April 2021

In recognition of his outstanding, internationally-recognised achievements and leadership in the fields of radiology,government relations, and quality and safety, Professor James P. Borgstede of Colorado Springs, United States,will receive ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2021.

Professor James P. Borgstede is Professor and Vice Chairman of Radiology at the University of Colorado. His administrative responsibilities at the University of Colorado include clinical operations, departmental quality, safety, professional billing, coding, compliance, and human resources. As Vice Chairman, he is a member on the School of Medicine Clinical Leadership Council and his responsibilities with University of Colorado Medicine, Inc. (CU Medicine) include contract negotiations and membership on the Compliance Committee.

Professor Borgstede obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1974. He trained as a radiology resident at the University of Colorado Health Science Center (1975-1978), becoming the Chief Resident in Radiology in 1978, the same year he was certified by the American Board of Radiology. He was a member of a private radiology practice for 27 years in Colorado Springs where he also served as president. He left this practice in 2007 for a fellowship and research in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the University of California at San Diego.

J.P. Borgstede

Professor Borgstede has a particular interest in international radiology services. He has arranged and performed two international service projects, one of which was at Silliman University Medical Center in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, in the Philippines, where he and his family purchased and delivered diagnostic medical sonographic equipment and trained local personnel in its use. The second project was in Enongal Hospital, Ebolowa, Cameroon, and again focused on ultrasound. He was also responsible for starting the American College of Radiology Committee on International Service and has performed working visits to Grace Children's Hospital, Port au Prince, in Haiti.

Throughout his career, Professor Borgstede has served in many radiological roles including Chair of the Research Subcommittee of the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), Past President of the American Board of Radiology, Past President and Past Chairman of the Board of the American College of Radiology (ACR), member and Chair of the Radiological Society of North America's Research and Education Foundation Board of Trustees, Past President of the International Society of Radiology, Past President of the Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP), the Colorado peer assistance program for physicians, and Past President of the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners, acting as a member for eight years and president for five, completing his term in 2001.

He was the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board Liaison for International Affairs (2013-2017) and he is the current President of the Board of Directors of the RSNA.

In acknowledgement of his contribution to radiology, Professor Borgstede was awarded the Gold Medal of the American College of Radiology in 2009, the first Gold Medal of the Colorado Radiological Society in 2012, and the President's Award for Leadership from the University of Colorado Hospital in 2014.

In 2019, he was honored with the Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service Award “In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contribution to the Organizational Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, and Clinical Outcomes and Your Enduring Commitment and Vision” by the University of Colorado Hospital, and was awarded the Honored Educator Award by the Radiological Society of North America.

Professor Borgstede's research is in the areas of socioeconomics, government relations, quality, and safety. He has delivered more than 120 lectures on these topics nationally and internationally.