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Last verified on February 8, 2024
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Robert M. Barr, MD
President
Charlotte, North Carolina
Toby A. Gordon, ScD
Baltimore, Maryland
Cheri L. Canon, MD
President-elect
Birmingham, Alabama
Desiree E. Morgan, MD
Birmingham, Alabama
John A. Kaufman, MD
Secretary-Treasurer
Portland, Oregon
Andrea K. Ng, MD, MPH
Boston, Massachusetts
Marina I. Feldman, MD, MBA
Manchester, New Hampshire
Matthew B. Podgorsak, PhD
Chair, Board of Trustees
Buffalo, New York
Donald J. Flemming, MD
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Brent Wagner, MD, MBA
Executive Director
Tucson, AZ
 

Robert Barr, MDRobert M. Barr, MD

President
Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert M. Barr MD, FACR, is the president of the ABR Board of Governors, having previously served as secretary-treasurer and president-elect since joining the BOG in 2017.
He is a private practice neuroradiologist in Charlotte, North Carolina and served as president of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates from 2005 to 2016. He has been a strong advocate for neuroradiology practice and has been actively involved in coding, reimbursement, and coverage policy as past chair of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Health Policy Committee and prior ASNR Advisor to the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC). He serves in various leadership roles with Novant Health, most recently as chair of the Novant Health Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and past president of the ASNR in 2019-2020.
Dr. Barr is a graduate of Harvard College and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at UCSF. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology.  

Cheri Canon, MDCheri L. Canon, MD

President-elect
Birmingham, Alabama
Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR, FSAR, FAAWR, is professor and chair, and Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair, of radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine (HSOM) and the chief clinical officer for the UAB Medicine ambulatory practice. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing her residency training in diagnostic radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she joined the faculty in the abdominal imaging section.
Dr. Canon served as the radiology residency program director and vice chair of education for seven years. She was the HSOM Curriculum Committee chair when an organ-based curriculum was implemented. She then served as senior vice chair of operations and division director of diagnostic radiology before her appointment as chair. She sits on UAB Medicine Joint Operating Leadership Council, which is the senior leadership team for the health system, and is a trustee on the board of the physician practice.
Dr. Canon served as an oral examiner for the ABR for 11 years and as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is now president-elect of the Board of Governors. She was the vice chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR), chancellor on the board, and the chair of the ACR Commission on Education. As a member of the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute, she helped launch a comprehensive leadership development program in partnership with the most recognized business schools. She is a fellow of the college and received the ACR Gold Medal in 2021, its highest honor. She received the Alabama Academy of Radiology’s Silver Medal in the spring of 2022.
Dr. Canon is the immediate past-president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) and the co-creator of LEAD, a women’s leadership development program jointly developed by SCARD and GE Healthcare. Additionally, she sits on the boards of directors for the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, now serving as president, and the Academy of Radiology Research Academic Council. She previously served on the leadership for Momentum, a Birmingham women’s leadership organization. In recognition of her advocacy for women, she was recognized with the American Association of Women in Radiology Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award in 2020. In 2022, Dr. Canon was recognized by the University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni Award.  

John A. Kaufman, MD

Secretary-Treasurer
Portland, Oregon
Dr. Kaufman is an interventional radiologist with more than 30 years of experience. In 1982, he earned his MD from the Boston University School of Medicine. He interned at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Then, he finished a residency at Boston University/Boston City Hospital. He later became chief resident in radiology and did a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology there as well. Throughout his career, his research has focused on vena cava filters and more recently venous diseases. In 2010, he earned an MS degree in healthcare management from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard. Dr. Kaufman was the inaugural chair of the Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology and director of the Dotter Interventional Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. He holds the Frederick S. Keller endowed professorship at OHSU and continues clinical interventional radiology practice.
In addition to academic medicine, Dr. Kaufman has been involved in many societies. He has been active in the American Heart Association, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and Radiological Society of North America. He is the chief medical officer for Cook Medical. A longtime fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), Dr. Kaufman has served as SIR president and SIR Foundation chair. Both SIR and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) have awarded Dr. Kaufman gold medals.  

