March 2017

In recognition of his major contribution to radiology, especially in the fields of oncology and education, and more recently radiation protection, Professor Stephen J. Golding from Oxford, UK, will be presented with the ESR Gold Medal at ECR 2017.

Stephen J. Golding is a radiology fellow at Oxford University College, having previously served as lecturer and chairman of radiology at Oxford University Hospitals.

Prof. Golding received his medical degree from London University and, after training in surgery, he completed his residency in general radiology at Guy’s Hospital. He became senior research fellow to Prof. Dame Janet Husband at the UK Institute of Cancer Research, to work on the then new technique of CT. His special interests at the institute included paediatric and head and neck tumours, and his main interest throughout his career has been oncology imaging.

Like many radiologists of his generation working with CT, he was also invited to plan, design and commission the local services for MRI when it became generally available. He was Oxford MRI Centre’s director for five years between 1989 and 1994.

Prof. Golding was appointed a fellow at University College in 1988 and was postgraduate tutor for radiology in the Oxford Health Region from 1990. He notably co-created the university’s first Master’s course in radiology and has personally supervised more than 80 students taking higher degrees in radiology.

Recently he has been busy with contributions to establish national and international undergraduate curricular standards for radiology. He chaired the Royal College of Radiologists’ working party on undergraduate education from 2003 to 2005 in the UK, and led the new ESR initiative on undergraduate radiology for six years until last year.

Prof. Golding has also served as president of the British Institute of Radiology, the UK Congress of Radiology and the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology.

At ECR 2017, Stephen J. Golding will receive the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.