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Robert M. Steiner, M.D., Travels to Indonesia through International Education Program

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Released: April 25, 2017

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Robert M. Steiner, M.D.

Robert M. Steiner, M.D.

OAK BROOK, Ill. (April 25, 2017) — Radiologist Robert M. Steiner, M.D., will bring his 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. Steiner, professor of radiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as he embarks April 28 on the 13-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.

“I was thrilled to be asked to represent the RSNA as a member of the international team scheduled to go to Indonesia,” Dr. Steiner said. “This opportunity to interact with our colleagues in Jakarta and in several other venues in Indonesia will certainly provide an opportunity to enrich our professional lives and allow for an interchange with radiologists on a one-to-one basis about their approaches to the practice of diagnostic imaging, the spectrum of diseases in Indonesia and the economics of radiology in both academic and private practice settings.”

“The opportunity to share our experience with imaging trainees in our areas of specialization—in my case, cardiopulmonary radiology—will make the trip an especially rewarding experience,” Dr. Steiner continued. “International outreach and exchange is an important part of the mission of the RSNA, and I am looking forward to participating in this program.”

Dr. Steiner, who is also clinical professor in the department of thoracic medicine and surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., will be accompanied by Athanasios D. Gouliamos, M.D., Ph.D., from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece, and Maheen Rajput, M.D., from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Steiner will spend his trip lecturing at the Indonesian Society of Radiology’s annual scientific meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and visiting hospitals in Central Jakarta, Makassar and Yogyakarta. He will conclude his travels with a visit to Bali.

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. (

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. (