Mary C. Mahoney, MD, was named chair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the society’s annual meeting in Chicago. Mahoney is the Benjamin Felson Endowed Chair and Professor of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. Since 2016, Mahoney has been chief of imaging services at UC Health in Cincinnati and is on the medical staff of several Cincinnati area institutions, including UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital in West Chester, Ohio.
After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University in 1979, Mahoney received her medical degree in 1983 from UC College of Medicine, and is a member of its honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency—serving as chief resident from 1987-1988, followed by a fellowship—at UC Medical Center.
As chair, Mahoney will lead the board in its continued focus on presenting the leading radiology research, education and technologies to meet the changing needs of RSNA members and to improve patient care.
“I am honored and excited to be named chair of the RSNA Board of Directors,” Mahoney says. “This is a critical time for our profession’s future, and RSNA has already embarked upon leading key initiatives to ensure radiology’s indispensable position in improving patient care. I look forward to overseeing the society’s strategic expansion as we continue to meet the needs of our members.”
Mahoney has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book chapters and has co-authored two books with an emphasis on breast imaging. She has served as a principal or co-investigator on numerous funded grants, including several focused on imaging modalities and biopsy. Mahoney has given many scientific research presentations nationally and internationally, and has been an invited lecturer at over 280 institutions and meetings worldwide.
Over the years, Mahoney has served RSNA in many capacities. She was the scientific session presiding officer from 2003 to 2009. She has served on many committees, including the Research and Education (R&E) Foundation Public Relations Committee and the Public Information Advisors Network. She has chaired the Public Information Committee, Patient-Centered Radiology Steering Committee and the Radiology Editor Search Committee. She joined the RSNA board in 2014.
Moreover, Mahoney has held committee or leadership positions in a number of other organizations, including the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American Roentgen Ray Society. She served on the ABR Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2015 and the ABR Board of Governors from 2015 to 2018 and currently serves on the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors. Mahoney is a fellow of both ACR and SBI and is a member of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments.