Outstanding Educator and Researcher Awarded Today

Sunday, Dec. 01, 2019

Today RSNA will recognize Jocelyn Chertoff, MD, and Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, for their contributions to education and research. The presentation will take place during the plenary session in Arie Crown Theater beginning at 8:30 a.m.

2019 Outstanding Educator



A powerful advocate for improving resident education, faculty development and workforce issues in radiology, Jocelyn D. Chertoff, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal imaging. A graduate of Brown University and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Chertoff serves as radiology department chair and professor of radiology and obstetrics and gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where she also directed the diagnostic radiology residency program from 1993 to 2010.

After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Chertoff completed a transitional internship at Hartford Hospital and a pediatric internship at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. She worked for two years in a physician shortage area in New York State, then served as the medical director for Vermont EMS. She next turned her focus to medical imaging, completing a residency in radiology and a fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at the Medical Center of Vermont.

Dr. Chertoff was named a 2003-2004 fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

Dr. Chertoff received a master's degree from the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and a master's degree in health care delivery science from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. She is now a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock board of governors and board of trustees and serves on the board of advisors at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Chertoff leads several educational programs for residents, faculty development courses, and initiatives addressing issues for women physicians. She is a past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Women in Medicine and Science and a past president of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR ), Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology (ACER), the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and the New Hampshire Radiological Society.

Widely recognized as a dedicated educator, Dr. Chertoff received the ACER Achievement Award in 2012. She served as an oral board examiner for the ABR for nine years and in 2013 was awarded its Distinguished Service Award. In 2017 she received both the APDR Achievement Award and an AUR gold medal.

2019 Outstanding Researcher



A professor and vice chair for research in the Departments of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Psychology, and BioMedical Informatics at Emory University in Atlanta, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD, is a renowned investigator in the arena of perception and cognition in medical imaging, studying how the image information, automated enhancements and human factors influence image interpretation. She has been the associate director of evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and co-director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson where she leads multiple research initiatives on utilizing telemedicine to improve patients' access to care.

In her research, Dr. Krupinski has explored the effects of image manipulation on clinical observer performance and investigated conditions such as experience level and fatigue as factors that impact interpretive accuracy and efficiency. Her eye-tracking experiments have demonstrated how training levels and expertise, display type, and reading environment can affect performance.

Dr. Krupinski received her BA from Cornell University and her MA in experimental psychology from Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she was named Most Outstanding Psychology Graduate Student and Most Outstanding Graduate Student in Arts and Sciences. She completed her postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Radiology and received her PhD, also in experimental psychology, from Temple University in Philadelphia.

An experienced leader, Dr. Krupinski is a past chair of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Medical Imaging Conference, past president of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), president of the Medical Image Perception Society, and past chair of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).

Dr. Krupinski has contributed to more than 280 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and she serves on a number of editorial boards and is co-editor of the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. She has served on the program committees of more than 30 academic societies, including SPIE and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Dr. Krupinski received the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Distinguished Investigator Award in 2014 and the ATA President's Award for Individual Leadership in 2017.