Suzanne Anderson is currently Chair and Professor of Medical Imaging at the School of Medicine, Sydney, University of Notre Dame, Australia, and has an affiliated position at the University of Bern and Inselspital in Switzerland.
In 1986 she obtained her medical degree at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where she completed her medical training with a special focus on orthopaedics and surgery. In 1995, after specialising in radiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, she spent three years at the University of San Francisco California (UCSF). There, she undertook fellowships in musculoskeletal radiology and neuroradiology, before taking on clinical, teaching and educational roles as an adjunct professor in musculoskeletal radiology. Three years later, she joined the University of Bern and Inselspital, Switzerland, as Chief of the musculoskeletal radiology section, which she built up over a period of ten years. In 2005 she received a further degree in radiology (Habilitation, Privatdozent) from the University of Bern.
Professor Anderson's focus is on education in musculoskeletal radiology and interdisciplinary research funded by government bodies and industry. She is also currently finishing off a Swiss National Foundation multicentre study on whiplash.
She has authored or co-authored 50 peer-reviewed or invited review papers, and several book chapters. She reviews for several international medical journals, such as European Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, RadioGraphics, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and Skeletal Radiology.
In recognition of her accomplishments, she has received several awards for scientific projects and papers, notably from the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) in 2003 and 2006. She also received distinctions from European Spine journal in 2004, the Society of Skeletal Radiology of North America (SSR) and the International Skeletal Society (ISS) in 2005.
Her scientific achievements in musculoskeletal imaging have been as important as her commitment to organising and refining the subspecialty, and she supports the development of the international musculoskeletal community through active work in Europe, the USA and Asia. She is a member of several prestigious societies including the ISS, the ESSR and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).
Among other contributions, she has previously chaired the ESSR Tumour Sub-committee, and has been a member of the ECR MSK organising committee and the ESSR research and education committees. She is currently on the Education Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the organising committee of the ISS. She supports radiology in developing countries through the ISS OutReach programme, Asian series in Thailand and MSK tumour assessment through AGKT (German Bone Tumour Group) and the Swiss Tumour Registry. Her involvement in the SSR, Australian Musculoskeletal Society (AMSIG) and Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS), as well as in the Swiss and German MSK Tumour Registry continues.
Professor Anderson is married to an economist, and they have a 7 year-old son. She dedicates her free time to studying art history of Central Europe, practising winter sports with her family and enjoying nature and gardening in summer.
In recognition of her excellent work and commitment to advancing musculoskeletal radiology, Professor Anderson will present the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture 'The advance of musculoskeletal radiology and creating defining moments' at ECR 2010.