December 3, 2002
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
Hopkins Radiologist Stanley S. Siegelman, M.D., Awarded Gold Medal
Citing his many contributions as a scientist, teacher and editor, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has awarded its prestigious Gold Medal to Stanley S. Siegelman, M.D., professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins and director of its radiology residency program. The award will be presented Dec. 3 during a special ceremony at the RSNA's annual meeting and convention, held in Chicago.
"No person better characterizes what it means to be a professor," says Norman Beauchamp, M.D., former interim director of the Hopkins Department of Radiology and assistant professor of radiology. "He is a devoted mentor, having guided the careers of hundreds. He took time to nurture excellence and set the highest standards for every trainee."
As a clinician, researcher, scientific editor and teacher, Siegelman's career in radiology put him at the inception of many of the major advances in imaging, including Computed Tomography (CT). In 1977, Siegelman directed Hopkins's first Body CT scanner program and used the new technology to image and describe, for the first time, many medical conditions. "He led the initial work in the clinical application of CT, establishing it as an essential diagnostic tool both at Hopkins and throughout the world," Beauchamp notes.
A prolific and widely published researcher, Siegelman has authored or co-authored 28 monographs and 327 scientific papers. He is also coauthor of a book on thoracic CT.
A distinguished speaker, Siegelman has delivered 25 named lectures, earned the George J. Stuart Award for Medical Student Teaching, and in 2001, received the Gold Medal Award from the American Roentgen Ray Society. He was also awarded a gold medal from the Chicago Medical Society and Radiological Society. Siegelman has been granted honorary memberships in the European Association of Radiology, the French Society of Radiology and the German Radiology Society.
The editor of Radiology from 1985-1997, Siegelman is credited with developing it into the premier scientific journal for diagnostic radiologists. In addition, he is a founding member of the International Skeletal Society and the Society of Cardiovascular Radiology. In 1986, he served as chairman of the executive committee of the American Roentgen Ray Society, and in 1987, he served as president of the Society of Computed Body Tomography. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and a member of the Association of University Radiologists, the Maryland Radiological Society and the Radiological Society of North America.
Siegelman resides in Baltimore, Maryland.