James P. Borgstede, MD, is RSNA president for 2020. Dr. Borgstede is a professor of radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver. He is also vice chair of professional services, clinical operations, quality and safety for the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado.
As president of the RSNA board, Dr. Borgstede will support RSNA's commitment to promoting innovative educational opportunities and the advancement of radiologic technologies.
Dr. Borgstede earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
An RSNA member since 1976, Dr. Borgstede was a member of the Quality Committee. He joined the RSNA Board of Directors in 2013 and served as board chair in 2018. Prior to serving as board chair, Dr. Borgstede was the board liaison for the International Advisory Committee and the Committee on International Radiology Education and was chair of the Board Committee on International Affairs. Dr. Borgstede has been active with the RSNA R&E Foundation, serving on the Board of Trustees, the Corporate Giving Subcommittee, the Finance Committee and as chair of the R&E Foundation from 2012 to 2014.
Recognized in 2019 as an Honored Educator, Dr. Borgstede has delivered numerous scientific presentations and refresher courses. At RSNA 2007, Dr. Borgstede lectured during the Opening Plenary Session.
From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Borgstede was on the editorial board for the Journal of the American College of Radiology, where he currently serves as a reviewer. Since 2004, he has served on the editorial advisory board for American Family Physician.
Dr. Borgstede has held committee or leadership positions in a number of organizations, including the Colorado Radiological Society (CRS), El Paso County Medical Society, Rocky Mountain Radiological Society and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. He was president of the International Society of Radiology and a past chairman and past president of the Board of Chancellors at the American College of Radiology (ACR). Since his presidency at ACR, he has continued on various ACR committees, including the Committee on International Service, with which he traveled multiple times to Grace Children's Hospital Port-au-Prince, where he worked as part of the Haiti Radiology Project.
The recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout his career, Dr. Borgstede has received the gold medal and the William T. Thorwarth Award for Excellence in Economics and Health Policy from ACR. He received service awards from CRS and was the first CRS gold medalist. He received the University of Colorado Hospital President's Award for Leadership, and in 2019 he was awarded a Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service. In 2015, Dr. Borgstede was included in the "Denver Best Doctors 2015-2016" list by the Denver Business Journal. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 2001 to 2006, 2009 to 2012, and 2016 to 2018.