October 2016

In recognition of his dedication to international cooperation and relations, as well as his outstanding contribution to radiological education, Professor András Palkó, from Szeged, Hungary, will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2015.

András Palkó is chairman and head of the department of radiology at Szeged University Medical School. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Magyar Radiológia.

A native of Budapest, Hungary, Prof. Palkó graduated from the University of Pécs Medical School in 1977 and became a board-certified radiologist in 1981. He also received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pécs in 1994. In 1993, he spent a year working as a senior registrar in Kuwait, and has also visited the United States and Germany during his career. From 1996 to 1999, he served as head of the department of radiology at Pécs County Hospital before becoming chairman and head of the department of radiology at Szeged University Medical School.

A dedicated teacher, Prof. Palkó has received several ‘best teacher’ awards from his students over the years. His main field of interest is abdominal-gastrointestinal radiology, with a special emphasis on oncologic and emergency imaging.

Prof. Palkó has been an active member of the ESR for many years and served on the ESR’s Board of Directors between 2009 and 2013 and as president in 2012. Since its foundation, Prof. Palkó has been actively involved in the work of the European School of Radiology and now serves as editor-in-chief of the ESR Education on Demand service. He is also a member of the European Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Radiology and currently serves as its secretary-general.

During his long and distinguished career, Prof Palkó has published 91 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 31 book chapters. He has also delivered more than 200 invited lectures around the world. He has received widespread recognition for his achievements and contributions to radiology, having previously been awarded honorary membership by the Austrian, French, Irish, Polish, Romanian, and Serbian radiological societies, as well as the Radiological Society of North America.

At ECR 2015 Prof. Palkó will receive the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.