RSNA will pay tribute to a number of distinguished physicians during the 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. All presentations will take place in the Arie Crown Theater.
HONORARY MEMBERS — Presented Monday, Nov. 28 • 1:30 P.M.
Honorary Membership in RSNA is presented for significant achievement in the field of radiology. At RSNA 2016, Honorary Membership will be given to Luis Donoso-Bach, MD, PhD, of Barcelona, Spain, Carlo Bartolozzi, MD, of Pisa, Italy, and Osamu Matsui, MD, PhD, of Kanazawa, Japan.
Luis Donoso-Bach, MD, PhD
celebrated diagnostic radiologist, researcher and inventor, Luis Donoso-Bach, MD, PhD, has earned an international reputation as a leader in building relationships with radiologic societies across the globe and as a pioneer in creating the virtual radiology conference.
“I’m very grateful to receive this honorary membership from RSNA,” Dr. Donoso-Bach said. “I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Board of Directors for choosing me for this honor. I have the utmost respect for RSNA. Probably no other organization in the world does as good a job of promoting its profession as RSNA does for radiology.”
Born in Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain, Dr. Donoso-Bach earned his medical degree in 1981 from the School of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and his doctorate degree at the university in 1992. After working as a staff radiologist for several years at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Dr. Donoso-Bach was appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at the UDIAT Centre Diagnostic, Sabadell, Spain, in 1992, and became executive director in 1998.
Currently, Dr. Donoso-Bach serves as the director of the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and as professor of radiology at the University of Barcelona — positions he has held since 2006.
Dr. Donoso-Bach began his research career focusing mainly on abdominal imaging related to liver disease before shifting his emphasis to digital imaging and the development and implementation of IT in diagnostic radiology. He led the creation of a research and development team at UDIAT that resulted in several patents and products now widely used in Spain.
Throughout his career, Dr. Donoso-Bach has been active in professional societies from the national to the international level. He served as vice president of the Spanish Society for Diagnostic Radiology (SERAM) from 1998 to 2002 and as president from 2002 to 2006. As SERAM president, Dr. Donoso-Bach realized Spain’s unique position in building bridges between Europe and the U.S., and focused on strengthening relationships between radiologic societies.
Since 2000, he has served the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in various capacities and is the current ESR immediate past president. In that role, Dr. Donoso-Bach has directed ESR’s focus on medical radiation protection, imaging biomarkers and biobanks, ESRiGuide CDS product implementation, and in 2016 worked with other European medical associations to develop a strategic research agenda for medical radiation protection.
A pioneer in the virtual radiology education concept, Dr. Donoso-Bach worked with Ricardo Garcia-Mónaco, MD, PhD, of Argentina to develop a Spanish-language virtual congress in 2008 that was adopted by the InterAmerican College of Radiology. As a leader with the International Society of Radiology (ISR), Dr. Donoso-Bach helped develop the first ISR Virtual Congress in 2008 and served as secretary general of the ISR from 2012-2014.
He has published more than 90 research articles, seven book chapters and has lectured at prestigious universities and conferences across the globe.
Among his many honors, Dr. Donoso-Bach received the gold medal of SERAM and honorary fellowship in the American College of Radiology. He received honorary memberships in the Mexican Federation of Radiology and the Argentinean, Chilean, Italian, French, German and Serbian radiological societies.