2018 Outstanding Educator, Researcher Honored Today

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

RSNA will honor David M. Yousem, MD, MBA, and Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, during the RSNA 2018 Opening
Session beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Arie Crown Theater.

Outstanding Educator




World-renowned neuroradiologist, David M. Yousem, MD, MBA, is a respected educator, mentor, author and researcher whose visionary approach to teaching has led to a new generation of technology-driven education models.

Dr. Yousem is a professor and former director of neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD. He also serves as vice chair of program development for the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and as associate dean of professional development at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

After earning his medical degree in 1983 at the University of Michigan, Dr. Yousem completed his residency and radiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then completed a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he began his career as an assistant professor of radiology under the tutelage of Robert I. Grossman, MD, director of neuroradiology. After reaching full professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, he became the director of neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital later that year.

Dr. Yousem earned his Business of Medicine MBA from the Johns Hopkins University in 2003, and was named associate dean of professional development in 2012.

An early adopter of the revolutionary audience response system (ARS), Dr. Yousem was the first course director of the popular case-based, interactive RSNA Neuroradiology Course in 2003. He also pioneered the ARS system at American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) meetings in 2007.

Using a 2008 RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Educational Scholar Grant, Dr. Yousem developed an online Business of Radiology Lecture Series that is still widely used by radiology residency programs to fulfill ACGME requirements. He is the first author and editor along with Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD, of Radiology Business Practice: How to Succeed.

Dr. Yousem is the founder and editor of the popular Case Review Series and has authored or co-authored some of the most referenced textbooks in radiology, including Neuroradiology: The Requisites.

Among his many honors, Dr. Yousem has received the Radiology Editor's Recognition Award with Special Distinction and was awarded the gold medal from the Turkish Radiology Society and the Pernambuco Brazil Radiological Society. He was honored to hoist the national flag in Ahmedabad India on Republic Day 2017. He received the 2018 Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women's Association.

Outstanding Researcher




An internationally recognized neuroradiologist and nuclear physician with a special interest in late-life neuropsychiatric disorders, Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, has significantly influenced the field with her research work.

Dr. Meltzer is the William P. Timmie professor and chair of radiology and imaging sciences and associate dean for research at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. She also serves as director of the Innovation Catalyst Program for the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance. She established the Emory Center for Systems Imaging to broadly support the advance of imaging capabilities in basic and translational research.

Having maintained 22 years of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding as principal or co-investigator for research into the study and detection of aging-related brain conditions and diseases and the development and validation of imaging technology, Dr. Meltzer has published more than 200 papers.

Dr. Meltzer is an advocate for thoughtful professional development and has individually mentored more than 60 pre- and post-doctoral trainees and junior faculty. She is a highly sought-after national and international lecturer on brain disorders and clinical neuroscience as well as novel research program development and biomedical research advocacy.

After receiving her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Dr. Meltzer completed her fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She began her career at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and was named medical director of the PET Facility in 1998 and chief of neuroradiology and vice chair of research in the Department of Radiology in 2002.

Dr. Meltzer is a former president of both the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research. She has served on the advisory council for the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the American College of Radiology's board of chancellors and the executive committee of the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology.

At RSNA, Dr. Meltzer currently serves as third vice president and on the board of trustees for the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation. She is also a member of the R&E Foundation's Evaluation Committee and serves as a board liaison to the R&E Public Relations Committee. She is a former chair of the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) Task Force and of the Research Development Committee.

Her numerous accolades include the Outstanding Contributions in Research Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology in 2016 and the 2018 gold medal from the Association of University Radiologists.