Letter from the Chair

April 2, 2015

meltzerDear Colleagues,

Spring is in the air! And so is growth and innovation in Emory Radiology. Two of our Strategic Plan themes focus on optimizing the distribution of resources and standardizing best practices across our health system. These goal areas are central to several ongoing initiatives to guide our continued journey of excellence. 

Emory Radiology extends across seven hospitals and numerous additional academic and clinical units. While taking into account local needs, we strive to optimize our delivery of imaging care in a specialized and consistently high-quality manner. Two exciting new projects in this direction are: 1) Unifying fully subspecialized Emory Breast Imaging Center care across Grady Hospital and Emory Healthcare, including Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital; and 2) Expansion of Emory Emergency Radiology to serve more fully at both Grady and throughout Emory Healthcare. In the first effort, Drs. Michael Cohen (Director, Emory Division of Breast Imaging) and Mimi Newell (Associate Director, Emory Division of Breast Imaging) are working closely with on-site administrative and health care professionals to ensure a smooth transition to a unified breast imaging service across our department. In the latter initiative, Dr. Jamlik-Omari Johnson (Director, Division of Emergency Radiology) is working to expand the strong faculty base of our Emergency Radiology Division to provide high quality in-house 24/7 radiology care; Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital will gain this service effective August 1. 

We are also pleased that Howard Fleishon, MD, who joins Emory on July 1 as Director of the Division of Community Radiology Specialists, is the ideal leader to work across disciplines to ensure coordination across CRS, Emergency Radiology, and other subspecialty services.  

Best always,
Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR
Chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences