Board of Directors 2018 - 2019

Susan M. Ascher, MD, FSCBTMR is a Professor of Radiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Co-Director of Abdominal Imaging at Georgetown University Hospital (GUH). Dr. Ascher graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and did her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  After completing an Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at GUH, she joined the Radiology Department.  Her clinical duties and research efforts have focused on Gynecologic Imaging.

Dr. Ascher served as a Medical Advisor in the United States Office on Womens’ Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity, she helped further development and promotion of Breast MRI.  She is also a Fellow of the ISMRM and has been both a panelist and moderator of the RNSA Sunday Unknown Film Panel. Dr. Ascher was a member of the Reproductive Endocrinology Committee that formulated the new American Board of Radiology Core Curriculum Exam. Currently


Scott Reeder MD, PhD, FSCBTMR, FISMRM is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research, as well as Chief of MRI in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is also Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) in the School of Medicine and Public Health. He joined UW-Madison in 2005 from Stanford University where he completing his radiology residency, and a fellowship in abdominal and cardiovascular imaging. Previously, he completed medical school at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, where he also received his Masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is originally from Canada where he received his BScE in Engineering Physics at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In addition to his clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Reeder is also the Director of the UW Liver Imaging Research Program, an active NIH-funded group that performs research in technical development and translation of new imaging methods, particularly quantitative imaging biomarkers, to assess liver disease. Specific areas of research interests include development of new MRI methods for quantification of abdominal adiposity, liver fat, liver iron overload and other features of diffuse liver disease, quantification of perfusion in liver tumors, hemodynamics of portal hypertension and the use of new contrast agents in liver and biliary diseases. Dr. Reeder has over 170 peer-reviewed publications and over 25 patents focusing describing his work on the technical development and clinical validation of advanced MRI methods for cardiovascular and abdominal imaging, and MRI-based quantitative biomarkers. He is a fellow of the SCBT/MR and the ISMRM. 




Dr Elizabeth G McFarland
ACR Fellow
SSM St Joseph Health Center



Ivan Pedrosa, MD, PhD, FSCBT-MR
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dept of Radiology

Joel F Platt, MD, FSCBTMR is a board certified fellowship trained Radiologist with a focus on abdominal imaging.  Current clinical and research interests include Dual Energy CT, Dose Reduction Strategies for CT and Innovative bowel imaging.  He has authored over 100 scientific articles in the peer-reviewed literature with several additional review articles and book chapters. He has delivered over 200 invited lectures at a variety of sites both nationally and internationally. Dr.Platt is an active teacher of residents, fellows and medical students at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He acts as reviewer for over 15 scientific journals. Currently, Dr Platt serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SCBT-MR.


Brian R. Herts, M.D., FSCBTMR, is an Abdominal Imaging staff at Cleveland Clinic and professor of Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner college of Medicine at CWRU.  He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his radiology training at NYU Medical Center. In addition to the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBTMR), he is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR). He has nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, over 120 published abstracts, and over 100 invited lectures, and has reviewed for numerous medical journals. His contributed work has received Cum Laude and Moncada awards from the SCBTMR, and Best GI and Best GU scientific exhibit awards from the SAR. He is a member of the ACR incidental findings committee and is joining the editorial board of ACTA Radiologica. After serving as section head of Abdominal Imaging at Cleveland Clinic for 13 years, he is now the medical director of CT imaging services for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. He is honored to have mentored many radiology residents and fellows who are now members of the SCBTMR.  

Garry Gold, MD is a Professor of Radiology and (by courtesy) Bioengineering and Orthopedics at Stanford University. He received his Masters in Electrical Engineering and MD from Stanford. His clinical practice is in musculoskeletal radiology and sports medicine, and research focus is on improving MRI for diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Gold currently serves as the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Radiology at Stanford. He can be reached at




2017 Board with Gold Medal Recipient

2016 Board

2015 Board

2014 Board Members