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RSNA Press Release

Maheen Rajput, M.D., Travels to Indonesia through International Education Program
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Released: April 25, 2017

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Maheen Rajput, M.D.
Maheen Rajput, M.D.

OAK BROOK, Ill. (April 25, 2017) — Radiologist Maheen Rajput, M.D., will bring her medical expertise to Indonesia 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. Rajput, clinical associate professor of radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as she embarks April 30 on the 10-day trip. She will spend her 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.

“This program is important to me because I want to share and exchange fundamental and innovative ideas in radiology,” Dr. Rajput said. “Teaching is an important mission for me and I see this as a wonderful opportunity to teach residents and peers in other countries what I have learned thus far in my career. Just as important is to learn from my international colleagues what motivates them every day in their chosen career and how it impacts patients and global healthcare.”

Dr. Rajput will be accompanied by Robert M. Steiner, M.D., from Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, Pa., and Athanasios D. Gouliamos, M.D., Ph.D., from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece.

Dr. Rajput will spend her trip visiting hospitals in Central Jakarta, Makassar and Yogyakarta. She will conclude her trip lecturing at the Indonesian Society of Radiology’s annual scientific meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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 over 54,600 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)