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Johns Hopkins Radiology Wins Medical Imaging Magazine "Cream Of The Crop" Awards - 04/30/2007

Johns Hopkins Radiology Wins Medical Imaging Magazine "Cream Of The Crop" Awards

-- Department Voted #1 in Nation; Elliot K. Fishman, M.D., -- Hopkins Professor of Radiology and Oncology, Voted Top U.S. Radiologist. -- Other Hopkins Radiologists Listed in Top 10
Release Date: April 30, 2007

The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins and one of its faculty, Elliot Fishman, M.D., were ranked the nation’s best by 600 readers of Medical Imaging Magazine in its second annual survey of the specialty field.

Readers of the magazine made the departmental choices based on reputation and information related to equipment, patient care and outcomes, clinical research and staff.  Individual radiologists were judged by their current research, patients care and outcomes, and industry interaction.

“We are delighted with this wonderful recognition,” says Jonathan Lewin, M.D., Martin W. Donner Professor and chair of the Hopkins radiology department.  “It is a testament to our faculty and staff dedication to science, clinical excellence, patient safety and quality improvement.”

Elliot Fishman, M.D., professor of radiology and oncology and director of diagnostic imaging and body CT, was named best radiologist in the United States by the survey. Fishman pioneered the development of 3-D medical imaging and continued his work in this field with Pixar, a spin-off of LucasFilms.  His Web site,, has won numerous awards and is one of the largest medical Web sites in the world, used by more than 50,000 medical professionals each month.

David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and medicine and clinical director of MRI, was voted the seventh best radiologist in the nation. Bluemke helped develop novel MRI and CT techniques for the early diagnosis of several diseases and is currently involved in a national study of 7,000 individuals to identify the earliest manifestations of cardiovascular disease using newly developed imaging methods.

Other survey categories with Hopkins winners include:

Nuclear physician/nuclear medicine researcher
#1 Richard Wahl, M.D., professor of radiology and oncology and director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine/PET
#2 Dean Wong, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology, psychiatry and environmental health

Women’s Imaging Specialist
#5 Nagi Khouri, M.D. (tie), associate professor of radiology and oncology and director of breast imaging
#5 Katarzyna Macura , M.D., Ph.D. (tie), assistant professor of radiology

Imaging Informaticist and PACS/RIS Administrator
#3 James Philbin, Ph.D., director of imaging informatics

#4 M. Robert De Jong Jr., RDMS, RDCS, RVT, radiology technical manager of ultrasound

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