UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Alumni Reunion Hits Record Attendance

May 14, 2024 by

Tree ceremony: Colin Derdeyn, MD, Juliana Bueno, MD, Alan Matsumoto, MD

(From left) Colin Derdeyn, MD, Juliana Bueno, MD, Alan Matsumoto, MD

Over 130 people participated in the UVA Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging’s 2024 Keats Alumni Society Homecoming Weekend on May 3-4 — the largest turnout in the Homecoming’s history.

Held every two years, the reunion event is an opportunity for trainees, faculty, alumni, and family members to reconnect and enjoy all that UVA Radiology and Charlottesville have to offer. The jam-packed weekend featured educational lectures, outdoor activities, and social events.

Tree planting to honor Alan H. Matsumoto, MD

On May 2, “Homecoming Eve,” the department hosted a special tree-planting ceremony to honor former Department Chair Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, MA. The commemorative tree, which grows on Grounds near the Old Medical School Building, symbolizes life, growth, protection, and strength: all of which are products of Dr. Matsumoto’s contributions to the department. (Read more about the event here.)

Outdoor cocktail party.

Department tours, lectures, and cocktail reception

The first full day of the weekend events on May 3, featured two illuminating lectures: an Alumni Lecture with former IR resident Ally Baheti, MD, titled “Alternate Career Paths,” and the Theodore E. Keats Endowed Lecture with Dr. Alan Matsumoto titled “VUCA: How Is It Impacting Healthcare & Radiology?” (Watch the lecture recordings here.)

Later that day, residents offered department tours to returning alumni, and then in the evening attendees gathered for a cocktail reception overlooking the Blue Ridge at the home of Patt Keats, wife of the late Theodore Keats, MD.

Golf, pup hike, family picnic, and banquet

Hiking on the trail.Despite a bit of drizzle, Saturday, May 4, was jam-packed with fun and activities. Attendees enjoyed a busy morning including the Riddervold Open Golf Tournament at Old Trail, a family and pup hike at Mint Springs, and a family picnic at the home of Keats Society President A.J. Pesch, MD.

The day culminated with a cocktail hour and banquet at the Quirk Hotel, where festivities abounded with great food, live music, and a special roast of Dr. Alan Matsumoto.

Department Chair Colin Derdeyn, MD, also presented the Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, and Julie A. Matsumoto, MD, Endowment to Advance the Missions and Science of Radiology — a recently-created fund to further the department’s mission and impact. (Donate to the fund here.)

For more pictures, click here.  The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging wishes to thank all the attendees for helping create such a memorable and joyous weekend!

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