James A. Brink, MD, a physician and electrical engineer who has served as Radiologist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2013, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He will begin the new role on Sept. 13.
Brink, who will retain his role at Massachusetts General Hospital, will also serve as Mass General Brigham Chief of Enterprise Radiology, overseeing the enterprise radiology service. In these roles, Brink will work with radiology leaders across the Mass General Brigham system to implement best practices through clinical integration, ensuring the best possible experience, care and outcomes for our patients.
Brink received his radiology specialty training at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as Chair of Radiology at Yale for seven years prior to his return eight years ago. He is a past president of the American Roentgen Ray Society and the American College of Radiology and has received numerous national and international awards for his academic contributions and leadership in the specialty of radiology.
“Jim is a collaborative and committed leader who has worked closely alongside the Brigham Radiology leadership team over the past eight years. His depth and breadth of experience make him uniquely positioned to build on the synergies that have already been created between the Brigham and MGH and to partner with Radiology leaders across the system to build an enterprise-wide Radiology service,” said Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, interim president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Catherine S. Giess, MD, has been serving as interim chair of the Brigham’s Department of Radiology over the past year following the appointment of Giles W.L. Boland, MD, to president of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization in 2020. She will continue to serve in this capacity until the leadership transition on Sept. 13.