2017 Executive Committee

Margaret Szabunio, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington

Dr. Szabunio is Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY. Dr. Szabunio also holds appointments as Chief of Women’s Radiology, and Associate Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center in the University of Kentucky’s Medical Center. Dr Szabunio obtained her MD degree from Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly Hahnemann University Medical School) in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a radiology residency and fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. Prior to being recruited to her current leadership positions at the University of Kentucky in 2010, she spent many years building an impressive career at the University of South Florida, James A. Haley VA Hospital and at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Her list of accomplishments includes Chief, Ultrasound Section at James A. Haley VA Hospital, Department of Radiology, Director, Diagnostic Ultrasound at Moffitt Cancer Center; Director, Breast Imaging; Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship Program; and Director, Breast Imaging Education Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and has served on numerous committees and boards. She has been in constant demand over her career to present, speak or contribute to conferences, symposiums and workshops. Since joining the University of Kentucky, she has been an eager and valued participant in community breast cancer awareness programs. Her unique compassion and devotion to her patients, along with her selfless time spent with residents and fellows sets her apart. Her energy and passion to serve have endeared her to patients and peers alike.

Maria D Kelly MB, BCh, FACR

Dr. Elizabeth Kagan Arleo

Dr. Elizabeth Kagan Arleo is a Board-Certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Radiologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College Campus. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Imaging.

Dr. Arleo is a graduate of Yale College and Yale University Medical School. After an internship year in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, Dr. Arleo completed her Radiology residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the New York- Presbyterian Hospital-Weil Cornell Campus. After staying on for a Fellowship year in Women’s Imaging, she was invited to join the radiology faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Arleo’s clinical expertise is in Breast and Body Imaging and she interprets a variety of studies including mammograms, MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds, and x-rays. For her clinical work, Dr. Arleo was selected by the Department of Radiology for the Distinguished House Staff Award in 2007.

Dr. Arleo’s research focuses on multiple topics in Women’s Imaging, including breast imaging, pelvic ultrasound and MRI. For her research, she has received several research and education awards and grants, and she was one of Aunt.Minnie.com’s semifinal candidates for Most Influential Radiology Researcher of 2013: http://www.auntminnie.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=104248

At the national level, Dr. Arleo is actively involved in the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR), where she is on the Board of Directors, and with the American College of Radiology (ACR), where she is a member of the ACR Commission on Breast Imaging, ACR Commission for Women and General Diversity, and ACR Commission for Human Resources.

Dr. Arleo is the Founder and Director of the Mentorship Program for Women in Radiology at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell, which has been funded by the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) Leadership Fund. She is also the Director of Medical Student Research and Career Development in her institution, and the 2017 recipient of the Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty.

Dr. Lucy B Spalluto

Lucy B. Spalluto, MD is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Spalluto received her medical degree from the University of Virginia. After an internal medicine internship at Cabrini Medical Center in New York, NY, she attended the Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. Her fellowship in Women’s Imaging was completed at Vanderbilt.  Dr. Spalluto’s clinical work focuses on breast imaging and pelvic and obstetric ultrasound.


Dr. Spalluto is actively involved in patient centered research, female faculty development, and teaching residents and medical students.  She is the Co-Director of Vanderbilt’s Women in Radiology initiative and holds a grant from the American Medical Association for “Female Faculty Development in Radiology – Designing and Implementing a Module Based Educational Program.”  She serves on the ACR Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care, the AUR Taskforce on New Models for Research Mentoring, and is a founder of the AAWR Bookclub.

Kristin Kelly Porter, M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging Section
UAB Department of Radiology


Dr. Porter is an Assistant Professor in the Abdominal Imaging Section of the Department of Radiology at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) in Birmingham, AL.  She completed her undergraduate training at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), graduating in 1998. After working for two years as a biologist in Pfizer’s neuroscience drug discovery division in Groton, CT, she returned to the MD/PhD program at Dartmouth College.  She completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2004 and her MD in 2009 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School.  After completing her Radiology residency in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 and the Body and Cardiovascular MRI Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in 2015, she joined their Diagnostic Imaging faculty in the Body Imaging Division at Johns Hopkins until 2016. In 2016 she joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at UAB.
Dr. Porter is certified by the American Board of Radiology. In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the AAWR as secretary, Dr. Porter serves on the Awards Committee for the AAWR.  She is a reviewer for Abdominal Radiology and a question writer for the American College of Radiology (ACR) RADAR2 ultrasound section and for the ACR and ADPR (Association of Program Directors in Radiology) Radexam MR section. Her primary research interests focus on Quantitative MR techniques.  She is a prior Siemens Healthcare/RSNA Research Fellow Grant award recipient and a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellowship recipient.

