MAYWOOD, Il. -- Dr. Kathleen Ward, Medical Director of Women's Health Imaging at Loyola University Health System, has been elected President of the Illinois Radiological Society.
The society, comprised of physicians and physicists certified by the American Board of Radiology, is the Illinois chapter of the American College of Radiology. The society includes two local divisions: Chicago Radiological Society and Central Illinois Radiological Society.
Ward is past president of the American Association for Women Radiologists and the Chicago Radiological Society. She also was founding secretary of the Resident Physician Section of the Chicago Radiological Society, the first radiology resident section in the nation and the model for the Resident and Physician Section of the American College of Radiology. She received the honorary degree of Fellowship from the American College of Radiology in large part due to her contributions to local and national radiology organizations.
Ward received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and an imaging fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Stritch.
Ward lives in Palos Park with her husband, Dr. Mark Reiter, an internist, and children, Elizabeth and Daniel.
"I am honored to be the newly elected president of the Illinois Radiological Society and look forward to serving Illinois radiologists in this capacity," Ward said.
The Illinois Radiological Society includes nearly 1,200 radiologists and physicists. It works to advance the science of radiology and improve radiological services. It also monitors legislation related to diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear safety.