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California Radiological Society

Announces New Leadership Team

The California Radiological Society (CRS) is proud to announce its new leadership team for 2023. The new team will be led by President Join Y. Luh MD, FACP, FACR, President-elect Jason Cord, MD, Secretary James B. Bronk, MD, FACR, Treasurer John Go, MD, FACR, Immediate Past President Suzanne Palmer, MD, FACP, FACR, Executive Director Matthew Peralta, CAE, and Legislative Advocate Bob Achermann, JD.

As the largest state chapter of the American College of Radiology, the CRS is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of radiological care for patients across California. The organization also serves as a voice for radiologists and radiation oncologists in the state.

"I am honored to have been elected President of the California Radiological Society," said President Dr. Join Luh. "I am excited to get to work alongside Drs. Cord, Bronk, Go, and Palmer to continue CRS’ work of advancing the quality of radiological care in California and advocating for our profession and our physician members."

Dr. Join Luh is a radiation oncologist at Providence Health St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, California, and he has served in several medical society leadership roles, including Past President of the Humboldt Del Norte County Medical Society, Past president of the American College of Radiology Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies, and is a current Board Member of the American Cancer Society Northern California.

Dr. Jason Cord is Chief of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Government Relations Lead, and Regional Coordinating Chief for Emergency Teleradiology at Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG). He has also served in various medical society leadership positions, including Past President of the Orange County Medical Association and a Board Director of Abound Foot Care. 

Dr. James Bronk is in his 37th year of private practice at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, CA as a member of the Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group. Bronk has held numerous leadership roles at his hospital, including 16 years as Chairman of the Radiology Department.  He has served in numerous positions in the California Medical Association including nine years on its Board of Trustees. Previously he was the CRS representative to the CMA Council on Legislation. As Secretary of the CRS he chairs CRS’ Fellowship of the ACR (FACR) Committee.

Dr. John Go is the Director of Head and Neck Radiology in the Neuroradiology Division in the Radiology Department at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He has held several medical society leadership positions, including past president of the Los Angeles Radiological Society, past president of the Western Neuroradiological Society, and past president of the American Society of Spine Radiology.

Dr. Suzanne Palmer is Chief of Imaging HCG at VA Long Beach, Professor of Clinical Radiology at UC Irvine, and has held various medical society leadership positions. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, past president of the Los Angeles Radiological Society, and Immediate Past President of the California Radiological Society.

Matthew Peralta will succeed Bob Achermann, JD, California Radiological Society’s longtime executive director and legislative advocate. In recognition of his service to CRS and the specialty, Mr. Achermann is the 2023 recipient of the American College of Radiology’s Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Peralta is a Certified Association Executive, bestowed by the American Society of Association Executives, and has served as executive director of several associations and professional societies in the business, commercial real estate, and physician sectors.

“The CRS looks forward to an exciting year under the leadership of its new executive team,” said Executive Director Matthew Peralta. “The organization will continue to provide educational resources and networking opportunities for its members, as well as working to improve access to high-quality radiological care for patients throughout the state.”

For more information about the California Radiological Society, please visit their website at To learn more about the American College of Radiology, please visit their website at

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