October 2016

In recognition of his scientific achievements and his dedication to international exchange and cooperation in the field of radiology, Professor Johannes Lammer will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2013.

Johannes Lammer is vice-chairman of the department of radiology and director of cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

Born in Vienna, Prof. Lammer studied at the University of Vienna Medical School, where he graduated in 1975, before moving on to work as an intern at hospitals in Bregenz and Feldkirch. He then went to Graz, to complete his residency in radiology at Karl Franzens University. In 1982, he travelled to the United States, where he held visiting fellowships at the department of radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at the University of Texas in Houston, and the department of radiology at the University of California in San Francisco. In 1984, he took up the post of associate professor of radiology at Karl Franzens University, Graz. In 1990, he became head of the department of angiography and interventional radiology at the University of Vienna.

On top of this impressive academic and clinical career, Prof. Lammer has also been very active in the field of international scientific collaboration and exchange. From 1996 to 1997, he served as president of the International Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Radiology, followed by presidency of the Austrian Society of Angiology, from 1999 to 2000. A long-standing, active and highly valued member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, he has served as its treasurer, secretary and president, which exemplifies his dedication to promoting international cooperation within the field of interventional radiology.

As an author, Prof. Lammer has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Radiology, Circulation, The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has also written a number of abstracts and book chapters, as well as a book, Praxis der Interventionellen Radiologie (The Practice of Interventional Radiology). His research interests include CT and MR angiography of coronary and peripheral arteries, IR treatment of peripheral vascular and aortic diseases, as well as HCC and liver metastases.

As a result of his work, Prof. Lammer has received a number of awards and honours throughout his career, including honorary membership of the Austrian Society of Radiology, the Austrian Society of Interventional Radiology, the Hungarian Society of Interventional Radiology and the Turkish Society of Radiology. He has also received Honorary Fellowship of the British Society of Interventional Radiology and the Gold Medal of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe.