About Me

Richard Duszak, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, Mississippi.

Past Council Speaker and current member of Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak currently serves as Chair of the ACR’s Commission for Leadership and Practice Development and in that role oversees its Radiology Leadership Institute. An outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and longtime leader in physician payment policy, including former CPT Editorial Panel executive committee member, he has served on the editorial boards of several medical journals and a daily metropolitan newspaper.

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 largely on radiology health policy (particularly imaging access and workforce, utilization, and payment systems). He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and delivered over 500 national invited lectures.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Duszak completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Duke University and his fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He came to UMMC from Emory University where he served as Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Prior to joining Emory, Duszak served as Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy 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.

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