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Meet our Speakers

Jeffrey R. Galvin, M.D


Professor of Radiology and Medicine, University of Maryland
Chief, Pulmonary and Mediastinal imaging, American Institute for Radiologic Pathology



Dr. Galvin is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine (Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care) at the University of Maryland and is currently the Chief of Pulmonary and Mediastinal imaging at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (Silver Spring, MD). He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology. He was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Iowa and then Chief of Chest imaging before being appointed Distinguished Scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in 1997. He is a member of the Fleishner Society and is focused on improving our understanding of diffuse lung injury through radiologic-pathologic correlation.



  • M.D. Northwestern University School of Medicine (1975)

  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Butterworth Hospital (1976-78)

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1979-81)

  • Residency, Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1984-88)


Research Interests:

  • Imaging of interstitial lung diseases

  • Imaging of smoking-related lung diseases

  • Imaging techniques to evaluate pulmonary structure and function

  • Ultrafast CT in cardiac imaging

  • The relationship between cigarette smoke and fibrosis as defined by imaging parameters.

  • The effect of Radiologic-pathologic correlation on final pulmonary diagnosis

  • The utility of on-line databases for teaching and diagnosis.


Source: Jeffrey R. Galvin, M.D. | University of Maryland Medical Center 

 Gerald F. Abbott, M.D

Dr. Gerald F. Abbott is a thoracic radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Abbott is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He received Fellowship training in thoracic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.


He has co-authored many scholarly publications in the academic literature and is the co-author of 8 textbooks of thoracic imaging.


For many years, Dr. Abbott served on the lecturing faculty of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and has lectured widely on the national and international stage. He is currently Co-course director of the HRCT Course at the American College of Radiology (ACR) Education Center.


Dr. Abbott served as President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology following his years of service as chairman of the society’s Education Committee. He is the recipient of multiple Teaching Awards, including an Outstanding Educator award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in 2015. He was named the 2016 Distinguished Educator of the Year by the American Roentgen Ray Society.


Teri J. Franks, M.D


Senior Pulmonary & Mediastinal Pathologist,

Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency,

Joint Pathology Centre




Dr. Franks is the Senior Pathologist in Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology for the Department of Defense at the Joint Pathology Center.

She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

She joined the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in 1998 as a Pathologist, concentrating her practice in Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology, and served as the Chair of the Department of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology from 2005 through 2009.

She has served as a grant reviewer for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute/National Institutes of Health, and on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, the Asbestos Guidelines Committee of the College of American Pathology/Pulmonary Pathology Society, and the Protocol Review Committee for the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Network of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute/National Institutes of Health.




  • M.D. Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine (1977)

  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Butterworth Hospital (1977-78)

  • Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1981-84)

  • Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1985-86)


Research Interests:


  • Radiologic-pathologic correlation of diffuse parenchymal lung disease, and pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions of the lung

  • Genesis and diagnosis diffuse parenchymal lung disease, particularly lung fibrosis and cigarette smoke related lung injury


    Source: Teri J. Franks, MD | The Joint Pathology Center

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