2023 WRS Annual Conference | Meet the Speakers


Ian Weissman, DO, FACR

Dr. Weissman is a radiologist, global thought leader and strong patient care advocate who believes in using innovation and leadership best practices to improve the patient experience. He is the first radiologist in the United States to earn the prestigious title of Leadership Mastery through the American College of Radiology's landmark Radiology Leadership Institute. Dr. Weissman is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) one of the highest honors the American College of Radiology (ACR) can bestow on a member, awarded to only 15% of College members. View Full Bio.


David Fessell, MD

David Fessell, MD, is a recently retired Professor of Radiology from the University of Michigan. He is a current Faculty Associate at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a certified Executive Coach. He publishes and speaks on wellness, leadership, resiliency, and humor.

Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH, FAAWR, FACR

Dr. Candice Johnstone is a Professor in Radiation Oncology at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and also the Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Froedtert West Bend. Her patient care emphasis is Lung, Breast, and Esophageal cancers, as well as palliative care. She is the co-editor of a leading handbook titled Palliative Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Johnstone contributes to clinical program development and research and has special expertise in SBRT and the primary treatment of inoperable lung cancer. At MCW she is the course director for the community oncology elective. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine, completed her residency at Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, and received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD, MS, FACR

Dr. Charles Kahn is Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a practicing radiologist with expertise in body CT and ultrasound. Professional interests include health services research, artificial intelligence, and information standards. He has authored more than 160 scientific articles and given more than 200 invited lectures. He is a past president of the American Roentgen Ray Society and past chair of RSNA’s Radiology Informatics Committee. He serves as Editor of the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.

Taj Kattapuram, MD

Originally from Massachusetts, Taj Kattapuram trained at Tufts and Harvard. She subspecialized in both IR and breast. Her primary passion is advocacy, serving several years as the legislative chair for the Colorado Radiological Society, and as the Vice President and an ACR councilor. Dr. Kattapuram has also held many leadership and service roles in the ACR, starting on the executive committee for the RFS, and now on the board of chancellors. She has experience in multiple practice models, most recently transitioning from locums to Gundersen. She strongly believes in the radiologist as the expert & leader in imaging care.

Frank Lexa MD, MBA, FACR

Frank J. Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR is an academic neuroradiologist at the University of Pittsburgh where he is a Professor and the Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs. At Pitt, he also works in several capacities for UPMC International and teaches at the Katz business school. He is the 2022-2023 Vice President of the American College of Radiology and in this role also serves on the Board of the Canadian Association of Radiologists. View Full Bio.

Anand Narayan, MD, PhD

Anand Narayan, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Breast Imaging section, the Inaugural Vice Chair of Equity in the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and an Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Anand grew up in Baltimore, MD and completed his dual degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (MD) and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (PhD, Clinical Epidemiology). He completed his radiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and pursued a breast imaging fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2016 - 2017. He then became an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts General Hospital until 2021 where he served as Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Department of Radiology. His clinical, research, and administrative interests focus on equity, diversity and inclusion, with a particular focus on reducing breast cancer disparities. He has published 80 peer reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and serves as a reviewer for several Radiology Journals. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology and is an Assistant Editor at the Journal of the American College of Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology. He is Vice Chair of the American College of Radiology’s Patient and Family Outreach Committee.

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