Mass Radiologic Society Appointment





NEWTON, Mass. (May 27, 2009) – A. Alan Semine, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging and Medical Director of the Auerbach Breast Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, was recently elected President of the Massachusetts Radiological Society after serving as an officer of the Society for the past four years.

Prior to joining Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 2002, Dr. Semine was Associate Radiologist at the Faulkner Sagoff Center for Breast Imaging and Diagnosis. He was a member of the Brigham & Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals Board of Trustees.

“The efforts to reform health care are gaining momentum at both the federal and state levels,” said Dr. Semine. “Reining in utilization of high cost imaging is an important objective. However, imaging is an essential and valuable resource in the care of our patients, a tool that decreases cost by directing and optimizing management. We need to eliminate inappropriate and wasteful use of high cost imaging while protecting access for appropriate utilization.”

Dr. Semine received an A.B. from Harvard University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He interned at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and completed both his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship in Nuclear Radiology, Ultrasound and CT at Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Dr. Semine has authored numerous publications and lectured widely, including at national and international conferences. He is Clinical Professor of Radiology at Tufts University and is a member of several medical societies including the AMA, the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Breast Imaging. He is a Delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society from the Charles River District. Dr. Semine resides in Weston with his family.

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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