JILL E. LANGER, MD - COURSE DIRECTOR
Professor of Radiology
Jill E. Langer, MD is Ultrasound Section Chief and Professor Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.
She co-directs the Thyroid Nodule Clinic at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Langer has served on the AIUM Collaborative Committee for the establishment of Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound Practice Guidelines, the ACR Thyroid Incidental Findings Committee and the ACR TIRADS Steering Committee. She is a co-author of the Society of Radiology Consensus Statement on Thyroid FNA (published in 2005) as well as the ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) published in 2016. She has authored a number of articles and chapters on thyroid and female pelvic imaging and most recently has published a text entitled, Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound (Springer, 2017).
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EMILY F. CONANT, MD
Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Division of Breast Imaging
Dr. Conant is Chief of Breast Imaging and Vice-Chair of Faculty Development at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a pioneer in the development of digital mammography, and a leader in research on the use and benefits of early mammography screening and on the role of MRI and PET scanning. She is also the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health to compare standard surgical biopsy with digital mammography and stereotactic core breast biopsy (biopsy guided by an imaging study). Philadelphia Magazine named Dr. Conant one of its "Top Docs." She's also been a featured expert in national media including "Good Morning America," CBS News, USA Today, The New York Times, and Redbook Magazine.
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TESSA S. COOK, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Division of Cardiovascular Imaging
Tessa Cook, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Director of the 3-D & Advanced Imaging Laboratory as well as the Director, Center for Translational InformaticsShe divides her clinical practice between the Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Department of Radiology of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Cook's research interests include radiology informatics, radiation dose monitoring, advanced image processing and radiology education. She is the principal developer of RADIANCE, a free, open-source dose monitoring software for CT, which was released worldwide in 2010. She is also the fellowship director for the Penn Radiology Informatics Fellowship.
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LAURIE A. LOEVNER, MD
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery & Ophthamology
Division of Neuroradiology
Laurie A. Loevner, MD, is the Chief of the Neuroradiology Division at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Loevner reflects the tri-partite mission of clinical, educational and academic excellence.
She is widely respected in the global Neuroradiology community for her expertise and leadership in the field, and has served as President of the American Society of Neuroradiology in 2015-2016, President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology in 2009-2010, and President of the Eastern Neuroradiological Society in 2001-2002. Dr. Loevner is currently the Co-Chair of the Foundation of the ASNR. She also chairs numerous committees for the ASNR and the RSNA.
Dr. Loevner has made important scientific contributions to our understanding of the radiologic manifestations of head and neck cancer, as well as the role of imaging in determining surgical candidacy. She has published over 150 articles, numerous chapters, and has authored five textbooks. She has also been a leader in the clinical translation of functional imaging biomarkers to predict and monitor the treatment response of head and neck cancer. She was the 2012 Recipient of the Prize of Innovation and Excellence from the Canadian Radiological Society for her body of research in head and neck MRI. Dr. Loevner has a focused interest in the academic mentoring of trainees and junior faculty, and in multidisciplinary collaboration. Her energy is directed toward continuing PENN's legacy of national leadership in Neuroradiology.