The members of our Editorial Advisory Board are prominent physicians, researchers and/or industry experts who provide the AXIS editorial team with insight into the latest trends and developments in diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT.

Leonard Berlin, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology, Rush University and University of Illinois
Affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Skokie Hospital

An eminent radiologist who has been practicing and teaching for more than 50 years, Dr. Berlin has authored more than 400 articles on issues surrounding ethics, malpractice, and physician liability. His service to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the profession includes membership on countless ACR committees, both at the local and national levels. His speaking engagements around the world have established him as an expert in medical malpractice; he has spoken to radiology practices and professional society meetings on this important topic hundreds of times. Dr. Berlin is the recipient of the Gold Medals for Distinguished Service to Radiology from the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Chicago Radiology Society.

William Boonn, MD
President and CEO of Montage Healthcare Solutions
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Boonn is the President and CEO of Montage Healthcare Solutions as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was Chief of 3D and Advanced Imaging, Associate Director of Imaging Informatics, and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency and cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and an additional Imaging Informatics fellowship at the University of Maryland. Dr. Boonn is actively involved in the radiology informatics community, holding chair and committee positions with the Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology. Dr. Boonn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. Dr. Boonn is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for Montage Healthcare.

Paul J. Chang, M.D., FSIIM
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Radiology Informatics
Medical Director, Pathology Informatics
University of Chicago School of Medicine
He is also…
Medical Director, Enterprise Imaging
Medical Director, SOA Infrastructure
University of Chicago Hospitals

A thought-leader in radiology informatics technology, Dr. Chang is a sought-after speaker who presents at all of the key industry events such as Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition to being a board-certified radiologist, he is also the co-founder of Stentor (a PACS system acquired by Philips Healthcare.) His research interests include: Informatics, PACS, image distribution, workflow models, teleradiology, telepathology, telemedicine, workstation design, SOA, extreme programming, distributed object software development.

Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD
Vice Chairman of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dreyer is Vice Chairman of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He is ABR board certified in diagnostic radiology with a BS in Mathematics, MS in Image Processing, PhD in Computer Science and medical fellowships in Imaging Informatics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging from Harvard University at MGH. Dr. Dreyer holds numerous board, chair, advisory and committee positions with the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine and numerous global healthcare corporations. He has authored hundreds of scientific papers, presentations, chapters, articles and books; lecturing worldwide on digital imaging standards, medical informatics, image sharing, clinical language understudying, clinical decision support, meaningful use and various electronic health record initiatives.

Cherrill Farnsworth
President and CEO
Cherrill Farnsworth is an influential national expert on changing healthcare regulations. Farnsworth regularly advocates radiology management and reform before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other congressional and regulatory bodies. KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst & Young have awarded her their prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has named her “Most Influential in Specialty Health.” Farnsworth sits on several boards, including that of the American Association of PPOs, and Vital Decisions. Further, she is active in Women Business Leaders in Health Care. Farnsworth has led HealthHelp to listing by Inc. as one of the nation’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies for eight years since 2000.

Sanjay Jain, MD, MBA
Radiologist, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Consultant
Sanjay Jain, M.D. is an accomplished medical doctor, life peak performance expert, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. He is a former assistant professor at The Ohio State University where he also obtained his MBA at the Fisher School of Business. He has served on numerous committees at every level of his professional career. He is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Sports Medicine, and American College of Forensic Medicine, American Association of Integrative Medicine, and American Institute for Healthcare Quality. He has diversified experience in the private practice, academic, and HMO settings. His self-improvement book, Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision, was published by Greenleaf Books in February 2014 and has become a New York Times Best Seller.

Alan D. Kaye, MD, FACR
Managing Member, Advanced Radiology Consultants, LLC
Dr. Kaye is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Bridgeport (CT) Hospital, where he is also a former Chief, Section of Body Imaging. He is a graduate of Harvard University and University of Connecticut Medical School. He received his radiology training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has authored numerous papers and articles in the field of medical imaging, is the author of over 40 scientific publications and over 50 presentations. His clinical specialties include CT, ultrasound, and MRI. Dr. Kaye is a recognized expert in administrative aspects of radiology, has chaired national medical meetings, and served as a consultant to numerous companies and publications. He has been a leader in the American College of Radiology as Speaker of the College and is currently a member of the Board of Chancellors and several Commissions: Economics, Government Relations, Information Technology – and the Future Trends Committee.  He serves as Legislative Chairman of the Radiological Society of Connecticut, and has received the honor of Fellowship in the College.

James Polfreman
Chief Executive Officer
Solis Mammography

Prior to accepting the position of Chief Executive Officer at Solis, James served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Retail Healthcare Business from 2004-2011. He was responsible for all business aspects of 28 outpatient imaging centers, 27 physical therapy centers, 20 ambulatory surgical centers, and 37 outreach lab facilities. Earlier in his career, James held the position of Vice President of Operations for River Oaks Imaging and Diagnostics located in Houston, Texas from 2001-2003. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering from the University of Natal in South Africa. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Bauer College at the University of Houston.

Steven R. Renard, MBA, CHE
President & CEO
Diagnostic Radiology & Oncology Services, LLC
Chairman and CEO, TeleMed2U
Renard serves as The Telemedicine Group’s (Telemed2U) chairman and CEO with oversight of corporate strategy and product development. Telemed2U is one of the largest privately held multli-specialty telemedicine companies. Renard has more than 20 years of healthcare experience in site development, operations, mergers and acquisitions and finance. Renard also founded and is president and CEO of Diagnostic Radiology & Oncology Services (DRS), a California-based management and consulting firm. He serves on the boards of multiple healthcare companies and is a chief advisor to both Rely Radiology, a leading national teleradiology subsidiary of Trident Heath System and to Frazier Healthcare, a leading national provider of venture capital to high growth and emerging healthcare companies. Prior to DRS, Renard co-founded and was president and COO at Liberty Pacific Medical Imaging, a multi-facility medical imaging company. Before that he was regional vice president at Comprehensive Medical Imaging, a subsidiary of Cardinal Health, Inc. Renard holds a master’s degree in business administration and is a member of American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Radiology Business Managers Association (RBMA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA), American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA), and American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO).

Samir S. Shah, MD
Medical Director
Virtual Radiologic

Dr. Shah is a board certified diagnostic radiologist who completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Afterwards, he went on to complete a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Northwestern University. He also earned a Masters of Medical Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Prior to joining Virtual Radiologic (vRad), Dr. Shah spent time in private practice and then joined NightHawk Radiology, serving as a Medical Director. He has won multiple awards for his research in radiology, has authored many scientific articles in the radiology literature, and has served on national radiology committees/organizations.

Teri Yates, Founder and Principal Consultant
Accountable Radiology Advisors

Yates is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of professional experience in the health care industry and 16 years as a senior manager in radiology. She has worked in the outpatient imaging, radiation oncology, hospital radiology, and physician practice spaces. Yates has spent the last several years working with hospitals and radiologists to achieve radiology care that is faster, safer and more effective. She is one of the country’s leading experts on radiology peer review and is a frequent presenter on the need for standardized performance assessment in radiology. Her areas of interest are outpatient imaging, women’s imaging, hospital-physician alignment, compliance, quality improvement, risk management and just culture.