In recognition of his pioneering work in abdominal and molecular imaging, and his commitment to the development and harmonisation of radiology in Europe, Professor Gabriel P. Krestin from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will receive the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2016.
Gabriel P. Krestin is full professor of radiology and chairman of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
He graduated in medicine from the University of Cologne in Germany, where he completed his residency in radiology in 1988. After undertaking fellowship training in abdominal imaging and MRI, Prof. Krestin completed a PhD on experimental and clinical applications of fast gradient-echo MR imaging in the abdomen, in 1990, at the same university.
He was subsequently appointed as a radiologist and head of the MRI centre at Zürich University Hospital, Switzerland, where he later became associate professor of radiology and head of the clinical radiology service. He also served as acting chairman of the diagnostic radiology department before he moved into his present position in the Netherlands.
He was a permanent visiting professor at Stanford University Medical School from 1998 to 2009, and the Couch-Kerley Traveling Professor to the Royal College of Radiologists in the UK.
Prof. Krestin has authored more than 390 original articles and 90 book chapters, and is the editor of seven books, some of which have been translated into several languages.
His main areas of research are imaging of abdominal organs and cardio-vascular diseases, molecular imaging and population imaging. His research has been supported by numerous grants from European and national research organisations, charities and industry.
Prof. Krestin has extensive experience in leadership, management and strategic planning. He is the founder of Management in Radiology (MIR) and founder and current Scientific Director of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR). He is also a member of numerous scientific advisory boards for companies, European organisations, and universities.
Prof. Krestin recently served as president of the ESR and of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology. He is also the past president of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology.
Prof. Krestin currently serves on the editorial and advisory boards of several international journals including MagMa, Investigative Radiology, and Abdominal Radiology, and has been a member of the editorial boards of Radiology and European Radiology.
He has been awarded many distinctions for his work, including the Albers Schönberg Medal of the German Society of Radiology and the Schinz Medal of the Swiss Society of Radiology. Furthermore he has been awarded honorary membership of numerous national radiology societies and of the ESMRMB.
At ECR 2016, he will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology.