RSNA 2015 Honorary Members
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Honorary Membership is presented for significant achievements in the field of radiology. Today during the Plenary Session, RSNA will award three honorary memberships.
Lorenzo Bonomo, M.D., has been a respected educator and leader among international radiologists during his decorated career in chest imaging. Dr. Bonomo's scientific research fields include imaging of pulmonary circulation, lung cancer staging, and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging. His research is reflected in more than 350 scientific publications, which include four books and numerous book chapters.
Currently a professor of radiology and chairman of the Department of Radiological Sciences at the Catholic University of Rome, Gemelli Hospital, Dr. Bonomo is also director of the university's training program in radiology.
Dr. Bonomo earned his medical degree at the Catholic University in Rome in 1970. After completing his residency training program in Rome he moved to Chieti University, Italy, where he spent more than 25 years and helped establish the radiology department. After starting as associate professor and interim chairman in the Department of Radiology, he became a full professor and department chairman from 1990 until taking his posts at Catholic University and Gemelli Hospital in 2003.
Dr. Bonomo has served as president of radiology organizations including the Italian Society of Thoracic Radiology from 1992 to 1996; the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) from 1999 to 2000; and the First World Congress of Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis in Chest Disease in 2005.
Dr. Bonomo received honorary membership from ESTI as well as from the Argentinean, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish radiological societies. He received a gold medal from the European Society of Emergency Radiology in 2013.
A pioneer and leader in international radiology, in 2001, Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon, M.D., successfully implemented the first totally digital radiology department in her native Thailand at Bumrungrad International Hospital, a 500-bed private hospital, which is still the leading center in the region.
Currently a radiologist at Bumrungrad, Dr. Chuapetcharasopon received her medical degree with high honors from Ramathibodi Hospital, faculty of medicine, Mahidol University, in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1979. Dr. Chuapetcharasopon completed fellowships in vascular and interventional radiology and body imaging at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, in 1990.
Also recognized for her medical informatics knowledge, Dr. Chuapetcharasopon has given numerous lectures domestically and internationally. She is currently a member of the Thai Medical Informatics Association Executive Committee and has volunteered for 20 years with the Thai Medical Women's Association.
After learning about the RSNA International Visiting Professor (IVP) Program in 2003, Dr. Chuapetcharasopon applied for the program on behalf of RCRT. In 2005, she hosted an IVP team whose members spent two weeks visiting teaching institutes and lecturing at the RCRT annual meeting. She was appointed to RSNA's Committee on International Radiology Education in December 2013.
An internationally renowned expert and lecturer in thoracic radiology, Jung-Gi Im, M.D., Ph.D., has made a significant impact on the direction of radiology research in his native South Korea and beyond.
Dr. Im is a professor of medicine at the Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, where he served as executive vice-president from 2011 until 2014. He is also a consultant physician in radiology at Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in the United Arab Emirates.
Born in Korea, Dr. Im received his medical degree in 1975 and doctorate in medicine in 1983 at Seoul National University, where he served as dean of medicine from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Im completed his research fellowship in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1987.
Dr. Im has served as principal investigator on numerous research projects focusing on imaging of pulmonary infections, lung cancer, diffuse interstitial lung disease, mediastinal and chest wall disease, and other issues. He has been an invited lecturer in nearly a dozen countries on three continents.
Dr. Im has published more than 200 articles and is the editor of two books on chest radiology. He also holds two patents in Korea. He has participated in the RSNA Annual Meeting as a session moderator and received multiple RSNA Certificates of Merit for Scientific Exhibition awards.