Ronald Arenson, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||505 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|Title||Chair, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging|
|European Society of Radiology||2016||Honorary Membership|
|The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors||2015
|Association of University Radiologists ||2013||Gold Medal |
|The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors||2013||President-Elect|
|Stanford CME Radiology Grand Rounds||2011||Inaugural Guest Speaker|
|Oschner Health System, New Orleans, LA||2011||Seymour Oschner Radiology Lectureship|
|American Board of Radiology Foundation Summit||2010||Keynote Speaker|
|AUR-Philips Academic Faculty Development Program, San Diego, CA||2010||Keynote Speaker|
|Case Western Reserve University||2010||Inaugural Theodore J. Castele Lecturer|
|Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine||2008||Keynote Speaker|
|Radiological Society of North America||2007||Keynote Speaker |
|Thomas Jefferson University||2005||Hodes Lecture|
|University of Pennsylvania Medical Center||2004||Keynote Speaker|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||2003||Aubrey O. Hampton Lecturer|
|New York Medical College||2001||Alumni Medal of Honor|
|Symposium for Computer Applications in Radiology, Philadelphia, PA||2000||Keynote Address|
|Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA||1996||Sosman Lecture|
|American College of Radiology||1988||Fellow|
|Radiology Information Systems||1985||RISC Award|
|American College of Medical Informatics||1987||Fellow|
|University of California, San Francisco ||1981
||1984||Outstanding Leadership and Distinguished service as Chairman of the Management Committee |
Ronald Arenson, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his BA in Mathematics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and he obtained his MD from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.
From 1963 to 1970, Dr. Arenson was a systems engineer for IBM. After serving in the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. At the University Pennsylvania, he served as the Associate Chairman of Clinical Services in Department of Radiology, where he also served as the interim Vice-Provost for Computing and President of the Medical Staff.
Dr. Arenson has conducted research and written extensively on Radiology Information Systems, Picture Archival, and Communication Systems. His special interests include picture archival and communication systems, workload and finances in radiology, the future of academic radiology and research training. He is a fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Radiology, and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.
In 2015, Dr. Arenson had the honor of serving as the 100th President for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He recently finished his term on both the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the NIH Council of Councils. He has served as the President of the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments, the Board of GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) and the Academy of Radiology Research. He is the past President of the medical staff at UCSF, and also the past Chairman of the Credentials Committee.
As chairman, Dr. Arenson oversees four institutions - the main campus at Parnassus, San Francisco General Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mount Zion Hospital, as well as the Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging at China Basin Landing.
Computer technology, PACS, RAD13
PACS, medical informatics, clinical productivity, departmental management, computers, applications of computer technology to imaging
Education and Training:
• Medical School: New York Medical College, New York
• Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
• Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston - Diagnostic Radiology
• Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners
• Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
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