Radiologist Khatri receives TRS scholarship to attend leadership summit

Dr. Gaurav Khatri
Dr. Gaurav Khatri

Dr. Gaurav Khatri‚Äč, Associate Professor of Radiology, has been selected by the Texas Radiological Society (TRS) to attend the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) Leadership Summit at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in September.

As one of three scholarship recipients from across the state, Dr. Khatri will collaborate with business school experts to understand best business theories and research on how to improve radiology practices.

"I am very appreciative of this opportunity to represent our department, as well as the TRS, at the RLI summit this year," Dr. Khatri said. "I look forward to the summit to gain more in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing our specialty in this rapidly changing healthcare landscape."

A highlight of this year's summit is a special session on "lateral leadership" that focuses on how radiology departments address the various constituencies with which they interact and how to lead across the lines for more effective system management.

"I hope to learn how we as radiologists can effectively transform these challenges into opportunities for growth within our departments, with the ultimate goal of delivering better patient care," Dr. Khatri said.

Dr. Khatri's clinical interests include pelvic floor dysfunction; inflammatory bowel disease; and cancers of the liver, pancreas, and rectum. He is the lead radiologist for UT Southwestern's multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer prevention clinic and plays an instrumental role as a liaison between the Department of Radiology and other physicians in the clinic.

As a member of the Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Division, Dr. Khatri has championed new MRI imaging protocols for patients at high risk for developing pancreatic cancer, and implemented a novel reporting system for pancreatic cystic lesions to allow early identification of patients. He is a frequently called upon radiologist for the multidisciplinary hepatocellular carcinoma team, and is often consulted on challenging cases by referring physicians.

Dr. Khatri joined the Radiology faculty in 2010.