Assoc Prof Koenraad Mortele
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Abdominal Imaging, BID Medical Centre, Boston, USA
Assoc Prof Mortele has been a Staff Physician in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since September of 2011 at which time he joined the Division of Abdominal Imaging. His clinical responsibilities include interpretation of plain films, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and performing abdominal interventions, such as biopsies, aspirations, and drainages. The position of Staff Radiologist, and more importantly Director of Clinical MRI, and Chief, Division of Abdominal Imaging has created many possibilities to pursue his interest in teaching, research, and clinical care.
Areas of specialty interest: Pancreatic imaging, Hepatobiliary imaging, Cross-sectional imaging of the GI tract, Contrast agent safety, Teaching.
Assoc Prof Mortele devotes a large part of each clinical day to teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. He provides direct daily supervision of residents and fellows who rotate through the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Body MRI. As part of a typical day, he discusses scanning techniques, image interpretation, and management issues, and supervises interventional procedures. On a rotating basis with other Staff in the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Assoc Prof Mortele delivers approximately 8 times per three months, a 30-minute morning conference for residents and fellows. These teaching conferences span basic normal abdominal anatomy to complex pathology encountered on the clinical service. Furthermore, as part of the daily noon conference schedule for residents, he gives between 5 and 10 didactic lectures per year (45 minutes each). Finally, I participate in the daily case conferences for residents (1 hour each), approximately five times a year.
Assoc Prof Mortele’s interest in teaching led to him being awarded the Departmental Annual Award for resident teaching in 2002, at the end of his first year on Staff. In 2005, he received the same award. Moreover, Assoc Prof Mortele is the program director of several HMS CME courses for which he has received numerous letters of distinction from Dr. Chopra, the Associate Dean of Education at HMS.
Asst Prof Alessandro Furlan
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Chief of Body MRI, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA
Dr. Alessandro Furlan is Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA - USA). He is a faculty member of the Abdominal Imaging division and Chief of Body MRI.
Dr. Furlan has published on several abdominal imaging topics with particular attention to liver diseases. His current research interests include non-invasive diagnostic criteria of hepatocellular carcinoma and imaging of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
He is a passionate teacher and has lectured at national and international radiology meetings. Dr. Furlan is a member of the Liver Imaging Reporting And Data System (LI-RADS) committee and a Corresponding Fellow of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology (ESGAR).