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Richard Duszak Jr., MD, Radiology, Jackson, MS, University of Mississippi Medical Center

RichardL.DuszakJr.MD

Radiology Jackson, MS

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of Mississippi

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Summary

  • Richard Duszak, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

    Past Council Speaker and current member of Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak serves as Chair of the ACR’s Commission for Leadership and Practice Development which oversees its Radiology Leadership Institute. An outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and leader in physician payment policy, including former CPT Editorial Panel executive committee member, he has served on the editorial boards of several medical journals and a daily metropolitan newspaper.

    Recognized by the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research with its Distinguished Investigator Award and the Association of University Radiologists with its Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research Achievement Award, Duszak has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Radiology, a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology, and as the first ever physician fellow of the Radiology Business Management Association. His scholarly pursuits focus largely on radiology health policy (particularly imaging access and workforce, utilization, and payment systems). He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and delivered over 500 national invited lectures.

    A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Duszak completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Duke University and his fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He came to UMMC from Emory University where he served as Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Prior to joining Emory, Duszak served as Founding CEO of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. He previously spent nearly two decades in private practice, where he served as president of a large radiology group in his home state of Pennsylvania.
  • Duszak UMMC Faculty Profile

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Interventional Radiology - Independent, 1994 - 1995
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Radiology-Diagnostic, 1990 - 1994
  • York Hospital
    York HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1989 - 1990
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineClass of 1989
  • La Salle University
    La Salle UniversityB.A., Biology, Maxima Cum Laude, General University Honors, 1981 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • MS State Medical License
    MS State Medical License 2006 - 2025
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2013 - 2022
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2006 - 2015
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1992 - 2014
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1992 - 1998
  • American Board of Radiology Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons Diagnostic Radiology
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Achievement Award for Outstanding Health Services Research Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research, 2021
  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Researcher Award Emory University Department of Radiology, 2020
  • Distinguished Investigator Award The Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research, 2019
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Emergency Department Imaging Superusers  
    Adam Prater, Richard Duszak, Kush Singh, Emergency Radiology
  • Characteristics of MR Neuroimaging Services Billed by Radiologists Versus Nonradiologists  
    R Jr Duszak, P P Harkey, P E Sharp, American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • Use and Cost of Actinic Keratosis Destruction in the Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service Population, 2007 to 2015  
    Robert A Swerlick, Howa Yeung, Richard Jr Duszak, Suephy C Chen, JAMA
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Disparities in the Contemporary Clinical Management of Stage 1A Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Study
    Kokabi N, Xing M, Applegate KE, Camacho JC, Howard DH, Kim HS, 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, 1/1/2015
  • National Specialty Trends in Breast Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries over 2 Decades
    Sadigh G, Hemingway J, Hughes DR, Newell MS, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Association of University Radiologists, 1/1/2015
  • How Much Do Common Imaging Studies Cost? A Nationwide Survey of Radiology Trainees
    Vijayasarathi A, Hughes D, Hawkins CM, Mullins ME, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Association of University Radiologists, 1/1/2015
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Lectures

  • The Economics of Breast Imaging: Past, Present, and Future 
    Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA - 1/31/2015
  • How Do Physicians Get Paid? 
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2014 - 1/29/2015
  • Evolving Healthcare Payment Models: What Do They Mean for Medical Imaging? 
    Charleston, SC - 1/28/2015
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Other

Press Mentions

  • Here’s What Radiologists Should Do After They’ve Committed an Error
    Here’s What Radiologists Should Do After They’ve Committed an ErrorSeptember 10th, 2021
  • New Study Reveals 75% of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Face Financial Toxicity
    New Study Reveals 75% of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Face Financial ToxicitySeptember 8th, 2020
  • New Study Finds COVID-19 Impact on Community Radiology Practices
    New Study Finds COVID-19 Impact on Community Radiology PracticesJuly 9th, 2020
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Hospital Affiliations