The Radiology Team
John S. Pelerito, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
Scientific Program Director
David Beatty Crawford, MB. (MD), FRCR
Director of Operations
John is the Vice Chair of education and Director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory in the department of Radiology at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Pellerito serves as the Program Director for the Radiology Residency Program and Body Imaging Fellowship at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Hospitals. He is also Professor of Radiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
John graduated from New York University and was awarded his M.D. from Albany Medical College. He practiced as a radiologist at Yale - New Haven Hospital before taking up his current position at Northwell Health. He is the author of numerous publications and has made a contribution to many organizations, including acting as a Board examiner for the American Board of Radiology.
Beatty grew up near Belfast in Northern Ireland. After his radiology residency in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, he was awarded a fellowship which brought him to the U.S.A. and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1975, he moved to Connecticut, where he worked at the University of Connecticut Health Center. It was during his time at UCONN that he came up with the idea of organizing an international radiology conference.
His first conference was in Killarney, Ireland, in 1979. It was a huge success and thirty four years later he is still as passionate as ever about his vocation. In the late 1980’s Beatty left UCONN and formed Radiology International Inc. continuing with his passion for organizing international congresses. Over the years he has been Chief of Radiology at Sharon Hospital in Connecticut and was also a staff radiologist at The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He returned to Connecticut after retiring from being a full time radiologist and continued with locum work until 2007.
Beatty now lives in Hillsborough, not far from Belfast, in Northern Ireland and spends part of his time in Provence, France, at his second home. His hobby is as a navigator (co-driver) in car rallies.
Casey has a degree in marketing, and has worked in several different roles in the healthcare, insurance, and investment industries, but the majority of her career has been focused on planning conferences and events of all sizes. Casey has experience working with educational institutions, nonprofits, a wide variety of businesses, and various trade groups or associations. Her background includes everything from boutique events for small groups of VIPs to large, complex events involving thousands of attendees across multiple days and different locations.
She is excited to join the team at Radiology International as Director of Operations and use her skillset to be a part of delivering top quality experiences for all conference participants and their guests.