Burton P. Drayer, MD Named President of RSNA

ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Oncology | Burton P. Drayer, MD, the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and chair of the department of radiology and executive vice-president for risk at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). His presidency was made official at the 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.

As president, Dr. Drayer will support advances in education, research, information technology, and patient safety. “My goals for 2011 are to enhance collaboration among radiology and non-radiology societies, as well as to extend the utilization and recognition of the RSNA’s extensive technology platform,” he said. “I hope to accelerate our critically important research agenda and expand the role that the RSNA plays in advancing radiation safety.”

With a focus in neuroradiology, Dr. Drayer’s major research interests involve using advanced CT and MRI techniques for the diagnosis of cerebral infarction, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, vascular malformation, and brain neoplasm as well as to characterize and quantitate brain iron, perfusion, and barrier permeability. Dr. Drayer was editor of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America from 1991 to 2005. He has authored or coauthored nearly 200 journal articles, 41 book chapters, and two books.

Dr. Drayer’s awards and honors include the Cornelius G. Dyke Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Radiology. He is a fellow of both the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Academy of Neurology, a past-president of the New York Roentgen Society, and presently on the board of chancellors of the ACR. He is past-president of the American Society of Neuroradiology and founding member of its Neuroradiology Education and Research Foundation.

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