October 2016


In recognition of years of groundbreaking work in clinical radiology and his devotion to fostering cooperation on a European and international level, Professor Maximilian Reiser will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2013.

Maximilian F. Reiser is professor of radiology, chairman of the department of clinical radiology, and dean of medicine at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.

In 1973, Prof. Reiser received his medical degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, the same institution he now heads. He then completed his residency at the diagnostic radiology department of the Technical University of Munich in 1983. He later served as an assistant professor at the same institute, before moving on to become an associate professor at the University of Münster in 1986. He then went on to take up the post of professor and chairman of radiology at the University of Bonn in 1989, where he worked until he returned to his alma mater in 1993. He has served as professor and chairman of Ludwig Maximilians University’s department of radiology since 1993, and in 2008 he was appointed dean of medicine.

A well-known figure within the international radiological community, Prof. Reiser has taken an active interest in promoting and furthering the interests of his discipline. A long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology, he served as president of the Society’s congress in 2008, and went on to serve as president of the society in 2010–2011. He has also served as president of the German Radiological Society, the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology and the joint congress of the German Radiological Society and Austrian Radiological Society in 2001.

With more than 500 original publications to his name, Prof. Reiser has authored extensively throughout his distinguished clinical and academic career. His main research interests include skeletal radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, abdominal and cardiac imaging, as well as oncologic interventions. Among the many awards he has received throughout his career are Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists and the American College of Radiology. He was also awarded the Holthusen Ring Award of the German Radiological Society. Prof. Reiser is also an honorary member of many national radiological societies, including those of Austria, France, Switzerland, Korea, Greece, Japan, India and Iran, as well as being an honorary member of the Radiological Society of North America. He has also received honorary membership of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Science, as well as an honorary doctorate from the veterinary faculty of Ludwig Maximilians University and Tiflis State University. He was also made Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Science (USA) Institute of Medicine (IOM).


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