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CARTI Doctor Honored by American College of Radiology

CARTI radiation oncologist Christopher Pope, M.D. is one of only 134 physicians in the United States selected this year by the American College of Radiology to receive one of the organization’s highest honors.

Pope was inducted as an ACR Fellow during the national organization’s annual conference this summer in Washington D.C.

“Fellowship is one of the most prestigious formal recognitions available to ACR members,” said Dr. William T. Thorwartch, Jr., ACR chief executive officer. “Each new Fellow is recognized for demonstrated service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research.”

According to the ACR website, only 10 percent of the organization’s 37,000-plus membership achieve distinction as ACR Fellows.

Currently serving as medical director at CARTI Radiation Oncology in Conway, Pope first joined the CARTI medical staff in 1999.

A graduate of Louisiana State University Medical Center, Pope is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He served as state chair of the government relations committee for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) since 2012 and as national chair of the American College of Radiology Practice Accreditation Committee since 2014.

“We congratulate Dr. Pope on this highly deserved honor,” said Craig Comish, CARTI interim chief executive officer.  “Dr. Pope’s contributions to within his specialty are a credit to his field and positively reflect the ongoing mission of CARTI to provide the finest quality cancer treatment and compassionate care while also improving our knowledge through education and research.”

CARTI is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary cancer care provider offering medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology at locations throughout the state to provide convenient access for cancer patients.  Chemotherapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Russellville and Stuttgart. Radiation therapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy.

The CARTI Foundation was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization to assist CARTI in meeting the current and future needs of Arkansas cancer patients and their families.

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