October 2016

In recognition of her outstanding work in interventional radiology and great contribution to the advancement of European radiology, Professor Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska will be awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2012.

Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska is a pioneer in interventional radiology, a subspecialty she has helped shape throughout her 41-year career. A Professor of Radiology since 1993, she has been Chairman of the Department of Radiology of Lublin for the past 13 years. She is also Head of the Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Medical University in Lublin, a top centre in Poland with 1,500 beds.

Born in 1947 in Lublin, Poland, Szczerbo-Trojanowska graduated in 1970 from Lublin Medical University. She did her postgraduate training in surgery at Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon, UK, and in nephrology at Lublin Medical University.

She has had a great influence on the refinement of Polish radiology and helped raise its international profile by serving in and sometimes leading key medical organisations. In 1978 she co-founded the Interventional Radiology Section of the Polish Medical Society of Radiology, which she headed between 1980 and 1990. She was also a co-founder of the Polish Society of Magnetic Resonance and served as a member of the Executive Board from 1989 to 1999. She served as President of the Polish Medical Radiological Society from 2001 to 2004. Last but not least, she has been Chairman of the Radiology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 2007.

Her achievements in Poland have been echoed outside the country and she has greatly contributed to the development of radiology in Europe, a commitment that culminated with her nomination as President of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2010. A member of the ECR’s executive board since 2004, she has also served as Chairman of the Rules Committee of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Executive Council from 2005 to 2007, in recognition of her tremendous contribution to the clinical practice of vascular and interventional radiology.

She has authored or co-authored 204 peer-reviewed publications, as well as 10 monographs and book chapters and has given over 250 scientific presentations, including more than 100 invited lectures, all over the world. Further, she has been very active in training the next generation of radiologists, and teaching medical students and residents. She tutored 24 radiologists, who obtained their PhD theses under her supervision. She has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European School of Radiology (ESOR) since 2006, and was a local organiser of three courses in Poland. She was also involved in setting up the first European School of Interventional Radiology (ESIR) courses in Eastern Europe, hosting two of them in Lublin.

Professor Szczerbo-Trojanowska is a reviewer, consultant and editorial board member of many radiological and medical journals including Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Acta Angiologica and the Polish Journal of Radiology.

Her various accomplishments have gained her numerous distinctions, including the Medal of the Polish Chamber of Physicians and the President’s award of the American Association for Women Radiologists. She was awarded honorary membership of the Argentine, German, Hungarian and Polish radiological societies. She also received honorary membership of the Seldinger Society of Interventional Radiology and the Polish Ultrasound Society.