UVA Radiology Keynote Lecture Series: “Are You an Expert? A Case-Based Assessment of Medicolegal Expertise”

January 12, 2022 by   |   Leave a Comment

Speakers: Robert L. Vogelzang, MD; Thomas A. Sos, MD; Mary Lee Jensen, MD
Moderated by: Dr. Ziv Haskal

Wednesday, January 26th

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the legal definition of standard of care and how it is applied in medicolegal litigation
  2. Recognize the essential role that medical experts play in the medicolegal field
  3. Recognize the difference between the legal definition of standard of care and the clinical meaning of standard of care

About the Speakers

Photo of Robert L. Vogelzang, MD, Professor of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional RadiologyRobert L. Vogelzang, MD
Professor of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Dr. Robert Vogelzang, MD is a interventional radiology specialist in Chicago, IL.  He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Vogelzang completed a residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago.

He currently practices at Northwestern Medicine Center For Complex Gynecology and is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

Photo of Thomas A. Sos, MD, Professor of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical CollegeThomas A. Sos, MD
Professor of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College

A specialist in Interventional Radiology, Dr. Thomas A. Sos is widely regarded as one of the world’s top authorities in both renal angioplasty and stenting. Dr. Sos is a pioneer in his field and has designed numerous devices for interventional radiology, including the first micro-catheter, the “Sos Open-Ended Guidewire” (Bard, Inc), the first shaped embolization coil, a small vessel PTA catheter, and  selective and flush catheters.

Dr. Sos served as President of SIR (Society of Interventional Radiology)/SCVIR from 1986-1987 during the society’s early expansion – an expansion strongly advocated by Dr. Sos. He was instrumental in opening up the Society from a small group of mostly academic interventional radiologists to a much larger, more diverse group that welcomed all individuals who practiced interventional radiology. In addition to clinical care and research, Dr. Sos spent much of his career training and teaching fellows, many of whom are now major contributors to the field of interventional radiology in their own right.

Photo of Dr. Mary E. Jensen, Professor of Radiology at UVA HealthMary Lee Jensen, MD
Professor, UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Mary Jensen, MD, is a leader in neurointerventional radiology and neurointerventional radiology research. Dr. Jensen specializes in performing minimally invasive treatments for neurological conditions such as brain aneurysms, stroke, carotid artery disease, intracranial vascular stenosis, brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and fistulas (AVF) and spinal disorders, including spinal fractures, arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas. She helped pioneer various treatments for cerebral aneurysms, including endovascular coiling techniques. Dr. Jensen also helped develop the first percutaneous vertebroplasty technique in the U.S. used to stabilize spinal compression fractures. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, presented more than 280 invited lectures, participated in multiple clinical trials and has trained numerous fellows who have gone on to practice at some of the top hospitals in the country.

Photo of Bruce Gehle, JD, COO and General Counsel of the Piedmont Liability TrustBruce Gehle, JD
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Piedmont Liability Trust

As the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the Piedmont Liability Trust, Bruce Gehle, JD, works to direct the Trust’s overall functions, including strategic planning, investment review, budgeting and funding requirements, premium assessments, cash flow, claims reserves and disposition, HIPAA compliance, supervision of Trust risk management, and oversight of legal service support to Trust Covered Persons. Bruce directs Trust educational programming with an annual lecture series, and supports to the UVA School of Medicine’s Clinical Departments by providing focused medical/legal education to attendings and their house staff.

Meet the Moderator

UVA Professor, Dr. Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIRDr. Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR
Professor, UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Dr. Haskal is a tenured professor of radiology and medical imaging in the Division of Interventional Radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He received his M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. As a sought after teacher and educator, Dr. Haskal has given more than 500 invited lectures worldwide and been awarded numerous honorary fellowships, national, international and societal awards for leadership, service and research excellence. He has designed, participated or led more than 40 research trials. Dr. Haskal has also published more than 400 scientific manuscripts, chapters, review, abstracts and editorials in journals ranging from Human Gene Therapy and the New England Journal of Medicine, to Circulation, JVIR, Radiology, Hepatology and more. Dr. Haskal was the editor in chief of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) from 2011-2020, doubling its manuscript submissions, raising its impact factor and introducing numerous print, electronic and new media offerings.


Flyer for the Keynote Lecture on January 26th, 2022



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