Dr. Amy K. Patel was recently named Chair of ACR Radiology Advocacy Network by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®).

The Radiology Advocacy Network was created to assist radiologists in becoming more informed and involved in advocacy for radiology on a state and federal level. RAN encourages ACR members to contact their lawmakers about pressing legislation affecting radiology and its patients.

Dr. Patel assumes leadership from Dave Youmans, MD, FACR, who has led RAN for the last six years. Youmans played a critical role in RAN’s increased advocacy on both state and federal issues. His tenure and dedication have encouraged many young physicians to become involved in advocacy.

“As Chair of the Radiology Advocacy Network, I will be leading over 30k radiologists and radiation oncologists in the United States as we fight on behalf of patients for fair, quality, and equitable access to care,” said Dr. Patel.

Since the early years of her residency, Dr. Patel has been a passionate advocate for the Radiology Advocacy Network. She has served in multiple positions within RAN and RADPAC® — the American College of Radiology Association’s political action committee – over the last few years. Dr. Patel is the former Immediate Past Chair of the YPS, actively serves on the RADPAC Board, and is a former ACR Rutherford-Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations. Learn more about Dr. Patel and her mission here. She will assume leadership at the conclusion of ACR 2022®, the College’s annual meeting.

Click here to read more about Dr. Amy K Patel’s new position.