RSNA Press Release

Johnny U. Monu, M.D., Travels to Russia through International Education Program

Released: March 27, 2013

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

OAK BROOK, Ill. (March 27, 2013) — Radiologist Johnny U. Monu, M.D., will bring his medical expertise to Russia 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. Monu, professor of imaging sciences at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, will be joined by two fellow radiologists as he embarks March 31 on the 10-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.

"The International Visiting Professor Program is a great initiative by the RSNA," Dr. Monu said. "Scientists and researchers from different regions and levels of experience are brought together and afforded the opportunity to swap ideas and thoughts."

Dr. Monu, who is also professor of orthopedics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, will be accompanied by Nafi Aygun, M.D., from Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Md., and Curtis E. Green, M.D., from Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt.

Working with the St. Petersburg Radiology Association, Dr. Monu will attend the Nevsky Radiology Forum in St. Petersburg and conclude his trip at Mariinskaya Hospital.

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 Agfa HealthCare.

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RSNA is an association of more than 51,000 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)

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)