OAK BROOK, Ill. (September 9, 2014) — Radiologist Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., from the Michigan State University (MSU) HealthTeam in East Lansing, will bring his medical expertise to Argentina 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. Mukherji, Walter F. Patenge Endowed Chair and professor at MSU, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as he embarks September 12 on the eight-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.
"RSNA is the largest radiology organization in the world, with no boundaries. It is essential that our organization give back to those countries that support us," Dr. Mukherji said. "I am honored to do my small part to represent RSNA to the best of my ability and help the educational mission of our society."
Dr. Mukherji will spend his trip in Buenos Aires, Argentina, visiting Hospital Aleman and, Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires. He will conclude his trip lecturing at the Argentine Congress of Radiology.
Dr. Mukherji, who is also chief medical officer and director of health care delivery at MSU, will be accompanied by Mahesh Shetty, M.D., from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and Stephen Zivin, M.D., from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.
The International Visiting Professor Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This program is supported by Fujifilm Medical Systems.
RSNA is an association of more than 53,000 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)