Prof. Dr. Natalia Rotaru
The ESR Board of Directors is extremely saddened at the loss of Prof. Dr. Natalia Rotaru in autumn 2020. Natalia was the Chair of Radiology at the “Nicolae Testemiţanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chisinau, Moldova. A friend to many international colleagues and the European Society of Radiology, Natalia was a keen traveller and attended dozens of professional conferences throughout her career. She was also the recipient of a number of national and international awards.
Natalia was a committed physician and did not shy away from her responsibilities, even when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Europe. Her contraction of the virus during her clinical duties and her untimely death at the age of 57 thereafter in autumn 2020, is a mark of her dedication to patient care and the profession she worked in. This dedication is a fine example of the qualities that we should look for in radiology. She will be missed by our community.