Executive Committee Nominations

Dear ISS Members,

On behalf of the ISS Nominating Committee, I am pleased to inform you that the following members have been nominated for elected positions:


Christine Chung, MD (radiologist, USA)

Christine Chung is a tenured Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her undergraduate training and medical school at the University of Iowa, with radiology residency at The Ohio State University. Upon completion of a musculoskeletal imaging fellowship at UCSD under the direction of Don Resnick, Mini Pathria and Dave Sartorius, Dr. Chung joined them as faculty. She went on to develop a research career as a translational researcher, and established the UCSD MSK Imaging Research Lab, supported by longstanding grant funding from the NIH and Veterans Administration Medical Center. Her research focus emphasizes the non-invasive MR characterization of musculoskeletal tissues using both histology and material property as reference standards. She has over 175 peer review manuscripts in scientific journals. She has edited three MSK textbooks. She was recognized for her research accomplishments and was awarded the President’s Medal of the International Skeletal Society. She is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. She has served as the Annual Meeting Program Committee Chairperson for the ISMRM, as well as the refresher course chairperson for the International Skeletal Society. She has also served as the chairperson of the Musculoskeletal Scientific Committee for the RSNA. Dr. Chung has mentored undergraduate students, medical students, radiology residents, radiology fellows, post-doctoral candidates and junior faculty. She is an accomplished educator, and has received many accolades for excellence in teaching. She serves as the Vice Chairperson of Academic Personnel, and has recently been appointed as the Executive Vice-Chairperson of the Department of Radiology. She is the proud mother of Sophia (14) and Bianca (9)!


Daniel Baumhoer, MD (pathologist, Switzerland)

Dr. Baumhoer is a Professor of Pathology at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. He graduated from medical school in Göttingen, Germany, in 2003, did his residency in Basel, Switzerland, and passed the final board exam in pathology in 2009. After a research fellowship in Munich, Germany, he returned to Basel and focused his diagnostic and scientific interest on bone tumor pathology. In 2014 he became the head of the Bone Tumor Reference Center (BTRC) of Switzerland (founded in 1972) that currently receives roughly 750 consultation cases a year for second opinion, mainly from Switzerland and Germany. 

As a main research focus, Dr. Baumhoer investigates the molecular pathogenesis of bone tumors. He published more than 100 research papers in acclaimed scientific journals, including several on the genetic findings underlying osteosarcoma and non-ossifying fibroma. Furthermore, he contributed several chapters on bone tumors as a first author in the current (and upcoming) WHO classification on Head&Neck as well as Soft Tissue and Bone Tumors. Dr. Baumhoer is a member of the International Skeletal Society since 2015 and presented several cases at the members meeting every year since then. In 2019 he participated in the Member’s Meeting Committee.


Jung-Ah Choi, MD, PhD (radiologist, South Korea)

Dr. Jung-Ah Choi has studied at Harvard College with a concentration in Biology and graduated summa cum laude from Korea University, School of Medicine. After internship at Korea University Hospital, she received her residency training in the department of Radiology at Korea University Guro Hospital. She has received her medical PhD at Korea University Graduate School in Diagnostic Radiology. After her residency training, she spent two years as a fellow in Musculoskeletal Imaging at Seoul National University Hospital under the mentorship of Prof. Heung Sik Kang. After that, she worked as an instructor, assistant and associate Professor Radiology of Radiology at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from 2004 until June, 2014.

She spent one year (year 2010) as a visiting professor at Stanford University Hospital in the Biomechanics Lab under the mentorship of Prof. Garry Gold. She has worked at Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital as Associate Professor and Department Head of Radiology since July 2014.

Dr. Choi is certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the Korean Board of Radiology. She has served as a reviewer for several journals, including European Radiology, Radiographics, Skeletal Radiology, Acta Radiologica, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, andKorean Journal of Radiology, of which she has been serving as the section editor of the MSK section since 2018, She has more than 100 scientific publications to her credit, as well as 3 book chapters. She has presented more than 110 papers at national and international meetings and delivered numerous invited international and national lectures. She has participated in many research projects that have received grant support from the government as well as private companies. She has been an active member of International Skeletal Society since 2009, has served on the poster committee since 2009, where she has helped to organize the Korean poster session since 2014. She participated in the ISS outreach program as a lecturer in 2016. She has also served on the refresher course program committee of ISS in 2015-2016 and has served on the refresher course promotion committee since 2015. She is also an active member in many international and national academic societies, such as the RSNA, where she has served on the radiographics panel committee since 2013, education exhibits committee since 2017, Asian musculoskeletal society, where she served as an executive committee member from 2017-2019, ISMRM, where she is serving on the annual program committee since 2017, Korean society of radiology, Korean society of musculoskeletal radiology, Korean society of ultrasound in medicine, of which she served as the International Liaisons Chair/officer from 2009-2019.


Carol Morris, MD, MS (surgeon, USA)

Dr. Carol Morris is Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oncology, and General Surgery at Johns Hopkins. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS ’87, MS ‘90) where her thesis concentration was on bone tissue engineering. She received her MD degree from Boston University (’94) and continued on at Boston University for Orthopaedic Surgery residency training. She subsequently pursued a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Following fellowship, she joined the faculty at MSKCC and Cornell University School of Medicine where she remained on staff for 13 years. During her tenure there, she served as the musculoskeletal oncology fellowship director. In 2014, she moved to Johns Hopkins Medicine where she founded and directs the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary clinic. She maintains a busy clinical practice treating adult and pediatric patients with bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities and pelvis.

Dr. Morris’ scholarly contributions include over 100 peer reviewed publications and chapters primarily on bone and soft tissue sarcomas, skeletal metastases, and complex limb salvage. She has received grant funding as PI from the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation and the NIH (R21). Her translational research interests include late effects of radiation on the musculoskeletal system. She is an Associate Editor of JBJS Reviews. In addition, she has received several teaching awards for her educational efforts. Dr. Morris holds leadership positions in several national and international professional societies including in the presidential line of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. Dr. Morris joined the ISS in 2011 and has been an actively involved in society since. She consistently presents and moderates at the members meeting, teaches in the refresher course, and teaches in the one-day multidisciplinary course.


ISS membership will vote on these nominees on Monday morning (9/9/19) at the Business meeting in Vancouver, BC.
William Palmer
ISS Nominating Committee Chair