Dr. Coleman Elected President of the American College of Radiology

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently elected Beverly G. Coleman, MD, FACR, an internationally renowned radiologist and ultrasound expert as its president at the ACR annual meeting held May 15-19, 2021. Dr. Coleman is the first Black to be elected president in the ACR’s 100-year history.

Beverly G. Coleman, MD, FACR Beverly G. Coleman, MD, FACR “There is no greater accomplishment in my very lengthy academic radiology career than the ascension to the position of President of the American College of Radiology,” said Dr. Coleman. “I am proud to take this historic step and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at ACR to make radiologic care better for those we serve.”

Dr. Coleman is a board-certified radiologist specializing in prenatal imaging and the first Director of the Division of Fetal Imaging in the Department of Radiology and at the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is the inaugural holder of the Beverly Gilbert Coleman Endowed Chair in Fetal Imaging and serves as Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

“On behalf of the entire CHOP team, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Dr. Coleman,” said N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM, FACS, FAAP, Surgeon-in-Chief at CHOP and founder and Director of the CFDT. “She approaches every patient with care, providing families with facts and guidance that allow them to make well-informed decisions. She is the best fetal sonography physician in the world, and you can take her prenatal diagnoses to the bank. This is an incredible and well-deserved honor, and we are proud to work alongside her every day.”

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD, FTM&P, FSAR, FESUR, Radiologist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Radiology at CHOP, added: “Dr. Coleman’s outstanding leadership has set the standard – both here at CHOP and in the field – and she consistently seeks new ways to advance body imaging methods so clinicians can better plan treatment for our patients.”

Dr. Coleman has been an active member of ACR for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of roles including Board of Chancellors member, chair of the ACR Ultrasound Commission, and ACR liaison to the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Board of Governors. She is a current fellow and former president of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and served as chair of the National Medical Association Section on Radiology and Radiation Oncology. Coleman also is a member of the American Association of Women Radiologists.

“Dr. Coleman is an inspiring leader who has served with distinction in her many ACR, academic and professional roles,” said William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, FACR, Chief Executive Officer of the ACR. “We look forward to her continued exemplary leadership in her role as ACR president.”

Dr. Coleman earned her medical degree from Harvard University, and completed a residency in radiology, followed by a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has more than three decades of experience and has worked with the CFDT at CHOP since it opened in 1995.

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