Stewart Fordham, MD, a former physician and faculty member in radiology at the University of California and its then partnering hospital — Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center — has a vision: a day when every individual has an annual MRI to detect disease early, when it is most easily treatable.

“The model now for medicine is to treat disease once it occurs,” Fordham said. “If we can treat disease when it’s beginning, it not only helps the patient — it helps reduce the cost. Good medicine is good economics. It’s going to take a conscious effort and even more vision.”

To make progress toward this goal, Fordham made a gift to name and endow the Stewart Dale Fordham, MD, Chair in Radiology, and the Stewart Dale Fordham Distinguished Resident and Faculty awards, as well as to support the department’s residency program. He hopes his gift will stimulate others to give and support the Department of Radiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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