In recognition of his remarkable career and exceptional contributions to education in radiology Professor José Cáceres has been invited to present the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture, entitled ‘The chest radiograph: a perfect design’ at ECR 2011.
José Cáceres, is currently Professor and Chief of Diagnostic Radiology at H.G.U. Vall d'Hebron Universidad Autónoma, Barcelona, where he has served since 1996, and is well recognised as an excellent chest radiologist and foremost as an outstanding educator in the field.
Prof. José cáceres was born in Seville, Spain on 9 February, 1940, and attended medical school at the University of Seville from 1957 to 1964. After his graduation in 1965, he moved to the USA, where he passed his internship at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago and completed a residency at the University of Cincinnati from 1966 to 1969, followed by a one-year fellowship in diagnostic radiology at the same institution.
After an appointment as Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Kentucky from 1970 to 1971 he returned to Spain and held several positions as Head of Department and Professor in Madrid, Valladolid and Barcelona. In 1996, he accepted the post of Professor and Head of Diagnostic Radiology at the H.G.U. Vall d’Hebron Autonomous University of Barcelona; a position he still holds today.
Prof. Cáceres has published throughout his career, including one book, 20 chapters and 91 scientific articles in some of the most respected radiological journals, and also served as the chest imaging section editor for European Journal of Radiology. He is a member of many scientific societies, including SERAM, RSNA, ARRS, SEIT, and ESTI, has served as president of the European Society of Chest Radiology, and the Spanish Society of Thoracic Imaging, and has chaired the chest subcommittee of the European Congress of Radiology three times.
He is married with three children, and enjoys running, reading, and movies.