Martine Rémy-Jardin was born in 1956 in Meknès, Morocco. She received her M.D. in 1981 from the Montpellier School of Medicine. From 1981 to 1986 she completed her radiologic and pneumologic residency at the University Centers of Toulouse and Lille before she obtained her Specialty Board Certification in Radiology in 1986. In the same year Dr. Rémy-Jardin moved on to the Hôpital Calmette of the University Center of Lille, as a fellow in radiology until 1989, when she became associate professor of radiology, and finally in 1991 professor of radiology. In 1998 she was promoted to her current position as head of the Department of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic Imaging at the Hôpital Calmette of the University Center of Lille. In addition Dr. Rémy-Jardin received her Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Lille.
Dr. Rémy-Jardin names her main fields of interest as HRCT of diffuse infiltrative lung diseases, interventional vascular procedures, cardiac and pulmonary functional imaging, and reduction in radiation dose. However, the major focus of her research lies probably in spiral CT imaging, where she covers technical developments, postprocessing techniques, and CT angiography as well as multidetector CT. Those special areas of interest make up the core of her published works, which comprise 166 peer-reviewed publications, 68 postgraduate publications, 245 scientific papers, 28 book chapters, and 4 books, of which 'CT Angiography of the Chest' is most likely the best-known.
Dr. Rémy-Jardin was on the editorial boards of Radiology (1995-2000) and European Radiology (1995-2002). She acts currently as journal reviewer for European Radiology, European Respiratory Journal, Revue Française des Maladies Respiratoires, Journal de Radiologie, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Thorax, and Radiology. For her significant contributions to Radiology she received the Editor’s Recognition Award with Special Distinction for Manuscript Reviewing in 1993.
Dr. Rémy-Jardin is a member of the Fleischner Society, the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the European Society of Thoracic Imaging, the European Respiratory Society, the Radiological Society of North America, the European Society of Radiology, the French Society of Thoracic Imaging, and the French Society of Radiology, for which she served as President of the Scientific Committee from 1995 to 2006.
In recognition of her outstanding achievements, particularly in the fields of thoracic imaging and spiral CT imaging, Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin is invited as Honorary Lecturer of the European Congress of Radiology and the European Association of Radiology. She will present the Felix Fleischner – Honorary Lecture, entitled "Why thoracic imaging must evolve toward cardiothoracic imaging".