Matthew A. Mauro, MD, was named chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors at the society’s virtual annual meeting.

Mauro is president of University of North Carolina (UNC) Faculty Physicians and senior executive of Revenue Cycle, UNC Health Care. Mauro holds the Ernest H. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Radiology and is a professor of surgery. He has been a faculty member at UNC since 1982.

Mauro received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1977. He completed his residency training in 1980 at UNC School of Medicine and was chief resident during his last year. Between 1980 and 1982, Mauro completed fellowships in diagnostic and vascular radiology at UNC and abdominal and interventional radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

As RSNA chair, Mauro will lead the board in advancing patient care through educational programs, supporting scientific discovery through the Research & Education (R&E) Foundation and providing the premier forum for scientific dissemination.

“Our goal for the coming year is to evolve and innovate our scientific and educational platforms to solidify RSNA’s position as radiology’s preeminent organization in radiologic sciences,” Mauro says. “We find ourselves in an environment with new demands and requirements on the manner in which we disseminate and transmit information. It is a distinct honor to be named chair of the RSNA Board of Directors.”

A prolific researcher, Mauro has published over 150 journal articles and numerous book chapters. He has co-authored five books. His textbook, Image-Guided Interventions, serves as a standard reference in the field. Mauro has given dozens of scientific research presentations nationally and internationally and has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor at over 200 institutions and meetings worldwide. He has served as principal or co-investigator on numerous funded grants, including several grants focused on diagnostic atherosclerosis imaging and treatment of complex pathology of the descending thoracic aorta.

Mauro has worked extensively with the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), where he was on the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000, serving as president during his last year. With SIR, he served on the Executive Council from 1994 to 2000 and again from 2002 to 2006, the Scientific Program Committee from 2000 to 2002, the Steering Committee World Conference on Interventional Oncology in 2005, and many other positions and committees between 1992 and 2006.

A dedicated RSNA volunteer, Mauro served on the Scientific Program Committee beginning in 2005, and as chair from 2009 to 2013. He served on the Public Information Advisors Network from 2002 to 2011. Mauro is a regular faculty member for annual meeting educational courses and was the associate editor of Radiology from 2002 to 2007. He has served on the R&E Foundation Public Relations Committee and the Corporate Giving Subcommittee, and as an R&E Foundation grant reviewer. Mauro has been on the RSNA Board of Directors since 2015,