In recognition of his commitment to advancing radiology in Mexico and Latin America and boosting international cooperation with Europe, Professor Dante R. Casale Menier from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, will receive ESR Honorary Membership at ECR 2020.
Dante R. Casale Menier is head of imaging at Angeles Hospital in Ciudad Juarez, which is part of Grupo Angeles, the largest private medical provider in Mexico. Previously, he was head of imaging at Hospital Pensiones Civiles del Estado in Chihuahua for 28 years and head of the imaging department at Hospital Poliplaza Medica in Ciudad Juarez for 19 years.
He is president elect of the Mexican Board of Radiology (CMRI) for the 2019–2021 term.
Professor Casale Menier graduated from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in 1980 and did his radiology residency from 1984 to 1987 at the Centro Medico Nacional 20 de Noviembre, Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers in Mexico City, where he became chief resident in his third year.
He obtained an honorary mention for high marks and the silver medal Gabino Barreda from the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He subsequently returned home to Ciudad Juarez Autonomous University, where he worked as a professor at the school of medicine until 2017.
His main research interests have been in breast imaging and obstetrics and gynaecology.
In 1989, he helped create and was appointed founding president of the first radiology society in Ciudad Juarez, the Sociedad de Radiologia e Imagen de Ciudad Juarez, which later became Colegio de Especialistas en Radiologia e Imagen de Ciudad Juarez.
Professor Casale Menier was the representative of the Society of Radiology of Cuidad Juarez to the Mexican Federation of Radiology and Imaging (FMRI) from 1989 to 2002. He was subsequently appointed FMRI secretary, president elect and president.
He received the FMRI Gold Medal in 2012 and Radiological Merit Award in 2018. He is currently the chair of the FMRI international affairs committee.
Professor Casale Menier became involved with the Colegio Interamericano de Radiología (CIR) in 2002 and served as CIR president in 2014. In 2018 he received honorary membership from the organisation. Most recently, he was also awarded honorary membership from the Sociedade Paulista de Radiologia e Diagnóstico por Imagem (SPR).