Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR is a Professor of Radiology, and serves as the Assistant Chair for Clinical Research at the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from and completed her diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Chicago, and fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1998. She has received a Master’s Degree in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Carlos has received numerous awards and honors. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Society of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR). She has received the Gold Medal from the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), Distinguished Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the Stanford Medicine X Research Challenge Grand Prize. A funded investigator of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), she has been recognized for her research by induction into the Academy of Radiology Research Council of Distinguished Investigators reflecting top ten percent of all academic radiology faculty and awarding of the Paul C. Hodges Excellence Award.
She has been named the first woman editor-in-chief of a major radiology journal, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) that informs the management and practice of radiology. She has served many roles in organized radiology, including president of the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Association of University Radiologist and the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research in Radiology. She has served as Vice-Chair of the University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, advising the President and Provost on faculty issues.
Her expertise is sought after by professional organizations developing multispecialty guidelines in radiology with organizations such as the National Quality Forum, the Joint Commission, American College of Radiology (ACR). She holds leadership positions in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-ACR Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN), the largest NIH funded multidisciplinary multicenter clinical trials group focusing on imaging trials and is co-principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous ECOG-ACRIN clinical trials on prevention, surveillance and cancer care delivery. She co-chaired the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) Development Committee and is a member of the NCI CCDR Steering Committee.
Dr. Carlos currently chairs the GE AUR Research Radiology Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), a national program supporting early stage investigators in health services research and care delivery. As an alumnus of this program founded in 1992, she has mentored more than 10 current and past award recipients. Her mentorship has been recognized by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. She is a frequently invited guest speaker at academic institutions and national/international meetings.