RSNA 2016 Honorary Members
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
Honorary Membership is presented for significant achievements in the field of radiology. Today, at the beginning of the Monday Plenary Session, RSNA will award three honorary memberships.
Luis Donoso-Bach, MD, PhD
A celebrated diagnostic radiologist, researcher and inventor, Luis Donoso-Bach, MD, PhD, has earned an international reputation as a leader in building relationships with radiologic societies across the globe and as a pioneer in creating the virtual radiology conference.
Currently, Dr. Donoso-Bach serves as the director of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and as professor of radiology at the University of Barcelona — positions he has held since 2006.
Dr. Donoso-Bach earned his medical degree in 1981 from the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and his doctorate degree at the university in 1992. After working as a staff radiologist at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Dr. Donoso-Bach was appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at the UDIAT Centre Diagnostic, Sabadell, Spain, in 1992, and became executive director in 1998.
He served as vice president of the Spanish Society for Diagnostic Radiology from 1998 to 2002 and as president from 2002 to 2006. Since 2000, he has served the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in various capacities and is the current ESR immediate past president.
A pioneer in the virtual radiology education concept, Dr. Donoso-Bach worked with Ricardo Garcia-Mónaco, MD, PhD, of Argentina to develop a Spanish-language virtual congress in 2008 that was adopted by the InterAmerican College of Radiology.
Dr. Donoso-Bach received the gold medal of SERAM and honorary fellowship in the American College of Radiology.
Carlo Bartolozzi, MD
A preeminent researcher, educator and innovator, Carlo Bartolozzi, MD, has made invaluable contributions to gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology, and shaped the careers of a generation of radiologists in his native Italy and beyond.
Dr. Bartolozzi earned his medical degree from the University of Padua in 1972 and completed his residency in 1977. He became an associate professor of radiology at the University of Florence in 1980 and radiology professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University Hospital of Pisa in 1990 — a position he held until his retirement in 2015.
Also at the University Hospital of Pisa, Dr. Bartolozzi served as director of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine from 2004 to 2015 and as the director of the Department of Oncology, Transplants and Advanced Technologies in Medicine from 1999 to 2007.
Dr. Bartolozzi's research in gastrointestinal and abdominal radiology has advanced innovative techniques such as microbubbles in ultrasound, perfusion imaging in multi-slice CT, and MR elastography for liver imaging. As chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pisa since 1990, he has taught hundreds of residents and fellows during his lengthy career.
He served as president of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology in 2000 and as president of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) in 2005.
Dr. Bartolozzi's honors include receiving the ESGAR gold medal in 2009 and the highest recognition of the University of Pisa — the Ordine del Cherubino (the Order of the Cherubim) — in 2011.
Osamu Matsui, MD, PhD
Osamu Matsui, MD, PhD, is a world-renowned researcher, educator and innovator who has significantly advanced the detection and treatment of liver cancer. He has also forged a unique path in publishing, serving as the first editor-in-chief of the Japanese Journal of Radiology.
Dr. Matsui earned his medical degree from Kanazawa University Faculty of Medicine, Japan, in 1972, and his docorate degree from the university in 1986. He spent his entire career at Kanazawa, beginning as an assistant professor and holding the positions of associate professor, full professor and chair of the Department of Radiology, Kanazawa University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine.
He served as vice president of Kanazawa University Hospital and dean of Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences before officially retiring in 2013. He remains on staff as a professor emeritus at Kanazawa University.
Dr. Matsui's research has focused primarily on diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology, with an emphasis on liver cancer. He developed revolutionary techniques that broke new ground in detecting and treating liver cancer.
As an educator, Dr. Matsui trained and educated more than 200 young radiologists in the Hokuriku region of Japan where radiology was practically nonexistent as a specialty even three decades ago.
Serving from 2006 to 2010 as the first editor-in-chief of the Japanese Journal of Radiology (the official journal of the Japan Radiological Society [JRS]), Dr. Matsui oversaw the journal's transition to an English-language publication.
He served as JRS president in 2007, as president of the annual meeting for the Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology in 2007, as president of the Japanese Society of Abdominal Radiology from 2003 to 2013, and as the first president of the Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology.
Among his many honors, Dr. Matsui was awarded gold medals from the Japanese Society of Abdominal Imaging, Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology and Asian Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.