October 14, 2019Contact: Rodney Campbellrcampbell@theabr.org(520) 790-2900Brent J. Wagner, MD, has been named as the American Board of Radiology’s Executive Director. Wagner starts in July 2020 and replaces Valerie P. Jackson, MD, who is retiring. Wagner has served as the president of the ABR’s Board of Governors since 2018 and has been a volunteer since 2000. He is a partner in West Reading Radiology Associates, where he has worked since 1998. “I’m honored to take on this exciting new challenge,” Wagner said. “I look forward to working with the board and staff to ensure that radiology professionals have the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skill to improve our service to our patients. We will continue pushing ourselves to optimize the validity and credibility of the certification process while being mindful of relevance, reasonableness, and cost-effectiveness for our candidates and diplomates.” Wagner has maintained a diagnostic radiology certificate since 1992. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He performed his internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and his residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He recently completed a term as chairman of the board of Tower Health System and continues to serve on the board. Author or co-author of nearly 50 publications, he regularly lectures on genitourinary topics at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP/ACR) course. Wagner’s professional society memberships include American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (Senior Member), Society of Abdominal Radiology (Fellow), Berks County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.
###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.
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