October 2016

In recognition of his many years of dedication to radiological education and training, as well as his tireless efforts to promote the discipline of radiology in Europe and around the world, Professor José Cáceres will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2013.

José Cáceres is a professor and former head of diagnostic radiology at H.G.U. Vall d’Hebron Universidad Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain. He is also a long-standing member of the ESR and is well-known for his series on the ESR blog, ‘Cáceres’ Corner,’ in which he and his puppet colleague challenge radiologists to solve specific cases and take away some important lessons.

Prof. Cáceres was born in Seville, Spain in 1940. He studied medicine at the University of Seville from 1957 to 1964, before moving to the United States in 1965. In the US, he completed an internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and later served his residency at the University of Cincinnati from 1966 to 1969, followed by a one-year fellowship in diagnostic radiology. He went on to serve as assistant professor of radiology at the University of Kentucky before returning to Spain in 1971.

Back in his home country, Prof. Cáceres built up a wealth of clinical and academic experience. He served as head of department and professor in a number of institutions in Madrid, Valladolid and Barcelona. In 1996, he took up the posts of professor of radiology and head of diagnostic radiology at the H.G.U Vall d’Hebron Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he served until his retirement in 2010.

A valued and distinguished member of the international radiological community, Prof. Cáceres is a member of a number of scientific societies including, the Radiological Society of North America, the Spanish Society of Radiology, the Spanish Society of Thoracic Imaging (SEIT) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI). He has served as president of both ESTI and the SEIT, and at ECR 2011 he delivered the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture.

Over the course of his career, Prof. Cáceres has published extensively and has 87 peer-reviewed articles, 12 book chapters and a book to his name. He has also served as chest section editor for the European Journal of Radiology and editor-in-chief of the Spanish radiological publication, Radiología.