Jonathan S. Lewin Elected ARRS President

Leesburg, VA, May 1, 2015—Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, was elected the 115th president of ARRS at its 2015 Annual Meeting last month in Toronto. He succeeds Dr. Melissa Rosado de Christenson, who served as ARRS president from 2014 to 2015.

His acceptance speech provided a clear-eyed look at the current state of health care in the United States, advising radiologists to be prepared for the changes that escalating health care costs and the transition from health care delivery determined by volume to a value-based model will impose upon the field. He encouraged radiologists to use this challenge “as the sun rising on a new and even more exciting era in which we can have an even greater positive effect impact on our patients.”

Dr. Lewin serves as the senior vice president for integrated health care delivery and as co-chair for strategic planning at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Martin Donner Professor and Chairman of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins University and as Radiologist-in-Chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, with secondary appointments as professor of oncology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering.

Dr. Lewin has been a pioneer in interventional and intraoperative MRI whose work has contributed to more than 20 patents. He has published approximately 190 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 60 chapters, reviews, commentaries and other invited papers on topics including the basic science and clinical aspects of interventional and functional MRI and other areas of neuroradiology.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Brown University, Dr. Lewin completed medical school at Yale University in 1985. He interned at Yale-New Haven Hospital and served his residency in diagnostic radiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, after which he completed an MRI research fellowship in Germany, a neuroradiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and additional training in head and neck radiology at the Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital.

Dr. Lewin has served on numerous national committees, editorial boards and grant review groups for foundations and the National Institutes of Health and on the Task Force on Minimally-Invasive Cancer Therapy for the National Cancer Institute.




Founded in 1900, ARRS is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States, and is an international forum for progress in radiology. The Society's mission is to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology. ARRS achieves its mission through an annual scientific and educational meeting, publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and InPractice magazine, topical symposia and webinars, and print and online educational materials. ARRS is located in Leesburg, VA.