We are pleased and excited to announce, after a national search, the appointment of Kristen DeStigter, M.D., FACR, as Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, and Health Care Service Chief of Radiology at the University of Vermont Medical Center, effective immediately.
Dr. DeStigter is the John P. and Kathryn H. Tampas Green and Gold Professor of Radiology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine and has served since 2014 as the Interim Chair of the department.
Dr. DeStigter holds a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a body imaging fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. She joined the UVM faculty in 2001 as Assistant Professor and attending radiologist and was named Vice Chair in 2004 and promoted to full Professor in 2013. Inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 2013, she has served as President of the Vermont Chapter of the ACR, and serves on the ACR International Outreach Committee. She is also Chair of the International Radiology Education Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Dr. DeStigter is co-founder and President of Imaging the World, a nonprofit organization that developed and uses a new sustainable model for ultrasound imaging, making basic life-saving diagnosis accessible in rural and resource-limited regions of the world.
In 2016, Dr. DeStigter received the ACR Foundation Global Humanitarian Award for her work to improve radiological care throughout the world. Later that year the RSNA bestowed upon her its Outstanding Educator Award. Dr. DeStigter’s scholarly work focuses on unique applications of ultrasonography in rural medicine, provision of integrated medical imaging in underserved communities, and medical education in diagnostic radiology.