MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - July 17, 2012) - Virtual Radiologic (vRad)
, a technology-enabled national radiology practice and the largest telemedicine company in the world, congratulates its Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Pat Basu, MD
, for his election to the Council on Foreign Relations
and his recent appointment to the Illinois State Board of Health.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in 1921, is an independent nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher with more than 4,500 members worldwide. The CFR brings together a diverse group of members and resources to expand interest and understanding of foreign policy choices and issues.
Basu, a former White House Fellow and Stanford University faculty physician, was also recently appointed by the Governor to the Illinois State Board of Health which advises the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health in meeting health objectives for the state, developing policy, assessing needs and assuring access to services for public health emergencies and other health hazards.
"Pat Basu is an exceptionally gifted physician and visionary leader," said George Morgan, vRad's Chief Executive Officer. "We support Pat in his work, leading the growth and enrichment of our practice, and raising the level of consciousness locally and internationally to improve health and the quality of life."
For photo of Dr. Basu, please visit: http://bit.ly/oXfaK8.
Virtual Radiologic (vRad) is a technology-enabled national radiology practice working in partnership with local radiologists and hospitals to optimize radiology's pivotal role in patient care. vRad's more than 400 radiologists serve 2,700+ facilities, reading 7 million studies annually. Delivering access to extensive subspecialty coverage, vRad contributes to improved quality of patient care. And with its next-generation technology, vRad enhances productivity, helping to lower the overall cost of care while expediting time to accurate diagnosis and treatment. For more information, visit www.vrad.com. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter (@vRad), or "like" us on Facebook.