Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH

Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH
Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH

Columbus, OH

Pari V. Pandharipande, MD, MPH, is the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board liaison for government relations. 

“I am deeply honored to be selected for a role on the RSNA Board of Directors,” Dr. Pandharipande said. “Everything that RSNA does—in supporting our clinical practices today, and in investing in the education, research, and innovation that will shape our field tomorrow—is grounded in the same, patient-first mission that motivated me to pursue a career in medicine and radiology years ago. I am so excited to be part of it, and to have the opportunity to contribute in this way.”

Dr. Pandharipande is professor and chair of radiology at The Ohio State University (OSU) and chief of radiology services for OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. She was previously at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston for 17 years as an abdominal radiologist and physician-scientist.

After earning her medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Dr. Pandharipande completed an internship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, both in New York. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at New York University Medical Center. She concurrently completed a cancer outcomes research fellowship and an abdominal imaging clinical fellowship at MGH, where she also earned a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

An experienced leader, Dr. Pandharipande served as associate chair of integrated imaging & imaging sciences at MGH, leading an enterprise-wide project at Mass General Brigham involving the clinical integration of the enterprise’s imaging services. At MGH, she also served as the director of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment, a multidisciplinary health outcomes research institute. Dr. Pandharipande also led an NIH (R01)-funded research program centered in imaging and cancer outcomes, which continues at OSU.

Dr. Pandharipande served as chair of the American Cancer Society’s Healthcare Outcomes, Policy and Systems (HOPS) grant review committee and is a new member of the NIH’s Organization and Delivery of Health Services (ODHS) study section. She serves on the advisory board of ACR’s Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and is a past president of the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research within the Association of University Radiologists. She has served on numerous ACR committees, including serving seven years as chair of the Incidental Findings Committee. She has closely mentored more than 20 individuals, including learners and faculty members who have pursued careers in both academic medicine and private practice.

Dr. Pandharipande is the newly selected chair of the RSNA Government Relations committee, where she will work to build relations with RSNA and federal agencies with a goal of accelerating imaging innovation and imaging care delivery in the U.S. She also serves on the RSNA Research Development Committee and the Radiology Editorial Board as an associate editor for health policy and practice. 

For a decade, Dr. Pandharipande was a special consulting editor of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) where she developed and led the Best Practices series. She has continued as a member-at-large of the AJR editorial board. Dr. Pandharipande also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Her work has earned numerous awards in recognition of her research and leadership, including the RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, the Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award from the American Association of Women in Radiology, the RSNA Honored Educator Award, election to the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Council of Distinguished Investigators, and selection for participation in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program at Drexel University.