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Samantha Schmidt

For Release: January 18, 2008

Thomas H. Berquist, MD, Named as New Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Roentgenology

Thomas H. Berquist, MD, the director of the radiology residency and musculoskeletal fellowship programs at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and professor of radiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine has been named the new editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology. He will begin his term in June.

Dr. Berquist received his B.S. degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and his M.D. degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1975. Following his residency, he served in the U.S. Army and was the chief of radiology at U.S. Kirk Army Hospital from 1975 to 1977. He joined the staff in diagnostic radiology at Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1977 and served as the department’s Vice-Chair from 1986 to 1990. He then moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1990, and became chair of the department of radiology, a position he held until April 1999. During his tenure as chair, he was instrumental in implementing the automated radiology practice for digital imaging.

During his career, Dr. Berquist has been either a member or chair of more than 50 Mayo committees, most of which are related to clinical practice and education. He has also held significant positions of responsibility in several professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Skeletal Radiology. In March 2006, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Radiology.

He is recognized as an accomplished author of 27 widely used radiology textbooks, more than 100 publications, and has given more than 170 lectures and presentations, both nationally and internationally.

“I’m very excited about my new position with such a prestigious journal that continues to educate its readers,” said Dr. Berquist. “I truly believe that education is the catalyst for excellence,” he said.

About ARRS

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) was founded in 1900 and is the oldest radiology society in the United States. Its monthly journal, the American Journal of Roentgenology, began publication in 1906. Radiologists from all over the world attend the ARRS Annual Meeting to take part in instructional courses, scientific paper presentations, symposia, new issues forums and scientific and commercial exhibits related to the field of radiology. The Society is named after the first Nobel Laureate in Physics, Wilhelm Röentgen, who discovered the X-ray in 1895.

The American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) is a highly respected peer-reviewed monthly radiology journal published by the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). For almost 100 years, the AJR has been recognized as one of the best specialty journals in the world. The ARRS and AJR are named after Wilhelm Röentgen, who discovered the x-ray in 1895. For more information, visit


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