ABR Trustees Value Their Volunteer Experiences

ABR Trustees Value Their Volunteer Experiences

Our Board of Trustees (BOT) includes a combined 20 physicians and physicists who give of their time to maintain the quality and relevance of our initial and continuing certification programs. 

The members have specialty and subspecialty expertise that reflects major areas of current clinical practice in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, medical physics, and radiation oncology. All served on volunteer committees before being named to the BOT. 

We asked some for their thoughts on why they find ABR volunteerism so important. 


Anne M. Covey, MD 

Attending member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Professor of radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center 

“I find it very energizing and, sort of counterintuitively, I get more out of everything for the time I spend with the ABR. It’s a terrific group of people. Rarely do you get to work so closely with such like-minded people with a singular goal of certifying people and protecting the public.” 


Daniel C. Davis, MD

Radiology service chief, Robert J. Dole VA 

Professor of radiology, Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita 

“It keeps life interesting. It also keeps our profession valuable for those in the future. You want to give back to those who are going to follow in your footsteps.” 





Kalpana M. Kanal, PhD 

Professor and director, diagnostic physics section, University of Washington 

Program director, imaging physics residency program, University of Washington 

“I love volunteering at the ABR for two reasons: One is to give back to my profession and have some say in its future and, second, the people I work with are so awesome. It makes volunteering fun. You need to have a passion for it because volunteering at the ABR is different and requires a lot of effort, but the rewards are immense.” 



John H. Suh, MD 

Professor of radiation oncology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University 

Chair of radiation oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute 

“It has been one of the highlights of my professional career to be involved with the ABR. It’s allowed me to network and get to know people I would not normally interact with. Although it does take a lot of time, I get a lot of gratification out of being part of the ABR, since it gives me the opportunity to give back to the radiation oncology field that has been good to me.”

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