2017 Fall Newsletter

The Board of Directors of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance are proud to announce the recipients of the SCBT-MR Gold Medal for 2017.

Gold medals are awarded in recognition of leadership to the society and extraordinary contributions to the art and science of body imaging.

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. Read More


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. 
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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,  went on to SUNY Upstate Medical Center and received my 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 remain at NYU-Bellevue to this day.

Dr. Megibow was extremely fortunate in career timing; his first whole body scanner was installed as he began my 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 my career. In 1980, joined by Drs. David Naidich and Emil Balthazar our 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. Read More


Alec Megibow MD, MPH, FSCBTMR, Brian Herts, MD, FSCBTMR  and Mark Baker, MD, FSCBTMR traveled to Singapore. As part of the trip they visited National University Hospital in Singapore to present a mini-symposium honoring Joseph K. T. Lee, M.D., FACR, FSCBTMR - the 2016 SCBT-MR Gold Medal winner.


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