RSNA 2023 Honorary Members: Yi-Hong Chou, MD
Yi-Hong Chou, MD a prolific investigator and insightful mentor, Yi-Hong Chou, MD, is internationally recognized for his research in advanced ultrasound techniques and for his natural leadership in both the clinical and academic arenas.
“Dr. Chou’s work in breast and abdominal ultrasound have advanced the field in myriad ways,” said RSNA President Matthew A. Mauro, MD. “His leadership as an educator and researcher has been an asset to numerous radiologists.”
A Taiwan native, Dr. Chou earned his medical degree from Taipei Medical College in 1978. He went on to pursue postgraduate training in radiology and ultrasound at Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He ascended the ranks at Veterans General Hospital, eventually serving as chief of medical ultrasound and breast imaging, and director of their Occupational Safety and Health Office. His exceptional performance earned him accolades nearly every year, including Doctor of the Year and merit awards for Outstanding Clinical Performance of the Year, Outstanding Educational Program of the Year, Good Example of Administration and Outstanding Teaching Faculty.
Currently, Dr. Chou is vice president and chair professor of radiology at Yuanpei University of Medical Technology and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Medicine in Taipei, and a clinical professor at Taipei’s National Defense Medical Center. He serves as director of the Asian Oceanian School of Radiology.
Dr. Chou has focused much of his research on ultrasound, particularly breast and abdominal applications as well as in the emergency setting. He currently is investigating a variety of Doppler techniques and microbubble contrast agents for evaluating tumor vascularity, and he is exploring techniques in tumor ablation.
He has lent his expertise and guidance to multiple peer-reviewed journals, serving as editor for publications including the Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ultrasound and as editor of WFUMB Ultrasound Open, the official open access journal of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB).
Respected across the globe for his strong leadership, Dr. Chou has served in many executive roles including as administrative councilor of the International Society of Radiology and vice president 1 of WFUMB. He is a former president of the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology (AOSR), the Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, and the Asian Society of Abdominal
Radiology (ASAR) and Asian Breast Diseases Association.
He received gold medals from AOSR and ASAR, and holds numerous honorary memberships including from the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Japanese Radiological Society and the Korean Society of Radiology.
Having delivered 325 invited lectures, Dr. Chou is a skilled educator. In addition to his current professorships, he has served as a consultant radiologist for Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, as a visiting professor at Tan Kai-Sin Hospital in Singapore, and as chair of the Education Committee of the Society of Ultrasound in Medicine of the Republic of China. He has authored or co-edited more than 436 peer-reviewed articles, 18 book chapters, five books and nearly 400 abstracts.