William T. Herrington, MD, FACR, of Athens, GA, was elected to a two-year term Council Vice-Speaker.
Blumberg is a fellow of the ACR, serves on the ACR Executive Council, and is immediate past-chair of the ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology. He practices radiation oncologist with Radiation Oncology HealthCare PA.
Along with his ACR positions, Blumberg is a past president of the Baltimore County Medical Society, MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, and Smoke Free Maryland. He is a board member of the Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society and a past board member of GBMC Health Care Inc. In addition, he is a former vice chair of the Maryland Council on Cancer Control.
“Dr. Blumberg has shown outstanding leadership in every role in which he has served within the ACR and elsewhere in medicine. He is a longtime advocate of the radiology profession and a nationally recognized expert in radiation oncology. We look forward to his continued leadership as president of the ACR,” said ACR Board of Chancellors Chair, Paul H. Ellenbogen, MD, FACR, in the ACR statement.