Dr. Ronald L. Arenson is a radiologist at UCSF Medical Center and chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His special interests include picture archival and communication systems, workload and finances in radiology, the future of academic radiology and research training. As department chair, he is responsible for radiology at — UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, San Francisco General Hospital, the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Francisco, Mt. Zion hospital as well as the Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging at China Basin Landing.
Arenson was a systems engineer at IBM from 1963 to 1970. After serving in the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., he joined the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and served as associate chair of clinical services in Radiology and interim vice provost for Computing. Arenson, the Alexander R. Margulis Distinguished Professor of Radiology, joined UCSF in 1992 as radiology chair. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Computer Applications in Radiology. He has served as the president of the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments and the the Academy of Radiology Research.
New York Medical College 1970
Massachusetts General Hospital, Radiology 1974
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