March 2017

In recognition of his contribution to the advancement of liver imaging and his commitment to research and education, Professor Richard L. Baron from Chicago, United States, will receive ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2017.

Richard L. Baron is professor and chair emeritus of radiology at the University of Chicago, where he also previously served as dean for clinical practice. He is the immediate past president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Prof. Baron completed his undergraduate education at Yale University with a cum laude award and graduated from Washington University (WU), St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his training in internal medicine at Yale University and his residency in radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at WU. He later served as chairman of the department of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh.

His research interests are liver and biliary imaging, and he has authored more than 150 publications, 28 book chapters and one book. He has served as a visiting professor at more than 50 institutions, and has delivered numerous named lectures, including the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Lecture at ECR 2011.

Prof. Baron has also served as associate editor for Radiology and Liver Transplantation, and served in leadership roles for many radiology societies.

He and his generation were the first physicians to work with modalities like CT, which at the time required extensive research. Later on he also took roles in education, and has now focused his attention on patient care and teaching the new generation of radiologists.

Prof. Baron has received the Walter Cannon Medal from the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the Gold Medal of the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology, and honorary fellowship of the European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology.

At ECR 2017, Richard L. Baron will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.