ABR Board Elects Three New Members

ABR Board Elects Three New Members

October 11, 2019
Contact: Rodney Campbell
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The American Board of Radiology (ABR) recently added three members to its board: Toby Gordon, ScD; Robert Pooley, PhD; and John Suh, MD. Gordon will serve two years as part of the board of governors, and Pooley and Suh will serve three-year terms as part of the board of trustees.


Dr. Gordon is the ABR’s first public board member. She is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and associate professor at the university’s department of surgery in the school of medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in health policy and management, operations research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Dr. Pooley is chair of the division of medical physics and an assistant professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics, master’s degree in medical physics, and PhD in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin. He did his medical physics residency at the University of Minnesota Department of Radiology. Pooley is an oral board examiner for the ABR.


Dr. Suh is chairman of the department of radiation oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. He earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and joined the staff in 1995. Suh is a written and oral board examiner for ABR.


The new members are replacing Lisa Kachnic, MD, and Jerry Allison, MD, whose terms have expired. Kaled Alektiar, MD, is moving from the board of trustees to board of governors.




Established in 1934, the ABR’s mission is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. The ABR is one of 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties and has its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

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