Amy Patel, MD, 2004 graduate of Chillicothe High School, was the recipient of the American College of Radiology Association (ACRA) Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award at the American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Meeting last month.

Amy Patel, MD, 2004 graduate of Chillicothe High School, was the recipient of the American College of Radiology Association (ACRA) Howard Fleishon MD Advocate of the Year Award at the American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Meeting last month. Dr. Fleishon is known for being instrumental in the establishment of the ACR's political advocacy efforts. Patel was the recipient of this award due to her involvement in growing the Radiology Advocacy Network with ACRA, a grassroots radiology political advocacy network which ensures radiologists’ voices are heard on behalf of their patients at the local, state, and federal levels. She is the youngest radiologist and first female to be a recipient of this award. She serves on various committees in the ACR, including as vice chair of the Patient Family and Centered Care Economics Committee, the Breast Economics Committee, and the Commission on Government Relations. She is also a former ACR Rutherford Lavanty Fellow in Government Relations and recipient of the Radiology Leadership Institute Summit Scholarship. Patel was recently a breast radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and an instructor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. Beginning in July 2018, she will be the medical director of the Women’s Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital and overseeing the breast imaging services at Lafayette Regional Health Center, Carroll County Community Hospital, Cameron Regional Medical Center, Ray County Memorial Hospital, Excelsior Springs Hospital, and Harrison County Community Hospital. Patel is the daughter of Chris and Neela Patel, of Chillicothe, Mo.