R . Gilbert Jost, M.D., the Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Professor and head of radiology, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
The society comprises more than 37,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence in radiology through education and research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
The RSNA’s scientific assembly and meeting is one of the largest annual medical meetings in the world with approximately 60,000 attendees from more than 93 countries.
Jost will serve as chair for one year. Then he will serve successive one-year terms as president-elect and president of the RSNA.
He has been active with the organization for years, serving on numerous committees and joining its board of directors in 1999.
Jost also is the director of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine and an affiliate professor of computer science.
He is internationally known for his work to expand and improve the use of information technology in the practice of diagnostic radiology.
Jost became head of the Department of Radiology and director of the Mallinckrodt Institute in 2001 after serving as interim holder of both positions for two years.
Prior to that, he was chief of diagnostic radiology, overseeing several services at BJC HealthCenter.
Before coming to WUSTL, Jost interned at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and was a research associate at the National Institutes of Health.
Jost earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and a medical degree at Yale University.