Gary J. Whitman named 122nd President of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

American College of Radiology

New Orleans, LA | Leesburg, VA | May 1, 2022Gary J. Whitman, MD of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been appointed the 122nd President of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) during the 2022 ARRS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. A longtime ARRS member for more than three decades, Dr. Whitman succeeds Jonathan Kruskal, MD, PhD, who served as ARRS President from 2020 to 2021.

Credit: American Roentgen Ray Society; Gary J. Whitman

New Orleans, LA | Leesburg, VA | May 1, 2022Gary J. Whitman, MD of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been appointed the 122nd President of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) during the 2022 ARRS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. A longtime ARRS member for more than three decades, Dr. Whitman succeeds Jonathan Kruskal, MD, PhD, who served as ARRS President from 2020 to 2021.

“I am honored to serve the society as president over the next year,” Dr. Whitman, the 2003 ARRS Melvin M. Figley Fellow, told the membership in his opening remarks at the Annual Meeting open ceremony at the Hyatt Regency. “We have an exciting program planned for you this year, featuring distinguished faculty from around the world. I invite you to connect, learn, and advance.”

Joining Dr. Whitman are the following ARRS officers for 2022–2023: Erik K. Paulson, MD, President-Elect; Angelisa M. Paladin, MD, Vice President; Deborah A. Baumgarten, MD, MPH, Secretary/Treasurer.

Author of some 75 AJR peer-reviewed original research, invited articles, and editorials in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), Whitman was an assistant editor at-large for AJR from 2006 to 2008. He also served as the journal’s CME test reviewer and liaison for more than eight years. Dr. Whitman remains an AJR reviewer, a position he’s held since 1992.


Dr. Gary J. Whitman is a tenured professor of radiology and radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), where he serves as medical director of the mobile mammography program. Whitman joined the MDACC faculty in 1996, after faculty service at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, he chairs the MDACC Faculty Senate, serving on the Institutional and Physicians Referral Service Executive Committees. A fellow of the American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging, Society of Ultrasound in Radiology, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Dr. Whitman is the 2022–2023 American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) president. A recipient of the ARRS Melvin M. Figley Fellowship in Radiology Journalism, he is interested in all areas of breast imaging, including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. Dr. Whitman’s research interests include high-risk breast screening, digital mammography, and MRI-guided interventional procedures.


North America’s first radiological society, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) remains dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession of medical imaging and its allied sciences. An international forum for progress in radiology since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS maintains its mission of improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills with the world’s longest continuously published radiology journal—American Journal of Roentgenology—the ARRS Annual Meeting, InPractice magazine, topical symposia, myriad multimedia educational materials, as well as awarding scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.

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