In Pursuit of Excellence
2012 fellows, honorary fellows, and gold medalists represent radiology's finest.
AMCLC attendees reconvened Sunday evening to honor three gold medalists, two honorary fellows, and 112 new fellows at the ACR Convocation.
Dressed in caps and gowns and decorated in their school colors, awardees gathered in front of loved ones, friends, and colleagues to be honored for their accomplishments. Carol H. Lee, MD, FACR, ACR vice president, led this year's class of fellows to the stage while carrying the ACR mace.
George Klempfner, MBBS, from Melbourne, Australia, was humbled to receive is honorary fellowship. "I would like to thank you for your generosity in sharing your expertise with the international community and for letting me join the distinguished ranks of the ACR as an honorary fellow," he said. Giovanni Guido Cerri, from São Paolo, Brazil, was also given the title of honorary fellow.
Milton J. Guiberteau, MD, FACR, from Houston, accepted his ACR Gold Medal with gratitude. In his powerful acceptance speech, Guiberteau told the story of how he selected radiology as his specialty following a chance encounter with his sister's medical images in a radiology elective at medical school. He explained that, for him and all ACR honorees, working for the specialty's best interests in an ongoing task. "This is a gold medal challenge meant for all of us in this room," he concluded. Other 2012 gold medalists included William G. Bradley, MD, PhD, FACR, from San Diego, and Richard L. Morin, PhD, FACR, from Jacksonville, Fla.
For more information on the 2012 gold medalists and honorary fellows, read "Beyond the Standard" on page 22 of the February ACR Bulletin (http://bit.ly/ygIZFt).