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(Boston) – Anna Chacko, MD, has been named vice chairman of the Division of Radiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and professor of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).
For the past five years, Chacko served as chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. She previously served as the radiology adviser to the Surgeon General for the United States Army.
Chacko received her medical degree from the Institute of Medical Sciences at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Hawaii. From 1975 to 1977, she completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. From 1988 to 1989, Chacko completed a second fellowship in magnetic resonance from the University of Rochester.
Chacko was instrumental in developing Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), digital ultrasound and digital mammography for the U.S. military and played a critical role in installing one of the very first PACS in the country.
She has been active in numerous professional societies, including the American College of Physician Executives and the American Society of Clinic Radiology, of which she was president. She is the recipient of the Scholastic Award of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the Norwich Eaton Scholarship Award for Society of Military Otolaryngology.