Theresa McLoud, M.D., an associate radiologist-in-chief at 902-bed Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, was named president of the Radiological Society of North America board of directors.
As president, McLoud plans to focus on the needs of the international radiology arena and quality-improvement initiatives, according to a news release.
She is an internationally known lung-disease researcher, and currently serves on the National Cancer Institutes National Lung Cancer Screening Trial advisory committee.
An RSNA member since 1979, McLoud has served on its board since 2001 and chaired the RSNA Scientific Program Committee in 1998. She is also a past president of the Fleischner Society, Society of Thoracic Radiology and the American Roentgen Ray Society. She was awarded the American Association for Women Radiologists Marie Curie Award in 2003.
McLoud graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1964 and received her medical degree from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal. She joined the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1993. -- by Andis Robeznieks