OAK BROOK, Ill. — Radiologist Vikram S. Dogra, M.D., will bring his medical expertise to Mexico as part of the International Visiting Professor Program offered by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program fosters international relations among radiology societies to assist with medical education in developing and newly developed nations.
Dr. Dogra, professor of diagnostic radiology, urology and biomedical engineering, associate chair of education and research and director of the Division of Ultrasound at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks September 6 on the 10-day trip. He will spend his visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to radiology residents, as well as attending conferences and meetings.
The program is mutually beneficial. The visiting team of radiologists informs local doctors and hospitals about the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. In turn, the visiting professors experience firsthand the obstacles faced by medical professionals in the host countries.
Dr. Dogra, who is also affiliate professor for the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, will be accompanied by Edward Bluth, M.D., from the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, La. He will spend his trip lecturing at the XV Annual Course of Ultrasound organized by the Mexican Society of Radiology and Imaging in Mexico City, as well as visiting several local hospitals and teaching institutions.
The International Visiting Professor Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This trip is supported by Agfa HealthCare.
RSNA is an association of more than 54,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)
The RSNA Committee on International Relations and Education was established in 1986 to advise the RSNA on how the Society might provide international assistance to enhance radiologic education in countries requesting and requiring assistance. RSNA.org/International/CIRE.