2024 WRS Annual Conference | Meet the Speakers


Po-Hao "Howard" Chen, MD, MBA

Po-Hao "Howard" Chen, MD, MBA, earned his medical and business degrees from Harvard University and completed his clinical training in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with additional fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging and clinical informatics. Since joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2018, he has held the position of Chief Informatics Officer for Imaging since late 2020. He is currently the Vice Chair for Cleveland Clinic Diagnostics Institute for Imaging, Pathology, and Lab Medicine.  After an affiliated hospital suffered a disabling ransomware attack, Dr. Chen led the initial recovery effort in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and then chaired the Cyber Attack Readiness Task Force for Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Radiology based on lessons learned.  His scholarly contributions include over 100 peer-reviewed publications, oral presentations, poster abstracts, and book chapters. Today, Dr. Chen is part of the ACR Commission on Informatics Cybersecurity Workgroup and chairs the Security Subcommittee for the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).

Evan Liang, MD

Green Bay native Dr. Evan Liang is an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and practices as a Radiation Oncologist at the Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee as well as the Froedtert West Bend Cancer Center. He treats a variety of disease sites including head and neck, hepatobiliary, cutaneous, and genitourinary malignancies. He is also involved with the department’s resident education committee. Outside of work, you can find him playing tennis or playing violin in the MCW Orchestra.

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.

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 through early detection and diagnosis. He has published 99 peer reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and serves as a reviewer for several Radiology Journals. He currently serves on the editorial board of Radiology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology and is an Associate Editor for Health Policy and Practice for the journal 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. Recently, he was selected as one of the National Academy of Medicine’s Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Wisconsin Radiological Society.

Sharon L. D’Souza, MD, MPH

Sharon L. D’Souza, MD, MPH is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. D’Souza completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma, followed by a masters degree in public health and doctorate of medicine. Following medical school she completed a general surgery internship and diagnostic radiology residency. She then went on to complete fellowships in MRI and breast imaging at the University of Wisconsin. Since that time she has been in private practice in Illinois, Washington, and Oregon.

Throughout her career Dr. D’Souza has remained active in multiple state, local, and national medical societies, including the American College of radiology and the Society of breast imaging, among others. She currently serves as the vice president for the Oklahoma State radiological society. Additionally, she serves on the Oklahoma Medical Board Radiology Assistant Advisory Committee, on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma State Medical Association, and is a board member of the Tulsa County medical society. She is active in multiple physician grassroots efforts, primarily as a lifetime founding member and current executive board member of Physicians for Patient Protection and a founding member of Take Medicine Back. She remains active with her alma mater, participating in the medical school admissions process. She also takes part in medical student and resident education, primarily via lectures on the importance of service and patient advocacy.

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