March 2013

In recognition of achievements throughout his career, his outstanding contributions to the development of radiology in Egypt and his dedication to fostering international cooperation, Professor Tarek El-Diasty will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2013.

Tarek El-Diasty is professor of radiology and chairman of the radiology department at the Urology and Nephrology Centre, Mansoura University, Egypt.

Born in Egypt in 1955, Prof. El-Diasty received his medical degree from the Medical Faculty of Mansoura University, Egypt, in 1979. He then completed his internship and residency periods at the same institution, receiving his master’s degree in 1986 and doctorate in 1990. Throughout his long and distinguished career, he has focused on improving urological care in Egypt and he has dedicated much of his time and effort to establishing Egypt’s first uroradiology department.

An ardent supporter of international cooperation and exchange, Prof. El-Diasty has worked hard to build closer ties between the Egyptian Society of Radiology and other radiological societies around the world. As an ambassador for Egyptian radiology, He has helped to build bridges with the European Society of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, to name but a few of the societies he has established links with.

In addition to his clinical work, Prof. El-Diasty has also published extensively, with more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and six book chapters to his name. He has also delivered 55 invited lectures and served as chairman of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) Symposium, which took place in Cairo in 2006. He has actively participated in every European Congress of Radiology since 1995, as well as every ESUR meeting since 1992.

A dedicated teacher, Prof. El-Diasty has, to date, supervised more than 50 postgraduate medical students in the field of radiology during his time at Mansoura University.