2016 Gold Medal Winners

Morton A. Bosniak , MD, FSCBTMR

Dr. Morton Bosniak completed his radiology residency at New York Hospital – Cornell where his training was interrupted by two years of military service as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.  After completing his residency, he held faculty positions at Moneifiore Hospital, Boston University Medical School, and Albert Einstein School of Medicine. From 1960 until his retirement in 2002, Dr. Bosniak was a Professor of Radiology and Urology at New York University. He was named “Teacher of the Year” 4 times.

He has published more than 200 articles, co-authored 5 books, and 30 chapters.  He was an outstanding teacher and served over 300 Visiting Professorships, Lectures to Radiologic Societies, Lectures at Post Graduate Courses, and Refresher Course presentations at National and International meetings. He served on the editorial boards of both Radiology and Cardiovascular Radiology and was Co-Editor in Chief of Urologic Radiology. He is known for his pioneering work on the differentiation of benign from malignant cystic lesions in the kidney.

In addition to his academic and editorial commitments, Dr Bosniak was an early Fellow of the SCBT and a committee chair.  He was a founding member of the Society of Uroradiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (now Society of Interventional Radiology) as well as President of the New York Roentgen Society. 

Dr Bosniak is also the recipient of gold medals from the Radiological Society of North America and Society of Uroradiology. 


Melvyn Korobkin, MD, FSCBTMR

Melvyn Korobkin, M.D., was born in Detroit, Michigan and as a young boy, moved to California. He attended high school in Santa Monica, CA and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and his medical degree from Yale University. He served an internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and returned to California to complete his radiology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He joined the Radiology Department at UCSF as an Assistant Professor in 1972. He was quickly promoted to Associate Professor after only 3 years. In 1973, UCSF was one of the first medical centers in the nation to install a body CT scanner, and Dr. Korobkin led the implementation of this very promising technology. He was one of the founding members of the Society of Uroradiology in 1974 and an early member of the Society of Computed Body Tomography (SCBT) in 1976.

In 1978, Dr. Korobkin was recruited to Duke University as Professor of Radiology where he served for 6 years. He was then recruited to Wayne State University and in 1989 was recruited to the University of Michigan where he served as Division Chief of Abdominal Imaging until 2002. Dr. Korobkin was an active member of the Division and was named professor emeritus in 2012. Dr. Korobkin and his colleagues are known for investigation of the differential washout between various adrenal masses and developed a quantitative method that accurately and consistently distinguishes benign adrenal adenomas from malignant adrenal masses. In 2013, the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan established the Melvyn T. Korobkin Collegiate Professorship of Radiology.

 

 Dr. Korobkin and his colleagues have authored over 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 22 non peer-reviewed publications, 35 book chapters, as well as 4 books.  During his career, he delivered invited talks and lectures across the US and overseas.

 

Dr. Korobkin is married to Linda and they live in Ann Arbor; they have a son, Daniel who received his law degree from Yale Law School and is Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Michigan.

 

Dr. Korobkin has received many awards and honors throughout his distinguished career including the James Picker Foundation Scholar, NIH Research Career Development Award, and several research awards for scholarly work from the Society of Uroradiology, and the SCBT-MR. He was also awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Uroradiology in 2008. Because of his many scholarly contributions to the study of adrenal diseases, and particularly the role of imaging, Dr. Korobkin was the sole radiologist invited to speak at the NIH State-of-the-Art Science Conference on the Management of the Clinically Inapparent Adrenal Mass (Incidentaloma).  In 2013, he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

 


Joseph K. T. Lee, M.D., FACR, FSCBTMR

Joseph K.T. Lee is a Distinguished Professor of Radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore (2014 – 2016). A world-class expert in the developing technologies of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), his primary area of expertise is abdominal imaging.

Lee graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1973. He completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and joined the faculty in 1977. He became a full professor in 1986. Lee left Washington University in 1991 for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he continued to excel as chair of radiology before relinquishing his administrative duties in 2007. He now devotes his time to patient care, clinical research and mentoring the next generation of radiology leaders.

In the United States and abroad, Lee is known as a pioneer in the clinical utility of CT and MRI of abdominal and pelvic organs including being the first to demonstrate the clinical utility of proton spectroscopic imaging (Dixon method) in liver imaging.  He has written and edited seven major textbooks. His best-known book, Computed Body Tomography with MRI Correlation, is in its fourth edition and was published in 2006. He also has published more than 160 articles in refereed journals.

His research focuses on the comparison between CT and MR imaging for various abdominal and pelvic disorders, and identifies the impact that these new technologies can have on patient care.

Lee has also focused on enhancing productivity in academic radiology departments.

He has delivered numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally. He has served leadership positions in many professional radiologic organizations, including the president of the Society of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS).

Lee received Gold Medals from Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology and from American Roentgen Ray Society. He was the recipient of Washington University School of Medicine Alumni Achievement Award and is an Honorary Member of Korean Society of Radiology as well as Japanese Society of Radiology.