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Weaver, Williams take Radiology leadership roles

Feb. 9, 2023, 9:29 AM

Jennifer Weaver, MD

by Derek Scancarelli

Jennifer Weaver, MD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, became the section chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, in October 2022, and Jennifer Williams, MD, associate professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, took on the role of section chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging, Feb. 1.

Weaver succeeds Jake Block, MD, vice chair of Clinical Operations and professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, who led the musculoskeletal imaging section for 15 years.

“I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work alongside the highly qualified, collegial and motivated members of the Vanderbilt musculoskeletal imaging section,” Weaver said.

Jennifer Williams, MD

“I look forward to continuing our section’s strong clinical mission established by Dr. Block: to provide high-quality care and timely service to our patients while increasing our educational and research initiatives. Our section has an exciting future ahead of us.”

“We look forward to Dr. Weaver implementing her exciting vision to expand the influence of radiology and the identity of radiologists,” said Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of the department.

Weaver earned her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed a residency in diagnostic radiology as well as a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at the University of Michigan and was previously a faculty member at Eastern Virginia Medical School and the University of New Mexico. Weaver joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2022.

Williams, who previously served as associate section chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, succeeds Brent Savoie, MD, JD, who has accepted a new position at Navvis Healthcare and will remain on faculty at VUMC as a diagnostic radiologist in a clinical capacity.

“I look forward to supporting and contributing to the department in my new role as section chief,” Williams said. “I believe that a variety of factors have prepared me for this next step — Dr. Savoie’s leadership, my role as associate section chief, over 15 years of experience in the department, and the contributions of the great individuals in cardiothoracic imaging.”

“We are lucky to have Dr. Williams step into the leadership of the cardiothoracic section,” Omary said. “She is the perfect choice to help elevate our section to new heights.”

Williams earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed a residency in radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and a fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Carnegie Hill Radiology, both in New York. Williams joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2007.

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