RSNA Press Release

David M. Yousem, 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 David M. Yousem, M.D., from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSOM), will bring his 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. Yousem, director of neuroradiology at JHSOM, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as he embarks April 2 on the 12-day trip. He will spend his 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.

"It is a great honor to represent the RSNA and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on this trip to Malaysia," Dr. Yousem said. "While the exchange of knowledge is certainly an important component of the program, the more valuable benefit is the establishment of relationships and communication channels between physicians of different parts of the world. I look forward to the long-term benefits of research collaborations, lifelong friendships and global understanding that this visit will enable."

Dr. Yousem, who is also vice chairman of program development for the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at JHSOM, is accompanied by Andrea S. Doria, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and John P. McGahan, M.D., from University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

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