LAURA R. CARUCCI, MD, FSAR
Laura R. Carucci, MD, FSAR, is Professor of Radiology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Following completion of her residency and fellowship training in Abdominal and Gastrointestinal imaging at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the faculty at VCU in 2002. She is currently Director of CT and MR imaging for the department of radiology. She performs and interprets abdominal and pelvic CT, MRI and GI/GU fluoroscopy studies. Her research interests are primarily in GI radiology, and in particular postoperative imaging. Dr. Carucci is the Specialty Chair of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria panel for GI Imaging and the chair of the Society of Abdominal Radiology GERD disease-focused panel. She is also on the editorial board of Radiographics as chair of gastrointestinal imaging.
THOMAS J. EICHLER, MD
Dr. Eichler was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, where winter was always just around the corner. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies in 1974 from the University of Notre Dame. After an unsuccessful attempt to get into medical school, he and his wife-to-be, Alison, moved to northern Virginia in 1980 and found work with the Folger Theatre. After marrying Alison in 1981 and still restless to be a doctor, he applied to and was admitted to MCV and received his MD in 1987. He did his post graduate training at the Massey Cancer Center in radiation oncology and was Board-certified in 1993. With the exception of a 3-year stint at the Louis Busch Hager Cancer Center in Cooperstown, NY, Dr. Eichler has spent his entire career in central Virginia and retired from full-time practice after 17 years at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital. He currently works part-time for VCU Health at their satellite cancer clinics.
He has been active in the American Society for Radiation Oncology or ASTRO, the largest radiation oncology professional society in the world, for over 25 years and was accorded Fellowship in 2013 and elected President in 2018. He is active in a number of local, national and international cancer-related organizations as well as volunteer work in the community. He has been seen in multiple area stage productions over the past 10 years and remains an avid reader and ardent sports fan.
SUSAN KRONER, MD
Dr. Susan Kroner graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine and went on to complete a transitional internship at Metrowest Medical Center. She started her diagnostic radiology residency at Hartford Hospital and finished at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed a fellowship in bone and joint imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kroner is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. During her fellowship, Dr. Kroner coauthored a musculoskeletal imaging book. She was a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and assistant clinical professor of radiology at Brown University prior to joining Commonwealth Radiology. Dr. Kroner served as the President for the Medical Staff at Richmond Community Hospital during 2018 and 2019, and continues to serve on the Medical Executive Committee and the Credential's committee. She is a past president of the Richmond Radiological Society. She has been a certified densitometrist with the International Society of Clinical Densitometry since 1998. Her special interests include MRI, orthopedic radiology including musculoskeletal ultrasound, bone densitometry, and women’s imaging. She is currently the Chair of Radiology at Richmond Community Hospital and Medical Director at the Laburnum Diagnostic Imaging Center.
KENNETH HITE, MD
Dr. Hite is a cum laude undergraduate of The College of William and Mary. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hite completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He served as the chief resident from 2004-2005. Dr. Hite specializes in body and musculoskeletal imaging, with a particular interest in MRI. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and has an active license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dr. Hite has been an active member of the Virginia Chapter, ACR, serving as its president from 2013 – 2015 and currently serving as a Councilor on the Board of the Virginia Chapter, ACR.
SCOTT RABER, MD
Dr. Raber is a native of Kentucky but proudly calls Virginia home for the past 17 years after completing a Radiology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Raber spent 14 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, both as a Flight Surgeon with the Marines and as a Radiologist. He was awarded the US Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service.
After leaving military service for private practice, Dr. Raber has been actively engaged in national and international service to radiology throughout his career by serving as President-Elect of the ACR Nebraska chapter, sojourning to Louisville, KY annually as an ABR oral board examiner in musculoskeletal radiology, and providing pro bono guidance in shaping CT and Ultrasound imaging at Tenwek and Kijabe Hospitals in Kenya and Myung Sung Hospital in Ethiopia, as a missionary radiologist.
Dr. Raber has been quite involved with the ACR’s Quality and Safety program since 2007, currently serving as an Accreditation Reviewer for MRI, Ultrasound, and CT modalities. He is the current national Chair of CT accreditation for the ACR, responsible for 7400 U.S. Sites and over 10,400 CT units. Dr. Raber likewise is a national reviewer for the ACR’s premier Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) Program.
Dr. Raber has spent the last 6 years as a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, where he started a bio-skills cadaver laboratory for pain management methods, taught 20+ radiology residents, was boarded in Cardiac CT, and was recognized with the Master Clinician Award in Radiology.
Recently, Dr. Raber is excited to provide professional services for Medical Center Radiologists of VA Beach and Carilion Clinic Radiology of Roanoke. He looks forward to actively promoting the Virginia Chapter of the ACR. On his off time, Dr. Raber enjoys hiking and biking with his wife Kirstin and spending time with their four daughters!
MARK VAUGHN, MD
Mark Vaughn, MD is a partner in Commonwealth Radiology, a private practice in Richmond, Virginia. After an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, he completed medical school and residency at MCV/VCU. He practices general radiology with focuses on breast imaging, body imaging, and image guided procedures. A past president for the Virginia Chapter of the ACR, he currently serves as an Alternate Councilor.
ACR Fellowship is awarded to members of the College in good standing who have demonstrated service to ACR; evidenced significant accomplishments in scientific or clinical research in the field of radiology; made significant contributions to literature; and/or provided outstanding work as a teacher of radiology. Only 10 percent of College members have been awarded this honor.
Fellowship is awarded to diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, medical physicists, and nuclear medicine physicians at the Convocation held during the ACR annual meeting.
The degree of Fellow of the American College of Radiology has been conferred on the members listed below who have been approved and elected by the ACR Board of Chancellors.