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  • About RSNA
  • Kay H. Vydareny, M.D.

  • Throughout her career, Kay H. Vydareny, M.D., has been recognized for her devotion to advancing medical education and mentoring medical students and radiology residents. Her considerable efforts over the years have touched the lives of residents and program directors around the country.

    Dr. Vydareny received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Massachusetts and her medical degree from the University of Michigan. Following an internship at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Consortium, which serves as the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine's Grand Rapids campus.

    As a thoracic radiologist, Dr. Vydareny's interests lie in the clinical and radiologic evaluation of cardiothoracic disease. She served as principal investigator for the National Lung Screening Trial from 2002 to 2011 at Emory University in Atlanta.

    Dr. Vydareny's outstanding work in medical education has led to many prestigious awards including gold medals from the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in 2002, the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 2005, and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) in 2006. In 2000, the American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) honored her with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of women in radiology/radiation oncology.

     Dr. Vydareny has served as a member of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Board of Trustees and has been the ABR associate executive director for diagnostic radiology and the subspecialties since 2008.

    Her extensive RSNA involvement includes serving as a current member of the Public Information Advisors Network (PIAN) and the Centennial Planning Committee. In addition, Dr. Vydareny was a member and chair of the general radiology scientific program subcommittee for the RSNA annual meeting. She also served as a moderator for the popular image interpretation session held at the 1987 RSNA annual meeting.

    Kay H. Vydareny, M.D.