Dr. Nathan Cross appointed as Vice-Chair of Informatics

A photo of Dr. Nathan Cross. In the photo, Dr. Cross smiles at the camera. He wears glasses, a white lab coat, and a button-up shirt and tie.The UW Radiology Department is pleased to announce that associate professor Nathan Cross, M.D., M.S., CIIP, has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair of Informatics. In this role, Dr. Cross will continue his work on optimizing the faculty’s utilization of the imaging services informatics, assisting in strategic planning for informatics in the department, aiding in implementing quantitative indicators (i.e. dashboards) for systems utilization and productivity, and he will have a leadership role in operational and capital planning, personnel recruitment, hiring, retention, and performance evaluation. 

Dr. Cross is known for his innovative and collaborative approach to Informatics. He has demonstrated his commitment to providing the highest quality infrastructure to the department for a seamless and effective solution to the vital foundation of our imaging services, providing exceptional care to the patients we serve, the practitioners within the UW enterprise, and the community.  

Dr. Cross received his B.S.E. degree in 2006 (majoring in Biomedical Engineering), and his M.D. degree in 2010, both from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his radiology residency at the University of Washington in 2015. Nathan received certification from the American Board of Imaging Informatics, Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) in 2014.

At the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his neuroradiology fellowship in 2016, his Imaging Informatics Fellowship in 2017, and was also a Neuroradiology Acting Instructor there from 2016-2017. In 2017, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, Neuroradiology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2023.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology, with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ), Neuroradiology in 2018. Nathan received Certification from the American Board of Preventative Medicine, Clinical Informatics in January 2023. 

He is a member of the Washington State Radiological Society, American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Medical Association, the Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Neuroradiology, Association of University Radiologists, and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. 

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