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Long School of Medicine Names Rajeev Suri, MD, MBA Chairman of Radiology

Rajeev Suri, MD, MBA, has been named chairman of the Department of Radiology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

 

Suri, who previously served as interim chair of the Department of Radiology, was selected after an extensive national search. Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, professor and dean of the Long School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs, announced the appointment on Jan. 6.

 

Suri completed his medical school training at Christian Medical College in Punjab, India, followed by radiology residency training at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. He then completed his diagnostic radiology residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; his radiology research fellowship training at Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; and an interventional radiology fellowship at UCLA. Suri also obtained his MBA in health care leadership from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020.

 

Suri has long been active in clinical research, having participated in multiple funded clinical and translational studies in interventional oncology and peripheral vascular disease. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and has presented more than 200 educational or scientific seminars at various national and international conferences. He has received more than 50 national and international awards, including being elected Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR), Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR), and Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (FCIRSE).

 

Excellence as a teacher and mentor

 

He is dedicated to radiology training, with service in the Long School of Medicine as past radiology residency director, interventional radiology fellowship program director and vice chair of education. He is an invited oral board examiner of the American Board of Radiology and has served on the board of directors of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology. He has been awarded The University of Texas System Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Presidential Teaching Excellence Award, the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award and the American Board of Radiology Volunteer Service Award. He was inducted into The University of Texas System Ken Shine Academy for Health Science Education and was a finalist in the Parker J. Palmer ‘Courage to Teach’ Award for Program Director Excellence of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

 

Service in multiple roles

 

He has been dedicated to serving the health science center’s clinical partner, University Hospital, as president of medical-dental staff (chief of staff) and as medical director for radiology services. He was elected chairman of the medical faculty assembly committee at the health science center. Suri was also elected president of the Bexar County Medical Society for last year and continues as a member of the society’s executive committee and board of directors. He also serves on the board of advisors for the Texas Radiological Society.

Suri is married to Vibha Bhasin, MD, a cytopathologist who trained at UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is currently practicing in San Antonio.  They have one son, Abhinav, who is a second-year medical student at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

About Long School of Medicine:

 

The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is the largest trainer of physicians in South Texas, many of whom remain in San Antonio and the region to practice medicine. With full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school annually educates more than 900 students and trains 800 residents.

 

The UT Health Physicians practice is the largest vertically integrated medical group in San Antonio with 850 physicians in more than 100 specialties. This is powerful for patients, because specialists who are at the top of their professions work together in close proximity. Only here can a patient see these specialists as part of one team, each talking to the other about the patient's case. The spectrum of health care extends from primary care in health maintenance and disease prevention, all the way through the most complex specialty care, such as liver transplants or curing cardiac arrhythmias.

 

The Long School of Medicine and UT Health San Antonio have a highly productive research enterprise replete with basic scientific discoveries and state-of-the-art clinical care. World leaders in Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, cancer, aging and kidney disease, to name a few fields, are translating molecular discoveries into new therapies for these diseases. School of Medicine faculty members regularly publish in the top journals in the nation. UT Health San Antonio is home to the only National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Center in Central and South Texas, and a National Health Institute funded aging center and clinical trials center.

 

San Antonio is fertile ground for testing new clinical treatments because demographically it is what the nation will look like in 20 years. The School of Medicine's clinical, research and educational partnerships with University Health System, the military including the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and numerous state and private partners enrich San Antonio's large biosciences and health care economic sector.

 

 

 

 

About Rajeev Suri, MD, MBA, FACR, FSIR:

 

Dr Suri is a tenured Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Radiology at UT Health San Antonio, and is the President Medical Dental Staff (Chief of Staff) at the University Health San Antonio. Dr Suri completed his medical school training at Christian Medical College, India followed by Radiology Residency Training at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India. Subsequently, Dr Suri completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, his Radiology Research Fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston; and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at University of California Los Angeles. Recently, Dr Suri also obtained his MBA with a healthcare focus from the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business in 2020. 

 

During his tenure at UT Health since 2004, Dr Suri has continued his research and clinical interests in interventional oncology and peripheral arterial disease and has been an investigator on several NIH and Industry funded grants. Dr Suri has authored over 150 peer reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters, has been invited for over 80 lectures and has presented over 200 educational/scientific presentations at various national and international conferences. He has received over 50 national and international awards, including Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR), Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR), and Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (FCIRSE).

 

He has eagerly promoted resident and medical student education throughout in his roles at UT Health San Antonio as the Radiology Residency Director, Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program Director, and Vice Chair of Education. For his teaching accomplishments, he has been awarded the UT Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, UTHSCSA Presidential Teaching Excellence, Distinguished Teaching Professor Award, the American Board of Radiology Volunteer Service Award and a finalist in the ACGME's Parker J Palmer 'Courage to Teach' Award for Program Director Excellence. 

Dr. Suri is also active in organized medicine and is the President of Bexar County Medical Society (2022) and member of their Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Nationally, he is an active member of the Economics subcommittees of the Texas Radiological Society and the American College of Radiology. 

 

His service to the deparment and institution includes his roles as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Vice Chair Quality and Safety for the Department and Medical Director for Radiology services for University Health Systems. Working closely with the Department of Radiology, UT Health and University Health, Dr Suri continues to actively serve the patients of South Texas in addition to his administrative and teaching roles. 

 

 

 

 

Source:

News: https://news.uthscsa.edu/suri-appointed-as-chairman-of-radiology-in-long-school-of-medicine/

Doctor: https://directory.uthscsa.edu/academics/profile/suri

School: https://uthscsa.edu/medicine/about

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