2021 Plenary session lecturers and honorees

The RSNA 2021 plenary program features an exciting panel of lecturers to welcome attendees back to Chicago. Don’t miss the opening session, held in Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place on Sunday, November 28, at 4 PM Central Time (CT). See Mary C. Mahoney, MD, RSNA President, and James Merlino, MD, discuss new ideas and technologies that are redefining what it means to be a radiologist today.

Learn more about our plenary session lecturers, distinguished honorees and award winners and make plans to join us for the plenary program. 

Plenary session lecturers

Opening Session

Sunday, November 28, 4–5 PM CT
Mary C. Mahoney, MD

Mary C. Mahoney, MD

President’s Address
Redefining Radiology: The Road Ahead

James Merlino, MD

James Merlino, MD

Opening Session Lecture
Service Fanatics - How to Deliver Safe, High-Quality, Patient-Centric Care

Radiology in the Value-Based Healthcare Arena: Player or Pawn?

Monday, November 29, 11–11:45 AM CT
James A. Brink, MD

James A. Brink, MD

Ensuring an Inclusive, Respectful Workplace

Tuesday, November 30, 11 AM–12 Noon CT

Michele H. Johnson, MD

Christine Porath, PhD

Addressing the Continued Exclusion of Black Physicians in the US Radiation Oncology Workforce

Wednesday, December 1, 3–4 PM CT

Iris C. Gibbs, MD

Together We Can Make a Difference: RSNA/AAPM Symposium

Thursday, December 2, 11 AM–Noon CT

Guang-Hong Chen, PhD

Cynthia McCollough, PhD

Joel G. Fletcher, MD

Distinguished honorees

Awards and honors will be presented formally during a private event this year outside of the plenary sessions.


Gold medalists

Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH

Richard L. Ehman, MD

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD

Honorary members

Boris Brkljačić, MD, PhD

Seung Hyup Kim, MD, PhD

Harriet C. Thoeny, MD

Outstanding Educator

Adam E. Flanders, MD

Outstanding Researcher 

Pamela K. Woodard, MD