Marina I. Feldman, MD, MBAMarina I. Feldman, MD, MBA

Manchester, New Hampshire
Dr. Feldman specializes in breast imaging, working in a community hospital setting since 2011. She is the imaging founder and co-director of the Elliot Breast Health Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she leads a multidisciplinary team. She has held physician leadership posts in the Elliot Health System, including serving on its Board of Trustees, since 2020. She was part of the breast commission of the ACR Economics Committee from 2011 to 2015 and co-authored ACR BI-RADS Fifth Edition in 2013.
Dr. Feldman earned dual bachelor’s degrees with honors in economics and biology from Brandeis University in 2000, and her medical degree and an MBA in healthcare management at Tufts University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn in 2010 and a fellowship in breast imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 2011. She was selected for the ABR Board of Governors in 2023.  
Don Flemming, MD

Donald J. Flemming, MD

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Don Flemming, MD, began his volunteer career with the ABR as an oral examiner in musculoskeletal radiology in 2003. He became a trustee in 2014 and served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 2018-2022.
Dr. Flemming is a Professor of Radiology and Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Distinguished Educator, and Residency Program Director at Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1981and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985. Dr Flemming completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD before serving with the fleet as a general medical officer on the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 and at the Oceana Naval Air Station Medical Clinic. He returned to NNMC for radiology residency training from 1989-1993 and fellowship education in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC, from 1995-1996. Dr. Flemming served as a radiologist at NNMC until his retirement from the US Navy at the rank of captain in 2005. He has been program director since 2002 and lecturer at the AIRP Radiologic Pathology Course since 1999.  He has a strong interest in medical education and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. Don was raised in rural upstate New York and has been married to his wife, Sheri, since 1982. They have three children and four grandchildren. Don’s hobbies include fly fishing, cycling, woodworking, reading and music.
“Serving on the Board is incredibly humbling and intrinsically rewarding. The entire organization of staff and volunteers is dedicated to producing fair and meaningful assessments of physician competency for the benefit of both the public and the profession. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this important mission.”  

Toby Gordon, ScDToby A. Gordon, ScD

Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Gordon, the BOG’s public member, is a professor at Johns Hopkins University with expertise in the U.S. and international healthcare systems and innovations in healthcare delivery. Her primary appointment is in the Carey Business School and she holds joint appointments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine (Surgery).
Dr. Gordon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, then launched her career of over 40 years at Hopkins as the coach of the Women’s Squash team. She has held various administrative posts in the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health system, including serving as vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine for strategic planning and marketing before joining the Carey Business School as a founding faculty member.
Her teaching interests are the organization and delivery of healthcare services in the U.S., with a particular focus on bringing social and biomedical innovations to the market. Dr. Gordon is a co-principal investigator on the NIH RO1 funded Clinical Translational Science Award. She has an extensive publication bibliography, which includes a series of peer-reviewed articles and the textbook Evidence-Based Surgery. She has consulted for numerous academic medical centers and the European Commission as an expert on the U.S. healthcare system, and she also teaches for the Frankfurt School of Finance in Germany.
Dr. Gordon was appointed to the ABR Board of Governors in 2019 and to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a public member in 2021.  She serves on the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission quality oversight committee.
A lifelong Baltimore resident, Dr. Gordon is very engaged in the community through service on corporate, nonprofit, and government advisory boards and commissions. She has received numerous recognitions for her professional accomplishments and for civic and government volunteer efforts, including recognition as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.  

Desiree Morgan, MDDesiree E. Morgan, MD

Birmingham, Alabama
Desiree E. Morgan, MD, is professor and vice chair of faculty affairs in the Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She began her ABR volunteer service as a diagnostic radiology written board proctor in 1997, and has served as an oral board examiner, an item writer for the gastrointestinal radiology sections of the Certifying and Qualifying (Core) exams, and chair of the GI Core Committee prior to joining the Board of Trustees as the abdominal trustee in 2018. She joined the Board of Governors in 2023.
Dr. Morgan is a graduate of the Honors College of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. She completed a transitional internship in Birmingham followed by a DR residency at UAB. After joining the faculty there in 1993, she served the department in multiple capacities including vice chair of clinical research (2009-2015) and vice chair of education (2015-2023) before transitioning to her new role. She is a former program director of the UAB Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and has long championed learner success at all professional levels. She is a lead mentor for the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Barfield Carter Community, a group of 70 to 80 first- through fourth-year medical students with whom she shares lessons and activities on ethics, professionalism, and leadership development.
Dr. Morgan is a fellow and executive board member of the Society of Advanced Body Imaging, and a fellow and former member of the board of directors of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (serving as president in 2020); she enjoys participation in multiple national radiology organizations. Her professional interests are many, but above all she enjoys spending time with her grown children (all currently pursuing medicine so she does not get to see them very often), cooking, traveling and occasionally fishing with her husband John, and chasing two grandpups and a new puppy of her own — the latter maybe not so much a grand idea …
“When you love what you do, it’s not work — it’s opportunity. I have enjoyed all my experiences volunteering for the ABR. The passion and intellectual curiosity of our volunteers together with an amazing ABR staff truly catalyze our collective efforts in fulfilling the ABR’s mission, one that I firmly believe in.”  
Andrea Ng, MD, MPH

