Hernanz-Schulman to chair commission of the ACR
July 2, 2012 | Christina Echegaray
Vanderbilt’s Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., has been named to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR) as chair of the Pediatric Commission.
Hernanz-Schulman, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and professor of Pediatrics, currently serves as medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The American College of Radiology is one of the world’s largest medical specialty associations, devoted to safety and excellence in medical imaging and radiation oncology and improved patient care.
Hernanz-Schulman has had multiple appointments to ACR commissions and committees, and she also is a former president and board chair of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).
“I view this new appointment as a way to continue the close association and cooperation between the SPR and the ACR in pediatric care, and direct the national focus to excellence in Pediatric Imaging, for appropriate and justified pediatric imaging optimally performed – right patient, right test, done the right way,” she said. “It is a distinct honor to be named to the Board of Chancellors of the ACR, and I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
Hernanz-Schulman is a founding member of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, co-founded by the ACR, SPR, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The alliance has grown to more than 70 international organizations and is a major voice in radiation safety in pediatric imaging, cooperating with multiple agencies, including the FDA.
Hernanz-Schulman came to the United States from Cuba as a child, growing up in New York City. She is a graduate of Princeton University and earned her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. She completed residencies in Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, in Radiology at Boston University and further training in Pediatric Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Radiology.