Susan Johnston Ackerman, M.D
Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Director of Ultrasound

Susan Johnston Ackerman, M.D. is a Professor of Radiology, Vice- Chair for Clinical Affairs in Radiology and Division Director of Ultrasound at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Ackerman received her M.D. from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. After receiving her M.D., Dr. Ackerman did an internship in Internal Medicine at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Ackerman started her residency in Radiology in 1992 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996. Afterwards, she did a fellowship in Women’s Imaging at the University of South Carolina in 1997. She has been a faculty member of the department of Radiology since then.

Dr. Ackerman is certified by the American Board of Radiology. In 2003, she  received the Golden Apple Award for teaching. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Roentgenology, and a contributor for  the American College of Radiology continuous professional improvement module in ultrasound. Dr. Ackerman is an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. She is a member of several scholarly societies including the American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of American Women in Radiology, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is the Principal Investigator of a Multi-Center Clinical Study to Determine the Effectiveness and Safety of a Homologous Electrical Difference Analysis (HEDA) in the Screening of Women for Breast Cancer. Her primary research and clinical interests include imaging breast cancer, as well as ultrasound use in the evaluation of transplant organs.

Kathleen R. Fink, MD            

Julie R White, MD, FACR

 Ronica H Nanda & Kristina Hoque MS, MD, PhD

Ronica H Nanda,

Ronica H. Nanda, MD is chief resident at Emory University Winship Cancer Institute Department of Radiation Oncology. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL for her undergraduate education, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of  Science in biomedical sciences and with a Bachelor of Arts with a Spanish language/literature major. She entered medical school at the University of Florida 7-year Junior Honors Medical Program, during which time she was a leader of the Equal Access Clinic. Through the Equal Access Clinic, she established a free breast cancer and cervical cancer screening program for the uninsured and underserved population of Gainesville, FL and was awarded the Barbara E. Bennett award for her advocacy of women’s health in the community. She developed a growing interest throughout medical school in radiation oncology and trained in radiation oncology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She will be completing a Pediatric Proton Therapy fellowship next year at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Nanda is first author on multiple radiation oncology publications in Cancer; International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics; Journal of Surgical Oncology; and American Journal of Clinical Oncology. She has co-authored multiple other publications and book chapters related to pediatric oncology. Dr. Nanda is passionate about advancing opportunities for female physicians and is looking forward to ongoing involvement with the AAWR.


Kristina Hoque MS, MD, PhD

Kristina Hoque is a Radiology Resident at the University of Southern California.  She earned her bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley studying molecular and cell biology with emphasis in neurobiology. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Additionally, she completed a Masters degree in Medical Radiation Physics from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She then completed her Medical Doctorate at the University of Southern California.  Dr. Hoque plans to specialize in Nuclear Medicine and Neuroradiology.  In 2013, she was elected to serve at the member in training representative for the ACR at the Inter-Society Summer Conference. Dr. Hoque has been active in the ACR, serving on the ACR Economics Commission, Committee on Economic Issues in Academic Radiology and the ACR Commission for Women and General Diversity, Committee for Women. At her home institutions, Dr. Hoque regularly lectures medical students and was awarded resident medical student educator of the year in 2013.  Dr. Hoque is fortunate to have a supportive husband who is also a radiologist. They enjoy their free time together with their three young boys.  Dr. Hoque has been a loyal member of the AAWR since the day she was granted her first interview for Radiology residency.  

Member at Large - Private Practice

Elizabeth P Maltin, MD

ProHealth Care

Barbara Pawley, MD

Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH

Professor of Radiology and the Director of Neuroradiology Section at the University of Washington

Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH received her MD from Chiba University in Japan in 1986. After her initial training in Japan, she moved to UCLA for her fellowship in head and neck radiology. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Anzai completed a second radiology residency in 1998 and a Neuroradiology fellowship in 1999. Dr. Anzai relocated to the University of Washington in 2000. Her research focus has expanded to health service research related to imaging utilization, and to quality metrics and patient safety issues. Through the AHRQ K award, she earned an Master of Public Health at the University of Washington in 2006. Dr. Anzai became the neuroradiology director in 2008. She serves on numerous national committees, including ASNR, ASHNR, RSNA, AUR, ACR, and AAWR. Dr. Anzai has authored many peer-reviewed manuscripts. Her primary research focus includes head and neck oncology and neurodegenerative disease.