James P. Borgstede, MD, has been named president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors at the society’s annual meeting. As president-elect of the RSNA board, Borgstede will support RSNA’s commitment to fostering radiologic research and providing quality education.
Since 2008, Borgstede has served as professor of radiology at University of Colorado in Denver. He is also vice chair of professional services, clinical operations, and quality for the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado. He received his medical degree in 1974 from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and completed his residency in 1978 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
“RSNA provides unparalleled leadership in radiology research and education,” Borgstede says. “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve our specialty and our patients through RSNA. As an RSNA leader, my goals include promotion of innovative education and cutting-edge research for the benefit of our patients and radiologists throughout the world.”
Over the years, Borgstede has been very involved with the RSNA annual meeting. He has delivered scientific presentations and refresher courses, participated in symposiums, and was co-presenter in 2005 of a special focus session, “The Diffusion of Imaging and Peril of Inappropriate Utilization.” At RSNA 2007, Borgstede lectured during the Opening Plenary Session. He has had dozens of articles published and has lectured at more than 120 scientific and educational meetings worldwide.
An RSNA member since 1976, Borgstede was a member of the Quality Committee from 2009 to 2011. He joined the RSNA Board of Directors in 2013 and served as board chair in 2018. Prior to serving as board chair, Borgstede was the board liaison for the International Advisory Committee and the International Radiology Education Committee and was chair of the Board Committee on International Affairs. Borgstede has been active on many committees of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation.
Borgstede has held committee or leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the Colorado Radiological Society (CRS), El Paso County Medical Society, Rocky Mountain Radiological Society and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU). He was president of the International Society of Radiology from 2014 to 2016. He was ACR chairman of the Board of Chancellors from 2004 through 2006 and president from 2006 through 2007. Since his presidency at ACR, he has continued on various ACR committees, including the Committee on International Service, with which he traveled multiple times to Grace Children’s Hospital Port-au-Prince, where he worked as part of the Haiti Radiology Project.
The recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout his career, Borgstede has received the gold medal and the William T. Thorwarth Award for Excellence in Economics and Health Policy from ACR. He received service awards from CRS and was the first CRS gold medalist. He is also a recipient of the University of Colorado Hospital President’s Award for Leadership.