Director, RAD-AID Ghana
Seth K. Quansah is a Ronald Reagan Fellow of Eureka College, Illinois, where he graduated with honors in Pre-Medical Sciences, Chemistry and Sociology. Originally from Ghana, Mr. Quansah initiated the RAD-AID Ghana program, starting with a radiology-readiness assessment in 2012 and coordinated the implementation of digital imaging workstations and educational workshops at Korle Bu Hospital from 2013 to the present. He works closely with Dr. Henry (Chip) Swett (see bio below) to lead the RAD-AID Ghana program’s clinical operations, and also works with Ms. Sarah Iosifescu for RAD-AID’s educational finance program. Mr. Quansah aims to pursue MD training and further expand the RAD-AID Ghana model to other regions of Africa.
Chip Swett, MD
Program Radiologist, RAD-AID Ghana
Dr. Henry (Chip) Swett is a retired radiologist. He was formerly associate professor of radiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Clinical Chief of Radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was associate director of Medical Informatics at Yale School of Medicine, Director of The Yale Telemedicine Center, Chairman of the Radiology Information System Consortium (RISC), and Founder of Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (now named, SIIM). He was Chair of Radiology at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. As a current manager for the RAD-AID Ghana program, Dr. Swett has led the development of RAD-AID’s program in Ghana, including the implementation of digital radiology workstations, PACS, and clinical training workshops at Korle Bu Hospital.
Sam Friedman, MD
Associate Director, RAD-AID Ghana
Dr. Samuel E. (Sam) Friedman has been a member of Pitts Radiology in Columbia, South Carolina, since 1990, specializing in nuclear medicine as well as diagnostic radiology. He was Chief Technical Officer for many years until switching to part-time status in 2014. He has a keen interest in Radiology Informatics and PACS, and expresses his occasionally-irreverent opinions concerning PACS and other issues on his blog, http://www.doctordalai.com. Since discovering RAD-AID, Dr. Friedman has become active in several global initiatives, concentrating on RIS/PACS and Nuclear Medicine advancement at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. He has also had the honor of visiting the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, as a recipient of the Hyman-Ghesani RAD-AID SNMMI Global Health Scholarship.