Marten Klop is not a radiologist,
but he is a regular at the RSNA annual
meeting and a loyal supporter of the R&E
Mr. Klop spent many years attending
RSNA functions with his wife, RSNA past
president and former R&E Foundation
Board of Trustees chair Helen C. Redman,
M.D. Since losing Helen to metastatic
breast cancer in 2000, he continues
to support the Foundation and attend the
meetings because of her commitment and
passion for the society. He enjoys connecting
and sharing memories with longtime
friends at the meetings.
A retired banker, Mr. Klop currently
serves on the Board of Trustees of the
Dallas Opera and the Board of Directors
of the Dallas Chamber of Music. He lives
in the home he and Dr. Redman built
together in Dallas, where she served as
Vice-Chairman of Radiology at the University
of Texas Southwestern Medical
An avid traveler, Dr. Redman met
her future husband on an archeological
cruise through the Greek Islands. Both
San Franciscans at the time, Dr. Redman
and Mr. Klop soon became inseparable.
One day they quietly left work early and
visited the courthouse to get married,
bringing with them just two close friends
The couple spent many years traveling
the world together. She was an avid birdwatcher, and two memorable
trips included birdwatching
in Chile and Spain. Dr. Redman
also loved to read, and the
couple’s home overflowed with
But most of all she loved
teaching. The daughter of a high
school teacher and granddaughter
of two physicians, Dr. Redman
deeply valued education,
and was especially dedicated to
the residency program.
“She was generous with her
time,” Mr. Klop remembered.
She spent much of her career
as an active member of RSNA. In
addition to her service as president
and on the R&E Foundation
Board of Trustees, Dr. Redman
worked internationally supporting
her colleagues in radiology.
Recognized as a pioneer in the
field of vascular and interventional
radiology, Dr. Redman
authored two texts and several
journal articles on the subject.
As the first woman to serve as RSNA
President in 1995 and a founding member
of the American Association for Women
Radiologists, Dr. Redman was a role
model for women in radiology.
In recognition of her many contributions
to the field of radiology, Dr. Redman
received RSNA’s highest honor, the Gold
Medal, in 2000. She also received gold
medals from the Texas Radiological
Society (TRS) and the Society of Interventional
Radiology. To honor her service,
RSNA President C. Douglas Maynard,
M.D., and representatives from the TRS
visited her in the hospital to present the
Mr. Klop shares his wife’s passion
for supporting the R&E Foundation.
“Research is ongoing and the world of
radiology is fast-moving,” he said, when
asked why supporting the Foundation
remains important to him. Mr. Klop and
his late wife are President’s Circle, Ruby
Visionary and Star Legacy donors to the
Mr. Klop recently chose to make a
charitable gift annuity to the Foundation,
which allows him to receive lifetime
annuity payments while also benefitting
the R&E Foundation.
“The Foundation was very helpful
in setting up this annuity. For me
there are certain tax advantages, and I
receive some income,” Mr. Klop said of
Learn more about how you can make a
charitable gift annuity by visiting RSNA.
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