Douglas and Franc Chosen as Recipients of the 2015 Henkin Fellowship

February 26, 2015

SNMMI and the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are pleased to announce that David Douglas, MD, and Benjamin Franc, MD, are the recipients of the 2015 Robert E. Henkin Fellowship. Each year, the recipients come to Washington, DC, and spend a week with SNMMI staff visiting Congress, federal agencies and other medical societies. Throughout the week, the Fellows learn, first-hand, how the federal legislative and regulatory process impacts nuclear medicine/molecular imaging. The program is designed for young professionals defined as residents or fellows (physicians, scientists or technologists who have completed their training within the last 10 years).

Dr. Douglas is currently completing a fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine, training in Nuclear Medicine and Neuroradiology. Previously, he spent six years at the University of California, Davis, where, while completing his residency, he performed more than 300 interventional radiology procedures and received the Goldberg-Reeder Award, which provides a stipend for qualified residents seeking to spend at least one month assisting health care in a developing country.

Dr. Franc currently serves as a professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He previously worked at Sutter Health and the Radiological Associations of Sacramento Medical Group. Dr. Franc currently serves on SNMMI’s Coding & Reimbursement Committee, on the Legislative Committee of the California Medical Association, and on the California Contractor Advisory Committee for CMS.

This fellowship would not be possible without the generous contributions made by Dr. Robert E. Henkin. Dr. Henkin’s hard work and dedication to nuclear medicine and molecular imaging have been invaluable to SNMMI.