RSNA's RadioGraphics journal gets first female editor

RSNA announced that it has hired the first female editor for its educational journal RadioGraphics.

Christine Menias, MD, will take the reins of RadioGraphics in January 2021 following the departure of Jeff Klein, MD, who has held the position since 2012. Menias brings with her a wealth of experience, having written six books and more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. She has also spent time on the publication’s editorial board.

“Dr. Menias is one of the leading educators and authorities in our specialty,” Klein said in a prepared statement. “The RSNA Board and our publications group are excited to work with her on the continued growth and evolution of our society’s journal for continuing medical education.”

“Cooky,” as she’s called for short, currently works as a professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Arizona and chairs its Division of Abdominal Imaging. She earned her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed an abdominal imaging fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis. 

 Menias also earned RSNA's Honored Educator Award for the past five years in a row.

RSNA first launched RadioGraphics in 1981. It is published bimonthly with upward of 20 articles, covering educational topics from quality initiatives to practice policy. Menias said she plans to continue its long tradition during her tenure.

“I’m both honored and humbled to serve as editor of our specialty’s leading educational publication,” she said in a statement. “RadioGraphics will continue to meet radiology’s need for increasingly accessible, up-to-the-minute educational opportunities to benefit our readers and the patients they serve."