Ruth Carlos named ARRS president at 2019 annual meeting

Ruth Carlos, MD, has been named the 2019-2020 president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Philip Costello, MD, served in the role for the 2018-2019 term.

Carlos is a diagnostic radiologist and professor of radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In addition, she co-directs the Program on Women’s Health Care Effectiveness Research (PWHER) within the university’s department of obstetrics and gynecology. Carlos also currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a journal she has been associated with for 13 years. She began her term in January 2019.

“Carlos’ research emphasizes patient preference measurement, cost-effectiveness analysis, and meta-analysis and systematic reviews in diagnostic imaging,” according to an ARRS statement from May 5. “Her research also seeks to improve vaccine uptake in adolescent daughters by studying the efficacy of maternally directed interventions. The significance of her work in health services research and policy has been nationally recognized and she has been awarded fellowships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship program.”

In the past, Carlos has served as the president of the AUR and the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research. She has also chaired committees for RSNA and the American College of Radiology.