Professor and Chair of Radiology Jorge A. Soto, MD, has been elected to the RSNA Board of Directors. His seven-year term includes five years as liaison for international affairs, in the sixth year he will be chair of the board, and in the seventh year he will serve as president of the society.
“It is an immense honor to be nominated to serve RSNA on its Board of Directors. In the early 1990s RSNA gave me the opportunity to fully experience the values of a career in radiology, and my close association with the society over the past three decades has been a determinant factor in shaping my own career. The prospect of working closely with RSNA staff and volunteers, including many colleagues who I admire and respect, towards strengthening our multifaceted collaborations with radiologists and trainees across the world is incredibly exciting.”
Soto is an RSNA Lifetime Honored Educator and has received numerous additional awards and recognitions, including the Marshak Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Society of Abdominal Radiology. In 2018, Soto was named Honorary Member of the Sociedad Espanola de Radiologia e Imagenes (SERAM) and received the Gold Medal of the InterAmerican College of Radiology in 2022. He is past president of the New England Roentgen Ray Society and the American Society of Emergency Radiology.
Soto serves as chair of the International Outreach Committee of the American Roentgen Ray Society. He is a Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and of the American Society of Emergency Radiology.
With primary interests focused on imaging of traumatic and non-traumatic abdominal emergencies and pancreatico-biliary imaging, Soto has more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, 65 review articles or book chapters, and is the editor of five books.
Dedicated to advancing medical imaging research and education, he serves or has served on the editorial board of multiple journals, including Radiology. Soto served as chair of the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee from 2021-2023, also serving on the RSNA Education and Science councils. He was faculty with the former RSNA Visiting Professor Program and is a member of the RSNA Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Soto completed his medical training at the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud in Medellin, Colombia, where he also completed his radiology residency training. He subsequently completed fellowship training in abdominal imaging at BU School of Medicine, now Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.