TRS 2019-2020 Committees
Resident Fellow Section (RFS)
Chair: Jesse Conyers, MD, Dallas UTSW
Vice Chair: Sarah Eberson, MD, Houston BCOM
Secretary Treasurer: Rene Roberts, MD, Houston BCOM
Rad. Onc. Rep: Sergio Jaramillo, MD, Houston BCOM
BOD Liaison: Andrew Farach, MD
Staff: Amie Driggers
RFS Governing Council
Governing Council Representatives:
- Rene Roberts, MD, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
- Taylor Maloney, BS, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
- Hakeem F. Hindi, MD, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Educ. Consortium
- Kurren Desai, MD, Baylor Scott & White
- Anthony Rohana, DO, Texas Tech University EL Paso
- Farhan Ahmad, MD, UTMB Galveston
- Vaeman Chintamaneni, MD, UT Houston
- Fadi Nemeh, MD, UTHSCSA
- Lauren Kolski, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
- Andrew Farach, MD, BOD Liaison
- Amie Driggers, Staff
How to Become a TRS Member?
Membership is free for residents. To become a member, make sure your Program Director provides your information to the ACR!
Attend a TRS Annual Meeting!
Residents receive complimentary registration and Program Directors designate some residents to receive complimentary hotel rooms.
Residents can attend general session or the Resident Case Review Course.
The Case Review Course is a fast-paced, case heavy 1 ½ day review course that has been designed by residents, for residents (and fellows). Topics are covered by top lecturers from programs across the state.
Residents are also encouraged to attend the Resident Career Fair Reception where radiology groups from around the state socialize with residents and present about their practice models and future employment opportunities.
Learn more visiting our RFS Annual Meeting page.
TRS Annual Fellowship Opportunities
Legislative Fellowship (every 2 years)
- Two Texas radiology residents will visit Austin for a two-day fellowship in February
- Applications are accepted in the Fall before the Legislative year all
- All reasonable expenses, including mileage, meals and lodging (up to $1,000.00 inclusive), will be covered by the TRS Political Action Committee (PAC).
The TRS Legislative and Government Relations Fellowships will give radiology residents with a specific interest in public policy direct exposure to the lawmaking process during the Texas Legislative session.
The goals of the fellowship include:
1) Informing residents of the impact state government regulation can have on their practice
2) Motivating the fellows to advocate for radiology once in practice
3) Highlighting the role TRS serves in representing and protecting its membership before policymakers, as well as helping shape the future of radiology in Texas.
Fellows can expect an informal yet personalized venue in which to experience a “field trip” with Imperium Public Affairs in Austin (TRS’s lobbying firm), to directly observe the full spectrum of the Texas legislative process at every level possible, as conveniently as possible.
Radiology Associates of North Texas - James M. Moorefield Fellowship in Ecomonics & Health Policy
- The TRS Foundation is pleased to sponsor one Texas resident or fellow each year to participate in the The RANT/James M. Moorefield, MD, Economics Fellowship, which takes place in the ACR Economics & Health Policy Department.
- The TRS Foundation sends out a call for applications annually for the RANT/Moorefield Fellowship to all resident and fellow members on March 1st. Applications are accepted from third-year and fourth-year residents and fellows.
- Click here to apply for the RANT/Moorefield Fellowship
This Fellowship provides radiology residents direct exposure to the College’s economics activities. The department is responsible for all ACR activities involving the reimbursement and health policy issues that affect the practices of radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and medical physicists.
The two-week program is designed to better inform residents about reimbursement and medical policy issues, including development of new CPT codes, the valuation process, national and local Medicare coverage of radiology and radiation oncology procedures, and coverage by third-party payers and managed care organizations.
TRS Foundation Sponsored RANT/Moorefield Fellowship Participants:
- 2019 – Kevin Wang, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
- 2018 – Zachary Jeng, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
- 2017 – Ryan Jones, MD (University of Southwestern)
- 2016 – Jeffrey Stevens, MD (Baylor Scott & White Health)
- 2015 – Melissa Chen, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship in Government Relations
- The TRS Foundation is pleased to sponsor one resident each year to participate in the Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship in Government Relations at the American College of Radiology.
- The TRS Foundation sends out a call for applications annually for the Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship to all resident members on March 1st.
- Click here to apply for the Rutherford-Lavanty fellowship
The fellowship allows residents to gain an understanding of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes and the ACR role therein. It also informs residents about the governmental factors that play important roles in shaping the future of radiology.
This one-week program includes historical background on ACR congressional activities, exposure to the ACR Government Relations division and its relationship to the other activities of the ACR.
TRS Foundation Sponsored Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship Participants:
- 2019 – Jesse Conyers, MD (UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
- 2018 – Insun Chong, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
- 2017 – Nita Kommula, MD (UTMB)
- 2016 – Stephen Herrmann, MD (University of Texas Medical Branch)
- 2015 – Sean Raj, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
- 2014 – Evans Heithaus, MD (Baylor University Medical Center)
- 2013 – Sadia Choudhery, MD (University of Texas Southwestern)
- 2012 – Justin Muhlenberg, MD (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
- 2011 – Michael Jordan Ray, MD (Baylor University Medical Center)
- 2010 – Julie Moyers, MD (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
ACR Annual Fellowship Opportunities
ACR fellowships provide members-in-training with opportunities to experience vital activities of the College in the areas of government relations, economics and health policy, quality and safety, education, health services research, and radiation oncology. Visit ACR's Fellowship page for more information.
The Guiberteau Award for Resident Excellence is made possible by a generous gift to the TRS Foundation from Milton J. Guiberteau, MD, FACR.
Dr. Guiberteau, a past-President of both the TRS and the ACR, is known for his service and achievements in organized radiology and a lifetime of personal mentoring and teaching of radiology residents in Texas as well as nationally and internationally through his textbooks and writings in his subspecialty of nuclear medicine.
The J. Mitchell, George, and Stephen Brown Award for Resident Excellence in Radiation
Oncology is made possible by a generous endowment to the TRS Foundation from George
R. Brown, MD, FACR, and Stephen L. Brown, MD, FACR.
Drs. George and Stephen Brown are past presidents of the Texas Radiological Society and created this award to recognize resident excellence in radiation oncology and to encourage radiation oncologist involvement with the TRS.