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Jay A. Harolds, MD, Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Harolds has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of healthcare and higher education

    EDMOND, OK, February 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Jay A. Harolds, MD, a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Harolds celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Harolds is a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician who now works as a residency director, medical student clerkship director, and professor of radiology at Michigan State University and Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Serving in various capacities throughout his career, he enjoys working in Grand Rapids because it allows him to not only conduct more research, but also to make a positive impact in the residency program as a whole, and in guiding individual residents. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Harolds was chief of nuclear medicine at Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma City, and served concurrently as the radiology residency director for 17 years and chief of the radiology department for eight. He was also the medical director for the ultrasound technologist program and nuclear medicine technologist program at the University of Oklahoma for many years, as well as vice-chair and professor of radiological sciences and member of the graduate faculty.

Dr. Harolds holds a BA in Biology from Harpur College and an MD from the University at Buffalo, both part of the State University of New York. Dr. Harolds completed his internship at the D.C. General Hospital, which he followed with his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Harolds is a diplomate of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology. He has published over 160 articles throughout his career, recently covering topics like leadership, quality and safety, as well as socioeconomic and political issues, almost exclusively in peer reviewed journals. He has given over 70 presentations at out of state regional and national meetings. Dr. Harolds is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM). He holds certifications by the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management and the American Association for Physician Leadership, and has completed the first two levels of the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute. Dr. Harolds expects to complete the remaining levels with a defense of his leadership practicum soon.

Furthermore, Dr. Harolds has served as an associate editor for Clinical Nuclear Medicine and as a reviewer of various professional journals, notably the Journal of the ACR. Active with numerous professional organizations, he served as president of eight organizations including the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, the Southwest Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the Oklahoma State Radiological Society, the ACNM, and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, which has over 330, 000 registrants. Dr. Harolds served as an ACR Councilor for 11 years and was on the ACR Council Steering Committee for 5 years. He also served as a Counselor for the Radiologic Society of North America for multiple years, and served 15 times as an examiner for the oral exam of the ABR.

Dr. Harolds is the recipient of the 2003 ABR Distinguished Service Award and the 2010 ABR Lifetime Service Award, as well as a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACNM, a 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the ACNM, and a 2010 Achievement Award from the Association of Program Directors of Radiology. He received a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the Academic Council of the SNMMI in 2006. In 2016 Dr. Harolds received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southwest Chapter of the SNMMI. He was named One of the Best Diagnostic Radiologists by Oklahoma Magazine starting in 2008 and One of the Best Doctors in West Michigan in 2016. He received the President's Award from the American College of Nuclear Physicians in 2006, is a member of the honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha, and was named to nearly 20 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Dr. Harolds served as a major in the U.S. Army as part of the nuclear accident and incident response team for two years after finishing his residency. He married his wife, Melinda Eddins just before he exited the military. They have three daughters. Dr. Harolds loves to read, and has taken up ballroom dance and tennis in his free time. Despite all his achievements throughout his career in medicine and education, he feels his most important jobs are striving to be a great husband and great father.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Jay A. Harolds, MD, has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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