About Me

Richard Duszak, MD is Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University.

Currently Council Vice-Speaker and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak is an outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and longtime leader in physician payment policy development. A former three-term member of the Executive Committee of the CPT Editorial Panel, he currently serves as Associate Editor for Health Services Research and Policy for the Journal of the American College of Radiology and previously served on the editorial boards of several other medical journals as well as a daily metropolitan newspaper.

Recently recognized by the readers of Aunt Minnie as the nation’s most influential radiology researcher and the readers of Diagnostic Imaging as one of the top people to watch in radiology, 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 it pertains to medical imaging access, utilization, and payment systems) and practice management. He has authored over 300 publications and delivered over 500 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 he 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.