RSNA Press Release

Murali Sundaram, M.D., F.R.C.R., Travels to Mexico through International Education Program

Released: August 30, 2010

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Linda Brooks

OAK BROOK, Ill. (August 30, 2010) — Radiologist Murali Sundaram, M.D., F.R.C.R., professor of radiology at Cleveland Clinic, 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. Sundaram, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks September 5 on the six-day trip. He will spend his visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to members of hospital radiology departments in Mexico.

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 is an opportunity to share knowledge and exchange professional experiences, as much as it is to observe firsthand the practices of radiology in Mexico," Dr. Sundaram said. "I am particularly looking forward to my lecture sessions with trainees and look forward to informal and informative exchanges, as these are often the most memorable aspect of these visits."

Dr. Sundaram is accompanied by Santiago Miro, M.D., from the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Locations of the presentations in Mexico include Hospital General and Hospital Central Militar in Mexico City.

The International Visiting Professors Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This program is supported by Agfa HealthCare.

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RSNA (RSNA.org) is an association of more than 44,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research.

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)