RSNA Press Release

Young H. Kim, M.D., Travels to Nepal through International Education Program

Released: February 13, 2012

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

OAK BROOK, Ill. (February 13, 2012) — Radiologist Young H. Kim, M.D., from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, will bring his medical expertise to Nepal 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. Kim, associate professor of radiology and program director of the Abdominal Radiology Fellowship at UMass Memorial Medical Center, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as he embarks February 14 on the 13-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.

"This is a very exciting opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues from different countries to globally share and exchange both experiences and knowledge," Dr. Kim said. "I have always wanted to contribute to the radiological community in the realm of education, and it is an honor for me to participate in this capacity."

Dr. Kim will begin his trip attending the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Congress of Radiology at the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan. In Kathmandu, Dr. Kim will visit the Tribhuvan Teaching Hospital and the National Academy of Medical Sciences. He will conclude his trip visiting the Universal College of Medical Sciences in Bhairahawa. Dr. Kim will be accompanied by Kambiz Motamedi, M.D., of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Anne C. Roberts, M.D., from the University of California, San Diego.

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 48,000 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)