2018 Spring Meeting and Hornick Lecture

Date: May 17th, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Hornick Lecturer: Dr. Eliot Siegel from The University of Maryland
Lecture Title: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Hype, Myth, Reality, and How it Will Revolutionize the Practice of Diagnostic Imaging

About Dr. Siegel (Biosketch Courtesy of the University of Maryland website):
    Dr. Eliot Siegel is Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System.  He is the director of the Maryland Imaging Research Technologies Laboratory and has adjunct appointments as Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland College Park and as Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  

    Dr. Siegel was responsible for the NCI's National Cancer Image Archive and served as Workspace Lead of the National Cancer Institute's caBIG In Vivo Imaging Workspace. He has been named as Radiology Researcher and Radiology Educator of the year by his peers as well as one of the Top Ten radiologists. Under his leadership, the VA Maryland Healthcare System became the first filmless healthcare enterprise in the world. He has written over 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the topic, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has made more than 1,000 presentations throughout the world on a broad range of topics involving computer applications in imaging and medicine.  Dr. Siegel served as symposium chairman for the Society of Photo-optical and Industrial Engineers (SPIE) Medical Imaging Meeting for three years, and is currently serving on the board of directors of the Society of Computer Applications in Radiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. 

Hornick Endowed Lecture Series


Dr. Newton Hornick was a private practice Pittsburgh radiologist from 1947 until his retirement in 1980. Upon his death, his two sons, Robert and Joe, created an endowed fund in honor both of their parents, Newton and Julia (a Pittsburgh nurse). This fund sustains an annual lectureship, with an emphasis on governmental and socioeconomic impact on radiology practice and has continued since its inception in 1986.

Dr. Hornick was a graduate of Catawaba College and Duke University School of Medicine.
 For many years he served as the head of radiology at Suburban General Hospital. He was a past president of the Pittsburgh Roentgen Society and the Pennsylvania Radiological Society (PRS). He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and served on its Board of Chancellors. He held various administrative roles in the ACR including vice president (1978-79), secretary and treasurer. He was a leader in the radiology community who foresaw the need for radiologists to commit themselves to organized medicine and socioeconomic issues confronting radiology practice.

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Recent Hornick Lecturers

 May, 2017  Puneet Bhargava, MD

Associate Professor, University of Washington
 May, 2016  Mark Homer, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology Emeritus, Tufts University
 May, 2015 Rasu Shrestha, MD

Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC
 March, 2014 Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD

Chancellors Professor of Radiology, Indiana University
 April, 2013 Bernard Rizza, Esq.

Medical Malpractice Attorney, Freshman & Rizza, P.C., 
 March, 2012 Congressman Jason Altmire

U.S. Representative for PA's 4th District 2007-2013
 February, 2011 Jonathan Berlin, MD, MBA

Radiologist, NorthShore University Health System
 April, 2009 Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA

Radiologist & Radiology Residency Program Director,  Drexel University
 April, 2008 Carey Vinson, MD, MPM

Vice President for Quality and Medical Performance Management, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
 March, 2007 Tim Farrell, MD

Staff Radiologist, Peninsula Radiology