Gary L. Dillehay, MD, Is New President, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging


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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) recently announced the appointment of Gary L. Dillehay, MD, FACNM, FACR, to 2013-2014 President, SNMMI, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Dr. Dillehay is Professor of Radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

“Implementing SNMMI’s newly approved strategic plan will be a main focus over the next 6 months as I begin my term as president,” said Dr. Dillehay. “Our major goals for this 3-year plan include advancing the development and approval of new technologies; facilitating the availability and clinical utilization of these technologies; increasing the appropriate use of radionuclide therapy; promoting quality, value and safety; and supporting and enhancing the professional workforce and environment for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals.”

In addition, Dr. Dillehay has made it a priority to maintain strong working relationships with SNMMI’s sister organizations in the imaging community, in particular international groups, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, as well as those involved with the Nuclear Medicine Global Initiative. Other priorities include advocating for adequate and appropriate reimbursement and providing development and leadership opportunities for residents, young physicians and scientists through an SNMMI Leadership Academy. 

Dr. Dillehay has served as Professor of Radiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since 2006. Prior to that, he was Professor of Radiology at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Dillehay is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. ■



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