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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.

  • 04.25.2022
    Enthusiastic attendees gathered in the Feinberg Conference Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the fourth annual Women in Medicine conference on Friday, April 22, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.
  • 12.17.2021
    A recent study showed that targeted radioembolization alongside chemotherapy improved progress-free survival for patients with metastatic colon cancer.
  • 09.20.2021
    Hypertension that leads to vascular dementia in older adults begins to impact the brain by middle age, according to a new study, the first to show the process beginning so early.
  • 08.02.2021
    Enhancing the anti-cancer function of natural killer cells with nanoparticles could unlock their therapeutic potential, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
  • 10.01.2020

    Several faculty are stepping into new leadership roles within the Department of Radiology today. 

    Ankur Garg, MD, MBA has been appointed Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. Dr. Garg is an outstanding educator who himself is a graduate of Northwestern Radiology's Diagnostic Radiology residency. He has also previously served as Associate Program Director prior to taking on this position. 

    Lori Goodhartz, MD will be stepping down as Vice Chair for Education after nine years in the role. Dr. Goodhartz has been a central figure in education for our department since 1999 when she became the Diagnostic Radiology Program Director - a position she filled until 2011 when she became Vice Chair. She has been a role model and leader for many Northwestern Radiology trainees over the last 21 years and has made a lasting impact on our training programs, which are recognized as being amongst the best in the country. We are grateful for everything she has done for education and training in our department. 

    Senta Berggruen, MD has been appointed Vice Chair for Education and Diversity in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Berggruen has served as Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and as an Associate Program Director for the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program at Northwestern for 6.5 years. In that period, Dr. Berggruen founded the Women in Radiology group at Northwestern and developed five different interest tracks for further resident professional development. Dr. Berggruen has been an active champion for diversity, equity and inclusion at both the department and institutional levels where she is involved in several committees and initiatives on this topic. 

    Jeanne Horowitz, MD has been appointed Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Radiology. This is a new position with responsibilities that cover faculty, mentorship, promotion and tenure, as well as faculty wellness and work-life balance. Dr. Horowitz is a recent graduate of Northwestern Medicine's Scholars of Wellness program and she has led the creation of various wellness activities including ergonomics improvement and Reading Room Assistant programs within our department. Additionally, she is responsible for launching and leading NU RaMP, the Northwestern University Radiology Mentorship Program focusing on mentorship of junior faculty. She also co-chairs the Radiology Physician Wellness and Engagement Council. 

    Alex Korutz, MD has been appointed Vice Chair for Imaging Informatics in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Korutz has most recently served as Medical Director of Imaging Informatics. He plays a critical role in helping oversee the advanced imaging visualization initiative for NM enterprise, which includes the rollout of a new PACS and workflow orchestrator. He also played a vital role in the response and preparedness for Radiology during COVID this year by creating an IT contingency plan for radiologists to function remotely off campus during the height of the pandemic. He has been actively involved in setting up an IT infrastructure for implementing AI research in the department as well as participating directly in several research projects himself. 

    We wish each of these outstanding faculty members great success in their new roles. As always, we are grateful for their commitment to our Patients First mission. 

  • 07.14.2020

    Dr. Peterson joins Northwestern Radiology from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, she completed her medical degree, a residency in Diagnostic Radiology, and a Breast Imaging fellowship at U of Kansas. She joins our faculty as Assistant Professor in the Breast and Women's Imaging section. 

    She has a lot of hometown loyalty to her favorite sports teams including the Jayhawks, the Chiefs, the Royals, and Sporting KC. She and her family are excited to move to Chicago. In her free time, Dr. Peterson enjoys reading, exercising, outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband and daughter. 


  • 07.13.2020

    We are excited to welcome Dr. Goli Houshmand as Assistant Professor in the Breast and Women's Imaging Section of Northwestern Radiology. Dr. Houshmand has an array of education and leadership experience that she brings to our team.

    After earning her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, she joined a basic science research lab at the University of Pittsburgh. At U Pitt Medical Center, she went on to finish residency as well as research and clinical fellowships in Women's Imaging. Since 2017, she served as Assistant Professor of Radiology at Magee Women's Hospital.

    During her time at UPMC, she was also an active member of residency education and curriculum committees. She worked to initiate a curriculum system based in structured milestones as well as to establish resident-driven diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedure workshops. She received the divisional teacher of the year award at UPMC. 

    Dr. Houshmand has been an investigator on several NIH-funded grants, has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in major scientific journals, and is invited to lecture at academic meetings. 

  • 06.23.2020

    Dr. Borhani, recently appointed Associate Professor in the Body Imaging Section and Medical Director of CT, comes to Northwestern from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After earning his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he finished residency, clinical fellowship, and a research fellowship at UPMC. Since 2014, he has served as Assistant Professor of Radiology and Chief of Body CT at UPMC as well. 

    During his time at UPMC, Dr. Borhani received divisional Teacher of the Year awards for four consecutive years. He has authored five radiology textbooks and more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. His numerous scientific presentations include invited lectures at RSNA and SAR. 

    To date, Dr. Borhani is an active member of scientific committees in RSNA, SAR, and ACR LIRADS. He is a member of the editorial boards for AJR, Radiology case reports, and the American College of Online Radiology Education. 

    His main clinical and research interests include imaging of hepatopancreaticobiliary diseases, spectral CT, radiomics, and quantitative imaging. He has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on several funded research projects. 

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