RSNA 2023 Dedications Monday: James E. Youker, MD

James Youker, MD

The Monday Plenary Session is dedicated to the memory of James E. Youker, MD, a prolific researcher, master educator and an RSNA Gold Medal recipient.

Dr. Youker received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in New York. His radiology residency at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, was briefly interrupted by two years of military service during which he was chief of radiology at a U.S. naval hospital.

Following his residency, Dr. Youker worked at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Lund in Sweden before being appointed chair of radiology for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Youker remained at MCW for 45 years, helping build the institution’s faculty organization, establishing the Departments of Radiation and Oncology and Biophysics, and serving on the board of directors and numerous committees. He received an MCW Medical Student Outstanding Teaching Award at age 90. Later, MCW established the James E. Youker Endowed Professorship in Radiology in his honor.