In recognition of his excellent contributions to the specialty of thoracic imaging, and of his prominent role in unifying European radiology and in founding the European Society of Radiology, Professor Lorenzo Bonomo from Rome, Italy, will be awarded the ESR Gold Medal at ECR 2018.
Lorenzo Bonomo is a professor of radiology at the Catholic University of Rome.
In 1970 he received his medical degree from the Catholic University in Rome, where, in 1975, he also completed his residency in radiology and obtained his board certification. A year later, he started working at the University of Chieti, where he was subsequently appointed professor of radiology and chairman of the radiology department, two positions he held until 2003.
That year, Prof. Bonomo moved back to the Catholic University of Rome, where he served as chairman of the radiology department and director of the radiology training programme until he retired in 2016.
His main field of interest is in thoracic radiology and he has published over 400 scientific papers on the topic. He served as president of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) from 2000 to 2001.
From 2002 to 2004, as the president of the Italian Society of Radiology (Società Italiana di Radiologia Medica e Interventistica – SIRM), he supported international cooperation and actively contributed to the founding of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
An active member of the ESR for many years, Prof. Bonomo served as president of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2012 and as president of the society for the term 2014–2015.
He has received widespread recognition for his work and has been awarded honorary membership by the Italian, Argentinian, Bulgarian, French, German, Greek, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish radiological societies, as well as the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO).
He has also received honorary membership of ESTI and the Gold Medal of the European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER).
At ECR 2018, Professor Lorenzo Bonomo will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.