Richard L. Ehman, MDRSNA 2017 President’s AddressIs it Time to Reinvent Radiology?


RSNA President, Richard L. Ehman, MD, will open the RSNA 2017 plenary with his President’s Address, “Is it Time to Reinvent Radiology?” In his lecture, Dr. Ehman will explore how innovations in medical imaging have often been the product of unique multidisciplinary efforts, harnessing biomedical science with physical science and engineering.

Dr. Ehman is president of the RSNA Board of Directors and has served as a Board member since 2010. He is a professor of radiology and the Blanche R. & Richard J. Erlanger Professor of Medical Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Ehman earned his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. His internship at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, was followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Calgary. He completed a year-long research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a clinical fellowship and his appointment to the staff of the Mayo Clinic in 1985.

Dr. Ehman served on the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors and in 2014 was elected as an emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. He is past president of several organizations, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Academy of Radiology Research, and the Society for Body Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance. He served on the RSNA Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015.

A widely respected leader in radiology research, Dr. Ehman has served as chair of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he has also served terms on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and on the Council of Councils.

An NIH-funded clinician-scientist and inventor, Dr. Ehman holds more than 70 U.S. and foreign patents. He was awarded the ISMRM gold medal, the RSNA Outstanding Researcher Award, an RSNA Honored Educator Award and the gold medal of the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology. He was named the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Investigator in 2014, and is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. In 2010, Dr. Ehman was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.