RSNA Press Release

James P. Borgstede, M.D., Named Chair of the RSNA Board

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Released: November 29, 2017

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James P. Borgstede, M.D.

James P. Borgstede, M.D.

CHICAGO — James P. Borgstede, M.D., was named chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society's annual meeting in Chicago.

Since 2008, Dr. Borgstede has been professor of radiology at University of Colorado in Denver. He received his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and completed his residency in 1978 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Borgstede is the vice chair of professional services, clinical operations and quality for the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado. He is past president of the International Society of Radiology.

As chair of the RSNA board, Dr. Borgstede is committed to furthering the Society's goals, so members can provide the best care possible for patients.

"The RSNA is a worldwide leader in radiology clinical practice innovation, research and education with visionary goals of integrity, excellence, professionalism, leadership, innovation, service and volunteerism," Dr. Borgstede said. "The RSNA annual meeting is the venue for education and research presentations and for radiologists around the world to meet face to face and discuss issues relevant to the future of our specialty for the benefit of our patients. I am pleased and honored to have been named as chair of the RSNA Board of Directors."

Over the years, Dr. Borgstede has been very involved with the RSNA annual meeting. He has delivered scientific presentations and refresher courses, participated in symposiums, and was co-presenter in 2005 of a special focus session, "The Diffusion of Imaging and Peril of Inappropriate Utilization." At RSNA 2007, Dr. Borgstede lectured during the Opening Plenary Session. He has had dozens of articles published and has lectured at more than 100 scientific and educational meetings worldwide.

From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Borgstede was on the editorial board for the Journal of the American College of Radiology, where he currently serves as a reviewer. Since 2004, he has served on the editorial advisory board for American Family Physician.

An RSNA member since 1976, Dr. Borgstede was a member of the Quality Committee from 2009 to 2011. He joined the RSNA Board of Directors in 2013. He most recently served as the board liaison for the International Advisory Committee and the International Radiology Education Committee, and is chair of the Board Committee on International Affairs. Dr. Borgstede has been active on many committees of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation. He served on the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2014, the Corporate Giving Subcommittee from 2009 to 2012, the Finance Committee from 2012 to 2014, and was chair of the R&E Foundation from 2012 to 2014.

Dr. Borgstede has held committee or leadership positions in a number of organizations, including the Colorado Radiological Society (CRS), El Paso County Medical Society, International Society of Radiology, Rocky Mountain Radiological Society, and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU). He was ACR chairman of the Board of Chancellors from 2004 through 2006 and president from 2006 through 2007. Since his presidency at ACR, he has continued on various ACR committees including the Committee on International Service, with which he traveled multiple times to Grace Children's Hospital Port-au-Prince where he worked as part of the Haiti Radiology Project.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout his career, Dr. Borgstede has received the gold medal and the William T. Thorwarth Award for Excellence in Economics and Health Policy from ACR. He received service awards from CRS and was the first CRS gold medalist. He is a recipient of the University of Colorado Hospital President's Award for Leadership. In 2015, Dr. Borgstede was included in the "Denver Best Doctors 2015-2016" list by the Denver Business Journal. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 2001 to 2006, 2009 to 2012, and in 2016.

Note: Copies of RSNA 2017 news releases and electronic images will be available online at RSNA.org/press17 beginning Monday, Nov. 27.

RSNA is an association of over 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)