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Arabinda Choudhary, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been named chair of Radiology

Arabinda Choudhary, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been named chair of the Department of Radiology at Upstate Medical University. His appointment, effective July 1, was announced by Lawrence Chin, MD, dean of the Norton College of Medicine.

Choudhary comes to Upstate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where he has held numerous positions, including most recently as chair of the Department of Radiology since August 2019, and as professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He also has served as interim chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology and quality officer of Radiology.

UAMS is Arkansas’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. It has 3,275 students and 890 medical residents.

Prior to joining UAMS in 2019, Choudhary served as director of pediatric neuroradiology at Penn State College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2006-2013), chair of the Department Medical Imaging at Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children (2013-2019) and faculty positions in pediatrics and radiology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2016 to 2019).

“I am pleased to welcome Dr Choudhary to the Upstate faculty,” said Chin. “Dr Choudhary brings with him key leadership experiences from top level medical institutions. We look forward to his leadership of our radiology department.”

Choudhary is an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of pediatric neuroimaging. His, research has focused on diagnosis of brain and spinal trauma, as well as chronic disease and surgery involving the brain. He was the lead author on a 2018 consensus statement on abusive head trauma, the leading cause of fatal head injuries in children younger than 2 years of age. The statement, supported by 15 international pediatric and radiology organizations and published in the journal Pediatric Radiology, outlines the consensus of evidence-based medical findings on abusive head trauma to serve as a tool within the legal system.

Choudhary has published extensively and lectured internationally on neuroimaging. He received the Society of Pediatric Radiology’s prestigious Walter E. Berdon award in 2016 for authoring the best clinical research paper in Pediatric Radiology in 2015. He received the David S. Hartman, M.D., Faculty Golden Apple Award for outstanding medical student teaching at Hershey Medical Center in 2010.

He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Calcutta (1994); an MBA from the Wharton School at the University Pennsylvania (2017) and was named a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) in 2018. He is board-certified in clinical informatics, radiology, neuroradiology and pediatric radiology. He completed fellowships in pediatric radiology and pediatric neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and residencies in pediatrics at Princess of Wales Hospital and the University of Wales and Llandough Hospital in the United Kingdom as well as a residency in radiology at Cambridge University.