RSNA 2023 Dedications Tuesday: Robert R. Hattery, MD

The Tuesday Plenary Session is dedicated to the memory of RSNA Past President Robert R. Hattery, MD, a distinguished scholar and strong advocate for all radiologists.

Robert R. Hattery, MD
Robert R. Hattery, MD

Dr. Hattery received his medical degree, specializing in radiology, from Indiana University in Indianapolis and later completed his radiology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. There his career progressed, and he was later appointed chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. In 1994, Dr. Hattery was named chairman of the Mayo Clinic board of governors. After retiring from Mayo Clinic in 1998, Dr. Hattery served as the executive director of the American Board of Radiology until 2007.

A prolific author and a globally sought-after lecturer who is remembered by his colleagues as a well-balanced, powerful leader with a welcoming nature, Dr. Hattery is a past president of the Society of Computed Body Tomography, the Society of Uroradiology and the American Board of Radiology. He received gold medals from the Minnesota Radiological Society, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the Society of Uroradiology.

Dr. Hattery was a longtime supporter of the RSNA R&E Foundation. He served on the RSNA Board of Directors and rose to the position of president in 2006. He was awarded the RSNA Gold Medal in 2011.