Andrea K. Ng, MD, MPH

Boston, Massachusetts
Andrea K. Ng, MD, MPH, is professor of radiation oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital distinguished chair in clinical radiation oncology, and vice chair of faculty promotion and advancement at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ng was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but spent most of her childhood in Hong Kong. She returned to the U.S. in 1986, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1990, her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1994, and her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health in 1998. She completed her radiation oncology residency at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in 1999. Her clinical and academic focus is on improving outcomes for patients with hematologic malignancies through the appropriate integration of high-quality radiation therapy.
Dr. Ng has been an ABR volunteer since 2004 and has served as an item writer, oral examiner, and committee chair. In 2018, she joined the Board of Trustees in radiation oncology. She joined the Board of Governors in 2023. In addition to volunteer work at the ABR, she has served in leadership roles at the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), including chairing the ASTRO Annual Meeting Education Committee, Best of ASTRO, and, most recently, the ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. She has also served as chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria-Hodgkin Lymphoma Work Group Expert Panel. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG).  

Matthew Podgorsak, PhDMatthew B. Podgorsak, PhD

Chair, Board of Trustees
Buffalo, New York
Matthew Podgorsak, PhD, FAAPM, is professor of oncology and chief medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC) in Buffalo, New York. He also holds an associate professor appointment in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB), and he has mentored numerous master’s and doctoral students enrolled in UB’s CAMPEP-accredited medical physics graduate program over the past three decades. In his clinical role, Dr. Podgorsak oversees all medical physics and dosimetry services at RPCCC and its four affiliate centers in Western and Central New York, where a combined total of over 200 patients per day receive radiation therapy. He finished his undergraduate training at McGill University in Montreal, and then went on to complete his PhD in medical physics in 1993 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Over his 30-year career, Dr. Podgorsak has held leadership positions with several professional societies. In 2005, he was elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). In 2013, Dr. Podgorsak joined the executive committee of the AAPM through his election to a three-year term as treasurer. Dr. Podgorsak also previously served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Physics (ACMP), and he served as president of the Upstate New York Association of Medical Physicists. He is a member of the medical physics advisory committees for the American College of Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program (ACRO-PAP) and the Radiosurgery Society (RSS).
Dr. Podgorsak has been a volunteer for the ABR since 2004, and has served as an item writer, committee chair, and oral examiner. In 2017, Dr. Podgorsak was named the trustee for therapy medical physics, and in 2022 he was appointed chair of the Board of Trustees and joined the Board of Governors.
“Society deserves healthcare that is provided by competent practitioners, and the ABR’s leadership in developing and implementing tools to fairly assess provider competency in the radiology fields is paramount. Engaging as a trustee and governor provides me with tremendous professional fulfillment through both Board’s collective efforts to lead the ABR in fulfilling its mission.”  

Brent Wagner, MD, MBABrent Wagner, MD, MBA

Executive Director
Tucson, AZ
Brent Wagner, MD, MBA, joined the ABR in 2020 as the Executive Director and an ex officio member of the Board of Governors. Prior to that, he volunteered for more than two decades as an item writer, oral examiner, and member of the ABR’s governing board (including as board president).
While a radiologist in a private practice group in Reading, Pennsylvania, from 1998-2020, he served as group president, department chair, and medical staff president. He also chaired the hospital’s Peer Review Committee and was a charter member of the Leadership Council, which dealt with credentialing and physician professionalism issues. Beyond his medical staff roles, Dr. Wagner served on the local hospital and regional health system boards, beginning in 2010, including multiple terms as board chair. During this time, he also led the board’s Quality & Safety Committee.
Dr. Wagner is a graduate of Lafayette College (BA ’81), Jefferson Medical College (MD ’85), and Johns Hopkins University (MBA ’19). He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio. His final assignment with the Air Force was on the faculty of the Department of Radiologic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and is actively participating in Continuing Certification.
“What I enjoy most about this job is the opportunity to work with exceptionally skilled people dedicated to a mission that is important for patients and the professionals who serve them.”