October 25, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Richard Szucs, MD of Richmond, Virginia was installed as president of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Roanoke on October 20. He has over 20 years of radiology experience and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Richmond area including Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center. MSV is the largest physician organization in the Commonwealth, representing more than 9,000 physicians, physicians-in-training, physician assistants and medical students.

In his inaugural speech before meeting attendees and their guests, he spoke of the challenges physicians face in a time where medicine is becoming increasingly more consolidated. The consolidation of medicine and the cumulative demands placed on physicians has contributed to an unprecedented rate of physician burnout. And while the obstacles are many, now is the time to make a difference for the profession of medicine and patient care.

“A good leader does not impose their will on others but rather works collaboratively to arrive at and implement a shared vision.” Dr. Szucs told attendees of his inauguration. “If we are to make Virginia an even better place to practice medicine and receive care, we must commit ourselves to work together for our profession and for our patients.”

After graduating from the Jefferson Medical College, he completed a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a diagnostic radiology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Medical College of Virginia. He is Board certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a fellow of ACR and the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

He has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of radiology at VCU. He is a past President of the Richmond Radiological Society, the Virginia chapter of the ACR and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. He is presently the Vice-President of Commonwealth Radiology and past President of the Medical Executive Committee where he continues to serve on the executive committee of the medical staff and other hospital committees.

About the Medical Society of Virginia

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) serves as the voice for more than 30,000 physicians, residents,
medical students, physician assistants and physician assistant students, representing all medical
specialties in all regions of the Commonwealth. The association was founded in 1820 and is
headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. MSV strives to advance high-quality health care and make Virginia
the best place to receive care and practice medicine.