Daniel R. Karolyi is now chair of the Department of Radiology for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic.

Karolyi joined Carilion in 2010 and has served as co-chair of the department for both the medical school and health system since March 2019. He has served as vice chair of radiology as well as director of the VTCSOM radiology clerkship since 2012. Other leadership positions within Carilion include medical director of MRI, quality officer for the Department of Radiology, and co-chair of the Medical Professional Acquisition Advisory Committee.

Karolyi is a national expert in MRI and has been a faculty member for the American College of Radiology (ACR) Education Center for the past decade, teaching attending radiologists from around the world about best practices and innovations in body MRI.

Karolyi's other activities include chairman of the ACR Measurement and Assessment Committee, chairman of the ACR Education Center Advisory Committee, member of the ACR Commission on Publications and Lifelong Learning, member of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria Committee, and member of the ACR Practice Parameter Committee for MR Enterography. He received Level IV (Leadership Mastery) honors from the ACR's Radiology Leadership Institute and has been named to the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management Honor Roll.

As chair of radiology, Karolyi will be responsible for growing and developing the clinical services and medical education for general and specialty radiological and imaging services throughout the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion.

Sam Nakat had served as co-chair of the department with Karolyi the past year-and-a-half and will continue his work as chief of the diagnostic section of the Department of Radiology at Carilion.

Karolyi received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and doctorate in bioengineering, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his post-graduate training at Emory University including internship with the Department of Medicine, residency in diagnostic radiology, and fellowship in body MRI.

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