William D. Boswell Jr., M.D., will join City of Hope as professor and chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology.
A fellow of the American College of Radiology for nearly 20 years, Boswell begins at City of Hope on March 1. His recruitment culminates a nationwide search.
|William Boswell Jr. (Photo courtesy of William Boswell Jr.)|
Boswell is professor of clinical radiology and urology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). He also serves as associate chair of radiology at the Keck School and chief of diagnostic radiology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he has held since the hospital opened in 1982.
“Dr. Boswell is one of the finest radiologists I have ever known. He is a superb clinician, colleague, academician, administrator and leader,” said Alexandra Levine, M.D., M.A.C.P., City of Hope’s chief medical officer. “He is known as an exceptional collaborator both clinically and in terms of research. We are extremely fortunate to have been able to recruit Dr. Boswell to City of Hope.”
Boswell is renowned as an authority in the areas of telemedicine and telehealth — using modern communications technology to enhance patient care within and beyond the clinical environment. His radiological expertise focuses on oncologic imaging.
His research focuses on urologic cancers, hematologic malignancies and the multimodality imaging of cancer patients. He has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 16 grants funded by the National Cancer Institute, the National Library of Medicine and the Department of Agriculture, among others. The author of 90 peer-reviewed papers, he has delivered numerous presentations nationally and internationally.
At USC Norris, Boswell was chief of staff from 1998 to 2002 and has served on the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee since 1983. He participated on USC’s Institutional Review Board from 1979 through 1996. Additionally, he has been active on the board of directors of USC Care Medical Group.
Born and raised in Harrisburg, Penn., Boswell earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson Medical College. He completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in vascular radiology.