Boston University RAD-AID Chapter

Welcome to BMC/BU RAD-AID, the RAD-AID Chapter of Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, and Boston University

BMC/BU RAD-AID is a RAD-AID chapter of Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University. It was started by an interested group of radiology residents, faculty, sonographers and technologists within the Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center. We encourage participation from all individuals within the Boston University community with an interest in image-based global health outreach.

BMC/BU RAD-AID’s philosophy mirrors the mission of RAD-AID as well as Boston Medical Center: Exceptional Care, Without Exception. We are interested in finding sustainable solutions to improve global access to medical imaging through academic excellence, research and service to others in developing countries.

Chapter president: Dan Van Roekel, M.D., Boston Medical Center Radiology Resident; Chapter Vice-Presidents Wassim Malak, M.D. and Nick Wilson, M.D., Boston Medical Center Radiology Residents

Faculty advisor: Margaret Chapman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Radiology Residency Program Associate Director; Alda Cossi, M.D. Former Director of Ultrasound, Radiology Department, Boston Medical Center

Recent resident and faculty participation includes:

Previous partnership with the Gorkha Foundation. See website

Boston University Radiology Associates, Boston, MA USA and Indian Imaging Association, Karnataka Chapter, Bangalore, India. Advances in Radiologic Imaging Symposium. February 9-10, 2013

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal 2011 (BMC Radiology residents Kevin O™Connor, M.D. and Margaret Chapman, M.D. BMC, Radiology Faculty Ali Guermazi, M.D. and Boston VA Radiology Faculty Pedram Parva, M.D.).

Dr. Alexander Norbash, former chairman of the BMC Radiology Department, made at least 5 trips to Iran; his activities included teaching, offering workshops and lecturing at various hospitals in Tehran and Shiraz; guest speaker at the Iranian Congress of Radiology; serving as an advisor for both a comprehensive stroke center and national stroke network; advisor to the neuroscience institute at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences; serving as an editor for the Iranian Journal of Radiology.

Dr. Alda Cossi, M.D. has a longstanding collaboration with Radiology Mammography International. See website

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