President

Laura Vallow, MD

Dr. Laura Vallow is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Vallow earned her medical degree at Loyola Medical School in Chicago Illinois followed by Radiation Oncology Residency at RUSH University in Chicago. She joined the Mayo Clinic Florida Department of Radiation Oncology as a consultant in 2001. She has a passion for education and serves as the Mayo Clinic Florida Radiation Oncology Program Director since 2015 and is recognized as a Fellow in the Mayo Clinic Academy of Education Excellence. She serves on the breast certifying exam committee for the ABR. Her clinical work focuses on the use of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer and in this role is a member of the Southeast Cancer Coordinating Committee and the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Breast Clinic Governance Council. As a member of ASTRO she has served on various committees including the committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Research interests include breast cancer clinical trial development as well as optimization of treatment planning and delivery. She is a member of both the NRG and Alliance Clinical Trial Groups. She has served on the FRS board since 2015 as well as Councilor and Alternate Councilor for the ACR. Her goal in serving as leadership on the FRS is to encourage and support the radiation oncology community involvement within FRS.

 

 

President-Elect

Juan Batlle, MD

Dr. Juan Carlos Batlle was born and raised in Miami, FL. For over a decade he has been a cardiothoracic and musculoskeletal radiologist for Radiology Associates of South Florida, serving Baptist Health South Florida. He is an Associate Professor at FIU College of Medicine and Chief of Radiology at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, the orthopedic partner to most of South Florida’s sports teams. He has served the ACR in various roles–as course director for the Cardiac MRI Education Center course, as CT accreditor, as member of Appropriateness Criteria panels, and currently on the ACR Informatics Commission. Dr. Batlle was the program chair for the 2019 FRS Annual Meeting. In his free time, he enjoys Ultimate frisbee and crossword puzzles.

 

 

 

Treasurer

Andrew Bowman, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew Bowman is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Mayo Clinic Florida, where he is the division chair for Hospital and Emergency Radiology. He received his medical and graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, before completing his Diagnostic Radiology residency and Cross-sectional Imaging fellowship at Mayo Clinic Florida. He specializes in abdominal and cardiac imaging as well as image-guided procedures. He is his department quality chair, a magnetic resonance medical director, and an associate program director for the Mayo Clinic Florida Diagnostic Radiology residency program. He has served on the FRS board since 2014 and has been a Councilor and Alternate Councilor for the ACR. He has served on committees for the ACR Annual Meetings in 2021 and 2022 and was the Program Chair for the FRS Annual Meeting in 2021.

 

 

 

 

Secretary

Edem Chen, MD

Edem F Chen, MD, MS, MEng received his undergraduate and graduate Engineering degrees from the University of Florida, Master of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University and Medical Doctorate from the University of South Florida. His internship and radiology residency were completed at Mayo Clinic and his fellowship in MR imaging specializing in Body, MSK and Neuro was completed at the University of Maryland.

Dr Chen has worked and lead in many radiology environments including outpatient imaging, inpatient Level 1 trauma, community-based hospitals, private-equity, private-practice and Hospital-employed. He recently completed his duties as one of five Chiefs of Staff within the Orlando Health system, while serving the majority of this medical staff leadership during the COVID pandemic. Dr Chen has served on the board of the Florida Radiological Society since 2012 and has been a Councilor and Alternate Councilor for the American College of Radiology. During his time in the FRS, he has served as the liaison for the FRS with RADPAC and FMA. He has a passion and a strong sense of duty to serve the profession.

 

Past-President

Chintan Desai, MD, FACR

Dr Chintan Desai earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Tennessee/Methodist Healthcare. He has actively participated in Florida Radiological Society for over a decade and has held leadership positions in multiple committees at FRS and ACR. He has founded and successfully developed multiple outpatient imaging facilities in multiple states. He has served as a director and consultant to multiple healthcare companies. He is also an advisory board member for a charitable organization that focuses on providing education to the underdeveloped nations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Counsel

Michael M. Raskin, M.D., J.D., FACR

 

 

 

Radiation Oncology Chair

Jennifer Peterson, MD

Dr. Jennifer Peterson is a Consultant in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Peterson joined the staff of Mayo Clinic Florida after completing her residency in radiation oncology at Mayo Clinic in 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Alix Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her clinical interests focus on the management of central nervous system tumors and hematologic malignancies. 

Dr. Peterson has authored many peer-reviewed articles with publications in premiere journals for radiation oncology and neuro-oncology and is active in prospective, collaborative research, serving as co-investigator for multiple industry-sponsored trials. She serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology in the CNS/Peds section and serves as a SAM Reviewer for the ABR’s maintenance of certification program. Dr. Peterson is a board member of the Florida Radiological Society as well as the Radiation Oncology Chair. She serves on the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control, Advisory Council on Radiation Protection and clinically, she has been a recipient of the Patient Experience Award, for exceptional patient care since its inception in 2019.

 

 

 

OUR PURPOSE: The purposes of the Chapter shall be those of the American College of Radiology, advancing the science of radiology, improving radiologic service to patients and the medical community, and studying the economics of radiology; the encouragement of improved and continuing education for radiologists; and the establishment and maintenance of high medical and ethical standards in the practice of radiology.

COUNCILORS:  Juan Batlle, MD; Andrew Bowman, MD;  Marc Camacho, MD, FACR; Joseph Cernigliaro, MD, FACR; Philip Cook, MD, FACR; Chintan Desai, MD, FACR; Nicholas Hatton, MD; Douglas Hornsby, MD, FACR; Rajendra Kedar, MD, FACR; Santo Maimone, MD; Julian Medina, MD; Patricia Mergo, MD, FACR; Jennifer Peterson, MD; Sukhwinder Sandhu, MD; Kurt Scherer, MD; Daniel Singer, MD, FACR; Jeffrey Stone, MD, FACR; Laura Vallow, MD; Paul Wasserman, DO, Dennis Wulfeck, MD, FACR

ALTERNATE COUNCILORS: Joe Accurso, MD, FACR; Amit Agarwal, MD; James Banks, MD; Kimberly Beavers, MD; Daniel Broderick, MD, FACR; Edem Chen, MD; Steven DePrima, MD, FACR; Daryl Eber, MD; Hillary Garner, MD; Jacobo Kirsch, MD, FACR; Tans Lucien Mohammed, MD; Krishna Nallamshetty, MD; Heitor Okanobo, MD; Ravi Ramnath, MD; Michael Raskin, M.D., J.D., FACR; John Rees, MD, FACR; Shyam Sabat, MD; Akash Sharma, MD, FACR; Justin Stowell, MD

Haley Letter, MD – Young Physician Alternate Councilor