Dr. Beth McCarville ( Honorary Secretary )

Dr. Beth McCarville

Beth McCarville MD, is a paediatric radiologist and Associate Member of the Department of Radiological Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She obtained her bachelor’s degree, with honours, at the University of Iowa in 1986 and her medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1990. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at St. Louis University in 1994 followed by a one-year fellowship in paediatric radiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. McCarville is Chair of the Exhibits Committee for the Society for Pediatric Radiology, Chair of the Neurosonology Community of Practice for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Chair of the Radiological Sciences Protocol Review Committee at St. Jude Hospital and serves on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Radiology. She also serves on the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Imaging Steering Committee and is a Special Government Employee, serving on the Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee for the Federal Drug Administration. She was elected a Fellow of ICIS in 2006.

Dr. McCarville’s research interests focus on imaging of solid tumours in children. She has received grant funding and industry support for studies of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in children with cancer and the role of PET-CT in the assessment of pulmonary nodules in children with solid malignancies. She is a central reviewer for National Cancer Institute funded studies of hepatoblastoma and non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas that are being conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group.

Dr. McCarville has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, numerous book chapters and is currently co-editing a book on paediatric tumours. She has given over 60 invited lectures nationally and internationally. She has received the Caffey Award for best basic research from the Society for Pediatric Radiology as well as several Certificates of Merit for scientific exhibits. She is recognized in Best Doctors in America.