The incoming Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (effective 7/1/22), Richard Duszak, MD is currently Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University.
Immediate past Council Speaker and current member of Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak serves as Chair of its Commission for Leadership and Practice Development and in that role oversees the Radiology Leadership Institute. An outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and longtime leader in physician payment policy development, including former three-term member of the Executive Committee of the CPT Editorial Panel, he has served on the editorial boards of several medical journals as well as a daily metropolitan newspaper.
Recently recognized by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research with its Distinguished Investigator Award and the Association of University Radiologists with its Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research Achievement Award, Duszak has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Radiology, a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology, and as the first ever physician fellow of the Radiology Business Management Association. His scholarly pursuits focus on health policy (particularly as it pertains to medical imaging access, utilization, and payment systems) and practice management. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and delivered over 500 national invited lectures on these topics.
Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Duszak served as Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and continues to work closely with the Institute. He previously spent nearly two decades in private practice, where he served as president of a large radiology group in his home state of Pennsylvania.