In recognition of her exceptional career and outstanding contributions to radiological education and research, Doctor Hedvig Hricak will be awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology at ECR 2011.
Hedvig Hricak is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She holds a senior position within the Program of Molecular and Pharmacology Therapeutics at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and is Professor of Radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Dr. Hricak earned her MD degree from the University of Zagreb and her Dr. Med. Sc. from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She also holds an honorary doctorate in medicine from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Prior to joining MSKCC, she was a professor of radiology, radiation oncology, urology and gynaecology at the University of California, San Francisco and was the chief of the abdominal section of the Department of Radiology at the UCSF Medical Center. She has helped develop applications in ultrasound, MR, and CT for gynecological cancers, as well as MR and MR spectroscopy for prostate cancer. She continues to investigate diagnostic imaging methods for improving cancer detection, staging, and management and is involved in developing clinical approaches for molecular imaging of cancer.
Dr. Hricak has authored or co-authored 343 peer-reviewed original research articles, 159 review/editorial articles, 135 book chapters and 18 books. She has given more than 135 named or keynote lectures and has been a visiting professor at more than 30 institutions worldwide. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Science, serves as a member of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and is also a ‘foreign’ member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the committees or executive boards of a number of medical societies and has served as President of the California Academy of Medicine, the Society for the Advancement of Women's Imaging, the Society of Uroradiology, the New York Roentgen Society, and the Radiological Society of North America.
In recognition of her accomplishments, Dr. Hricak has received the Marie Curie Award of the American Association of Women Radiologists, the gold medals of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Association of University Radiologists, the Béclère medal of the International Society of Radiology, the Moroccan Merit Medal from the International Society of Radiology, and the Order of the Croatian Morning Star of Katarina Zrinska, Presidential Award from Croatia. She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and an honorary member of the British Institute of Radiology, the German Radiological Society, the Austrian Roentgen Society, the Croatian Society of Radiology, the Journées Françaises de Radiologie, the Swedish Society of Medical Radiology, the Chinese Radiological Society and the Japanese Radiological Society.