Red Sox Honor Radiology All-Star
AUGUST 16, 2019
When injury or another health concern arises, a common step in diagnosis is often taking a closer look. For radiologist Jonathan Kruskal, MD, this closer look comes in a variety of ways: through X-rays, MRIs, ultrasound and other imaging procedures.
“If a baseball player injures a joint or muscle, the next step is getting an MRI to see what’s going on,” he says. “That’s what we do. We’re here to help provide safe and effective imaging and diagnosis.”
On Aug. 16, the Red Sox honored the expertise of Dr. Kruskal, who serves as Chairman of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.
Over the past three decades, Dr. Kruskal has built a world-class team that’s dedicated to early detection of various health conditions, including cancer. While teaching the next generation of doctors at Harvard Medical School, he continues to be a passionate advocate for improving safety and quality of care.
Get to know this all-star radiologist outside of the hospital.
Q: What’s your favorite sport?
JK: Growing up in South Africa, I played and still follow rugby and cricket.
Q: Are you a baseball fan?
JK: It’s difficult not to be a baseball fan in Boston, especially if the Red Sox are doing well. I’ll never forget one time at Fenway when Manny Ramirez tossed a ball into the crowd near me. My one-handed, cricket-style catch really came in handy.
Q: Who did you bring with you to Fenway for the Aug. 16 game?
JK: My wife, Pamela (this is her first ever baseball game!), my executive assistant, Andrea, and her daughter, Laurel.