RSNA Press Release

Andrea S. Doria, M.D., Travels to Malaysia through International Education Program

Released: March 29, 2011

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RSNA Media Relations: 1-630-590-7762
Linda Brooks

OAK BROOK, Ill. (March 29, 2011) — Radiologist Andrea S. Doria, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children, will bring her medical expertise to Malaysia 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. Doria, chief of radiology research at The Hospital for Sick Children, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as she embarks April 2 on the 12-day trip. She will spend her visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to members of Malaysian radiology societies and hospital radiology departments.

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 am very grateful to the RSNA for the opportunity to share knowledge about different aspects of pediatric radiology with colleagues in Malaysia, which will certainly be a highlight in my professional and personal life," Dr. Doria said. "This is a unique opportunity for us to become conscious of our value as members of the radiological scientific community, to foster excellence in clinical care for patients by global scientific integration and to advocate for these values."

Dr. Doria, who is also co-director of research and associate professor at University of Toronto, is accompanied by John P. McGahan, M.D., from the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and David M. Yousem, M.D., from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md.

Dr. Doria will visit the University Malaya Medical Center and attend the College of Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting in Kuala Lumpur. In Bangi, Selangor, Dr. Doria will visit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center. The trip will conclude in Kelantan where she will visit Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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.

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RSNA is an association of more than 46,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. 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)