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DeStigter Inducted as Fellow in American College of Radiology

Kristen DeStigter
UVM Associate Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Radiology at Fletcher Allen Kristen DeStigter, M.D. (Photo by Raj Chawla, UVM Medical Photography)

University of Vermont Associate Professor of Radiology Kristen DeStigter, M.D., was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR) at a ceremony that took place during the organization’s Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference, held May 4 to 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist, radiation oncologist or medical physicist, recognition as a fellow of ACR is bestowed upon members who demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 10 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.

DeStigter, who also serves as vice chair of radiology and a radiologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care, received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and completed a diagnostic radiology residency and body imaging fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She is the president of the Vermont Chapter of the ACR, serves on the ACR Council Steering Committee, and is co-founder of Imaging the World, a nonprofit organization that developed and uses a new sustainable model for ultrasound imaging, making basic life-saving diagnosis accessible in the poorest regions of the world.

The ACR is a national nonprofit association serving more than 34,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.