As the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science continues to expand, we welcome new faculty leaders appointed in the 2019–2020 academic year. They will advance our tripartite mission of delivering the highest quality of patient care, facilitating groundbreaking discoveries and training the next generation of experts in radiology.
Jenny Hoang, M.B.B.S.
Vice Chair of Radiology Enterprise Integration and Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging
Hoang joined Johns Hopkins from the Duke University Health System, where she served in institution leadership roles as the director of head and neck imaging and chair of the Grand Rounds Committee. Hoang graduated with a master’s degree in health science from Duke University in 2017 and will complete the final term of an executive M.B.A. at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business at the end of 2019.
In her new role at Johns Hopkins, Hoang will focus on how to best support faculty members, staff members and systems as the department continues integrating operations and increasing its clinical presence in the community. “I am excited to be part of a health system and department that are embracing change and leading toward creating a truly integrated radiology enterprise across a complex health system,” says Hoang.
Ihab Kamel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Kamel joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2000 and served as the clinical director of MRI since 2008. He has led significant MRI expansion across the entire Johns Hopkins enterprise, including within the Sheikh Zayed Tower, Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building and Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging. He also led several MRI safety initiatives while maintaining high-quality imaging studies and improving patient access. Kamel is recognized globally for his involvement in radiology associations and multidisciplinary clinical work on complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic cases.
In his new role as chair of radiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview, he oversees and coordinates clinical operations while promoting research, education and high-quality patient care. He looks forward to partnering with multiple subspecialties in providing critically needed patient care, with a focus on oncology, rheumatology, trauma and geriatrics services. “I am looking forward to being a part of Johns Hopkins Bayview as we transform and modernize the department and the entire campus,” says Kamel. “Johns Hopkins Bayview is quickly becoming a center of excellence, and I am developing and fostering partnerships with other directors and enterprise leadership to integrate the timely delivery of high-quality care to our patients and our community.”
Haris Sair, M.D.
Division Chief of Neuroradiology
Sair is well-known for his work in functional MRI (fMRI) and interdepartmental collaboration to improve clinical operations and patient safety. He joined Johns Hopkins in 2010 and from 2017–2018 served as interim director of the neuroradiology division. He also serves on the faculty of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, where he is researching how artificial intelligence (AI) can be better utilized through more quantitative approaches to imaging and neuroradiology. “It’s a very exciting time in neuroradiology right now,” he says, “especially with the potential that AI holds to improve imaging diagnostics, workflow and patient outcomes.”
Sair is dedicated to ensuring that neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins remains at the forefront of research developments, clinical expertise and training.
George Sgouros, Ph.D.
Division Chief of Radiological Physics
Sgouros joined Johns Hopkins in 2003 with a research focus on improving radiopharmaceutical therapy by introducing dosimetry and quantitative imaging with an emphasis on alpha-particle therapy. He is widely recognized for his work in this area and has served on numerous committees related to addressing research problems in radiopharmaceutical therapy.
As the new division chief, Sgouros is working to develop a master’s degree program in radiological physics and to establish an integrated, enterprisewide service operations center to provide physics support and quality control for all Johns Hopkins radiology locations. “I also hope to expand the research mission of the division so that members are comfortable bringing quantitative methods and thinking to laboratory-based work and to imaging. This is what physicists excel at,” says Sgouros.
Sheila Sheth, M.D.
Chief of Ultrasound and Associate Division Chief for Diagnostic Imaging
Sheth returned to Johns Hopkins to assume this leadership role after a yearlong appointment at New York University. Sheth, who joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1986, is recognized nationally and internationally as an authority in ultrasound and for her involvement with numerous radiological society committees.
Her research interests include improving management of thyroid nodules by implementing standardized reporting and management guidelines through close participation with the ultrasound clinical educator. “I am looking forward to leading the effort to harmonize ultrasound services throughout the enterprise and to offering cutting-edge ultrasound technology, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound and elastography, to our patients,” she says.
As the associate division chief for diagnostic imaging, Sheth is committed to developing a strong mentorship program to help junior faculty members achieve their goals in their academic endeavors.
Aylin Tekes, M.D.
Division Chief of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology
Tekes is internationally known for her expertise in neonatal neuroimaging, vascular anomalies and congenital malformations.
She has been a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 2008. She served as deputy director of the division since 2015 and director for the Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship since 2016.
Tekes works closely with the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and is co-director of the neuro-neonatal ICU and neuro-pediatric ICU programs. She focuses on systems-based solutions in clinical operations, such as the work she has done for radiation-free imaging of hydrocephalus in children. She believes clinical excellence is in the front line of our mission, and promotes multidisciplinary conferences and one-on-one consultations. “We set the example,” she says, “with the best pediatric radiology services available in large integrated health care systems such as Johns Hopkins.”