2017 Gold Medal Winners

Michael P. Federle, MD, FSCBTMR

Dr. Federle graduated Summa cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marquette University and his MD from Georgetown University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Radiology at the University of Cincinnati, after which he had a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and 10 years on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in radiology where he also served as Chief of Radiology at San Francisco General Hospital.

 

In 1989 Dr Federle accepted the Chair of Radiology position at the University of Pittsburgh medical center, where he also subsequently held the position of Chief of Abdominal Imaging.

 

In 2008 Dr Federle returned to the West Coast as Professor of Radiology and Associate Chair for Education at Stanford University, his current position.

 
His focus in clinical research and teaching is abdominal imaging with a particular emphasis on CT scanning. Within this broad field he has a wide range of specific and general interests, leading to over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as hundreds of book chapters. In addition, he has been the main editor and author of more than 20 textbooks of radiology. The most recent of these are the 3rd Edition of Diagnostic Imaging: Abdomen, Imaging Anatomy: Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis, Expert DDx: Abdomen and Pelvis (2nd ed), and Specialty Imaging: Hepatobiliary and Pancreas, all published by Amirsys/Elsevier.  He is also the author of most of the “abdominal” content in the Amirsys STATdx and RADPrimer online clinical decision support and educational programs.

 

He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 2010 Cannon Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, the Gold Medal of the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, and “Teacher of the Year” at Stanford, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, San Francisco. A “Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award” is given in his name annually by the Radiology department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


W. Dennis Foley, MD, FSCBTMR

W. Dennis Foley, MD is a graduate of the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  He trained in Radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.  Dr. Foley did a 1-year Instructorship in Vascular Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.     

Dr. Foley has been practicing diagnostic radiology since 1974.  For the last 40 years he has been at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Prior to 1974 Dr. Foley had worked as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and just prior to starting at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977, Dr. Foley spent two years as a Specialist in Diagnostic Radiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Medical Centre, Shenton Park, West Australia. 

During Dr. Foley’s 40 years at the Medical College of Wisconsin his areas of expertise lie in Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasonography, Diagnostic Radiology, and Digital Imaging.  From 1978 to 1993 he was Co-director, of the section of Digital Imaging; and from 1993 to 2015 he was the Director of the section of Digital Imaging which included being the Program Director of the Digital Imaging Fellowship.

Dr. Foley has published hundreds of articles and published numerous text book chapters in his 40+ years of being a radiologist.  He has also received numerous awards throughout the years including Editors Recognition award for Distinction in reviewing from Radiology in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, and 1999.   Dr. Foley is on numerous Advisory Boards including General Electric Medical Systems. 

Dr. Foley is board certified with the American Board of Radiology since December 1997 and the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists since 1971.  


Alec J. Megibow, MD, FSCBTMR

Dr. Megibow received his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1968. Following a gap year during which time he taught in the Cleveland Public Schools, he went on to SUNY Upstate Medical Center and received his MD in 1974. From there he directly began my diagnostic Radiology residency at NYU-Bellevue, completing training that included a year of abdominal imaging fellowship in 1978. Dr. Megibow remains at NYU-Bellevue to this day.

Dr. Megibow was extremely fortunate in career timing; the first whole body scanner at NYU was installed as he began his fellowship year in 1977-8. Dr. Megibow was granted the privilege of working side-by-side with Dr. Morton A. Bosniak a mentor/partner relationship that endured throughout his career. In 1980, joined by Drs. David Naidich and Emil Balthazar the core of innovative imagers was established who, through strong ties with clinicians at NYU-Bellevue, were able to consistently publish substantive contributions to the literature and medical practice.

 Dr. Megibow has co-authored close to 200 scientific papers, book chapters, written and edited several textbooks, including the first textbook on CT of the GI tract in 1986. He was a principle investigator for the NCI sponsored technology assessment project for pancreatic cancer imaging. Alec has lectured all over the world including several named lectures including The Annual Lecture in Leeds, 1st Annual Ferrucci Lecture of the NE Roentgen Society, Roger Berg Lecture at University of Michigan and The Igor Laufer Lecture at University of Pennsylvania among others.  Dr. Megibow was awarded the Gold Medal from the ARRS, and honorary Fellow of ESGAR, the Grubbe award from the Chicago Radiologic Society and Radiologist of the Year from the New York Roentgen Society.    Dr. Megibow has been awarded “attending of the year” 3 times by the residents at NYU.