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SIIM Recognizes Leaders in Medical Imaging Informatics

Paul G. Nagy, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM becomes Chair of SIIM; David Clunie, MBBS inducted into the College of SIIM Fellows; Eliot l. Siegel, FSIIM, 2016 Dwyer Lecturer

Portland OR — June 30, 2016 — The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) welcomes a new board chair, Dr. Paul G. Nagy at the society’s 2016 annual meeting. He will start his two year term on July 1, 2016, the final day of the SIIM 2016 Annual Meeting. Dr. Nagy is Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center ‎in Baltimore, MD. Nagy has been an incredibly important and prolific force in medical imaging informatics and within SIIM. His diverse roles as mentor to a whole generation of imaging informatics experts, and as innovative medical physicist, trail blazing medical imaging informatician, management expert, quality expert and software developer are without parallel in medicine.

Nagy has clear, pervasive goals as the new SIIM chair. “I am a teacher at heart, and I plan to continue and strengthen SIIM’s tradition to create future leaders in imaging informatics. SIIM convenes researchers and industry in the field through our annual meeting, scientific conferences, and peer reviewed Journal of Digital Imaging to discuss the latest discoveries and technologies. The society brings together professionals in the field to network and exchange best practices. I believe the greatest contribution to the field that SIIM makes is in creating the leaders for the next generation,” said Nagy in a recent interview.

New SIIM Fellow

Honors were awarded to David A Clunie, MBBS with his induction into the SIIM College of Fellows on Thursday, June 30. Dr. Clunie, an outstanding innovator and critical thinker, has been a highly effective developer and promoter of open standards throughout his illustrious career. His innovative and tireless work over the past decades has measurably improved the lives of innumerable patients, radiologists, and imaging informatics professionals. He has made an indelible mark on the field of imaging informatics, and reflects the highest standards of SIIM.

Dwyer Lecturer

The 2016 Dwyer Lecture, “Peering into the Future Through the Looking Glass of Artificial Intelligence” will be presented by Eliot L. Siegel, MD, FSIIM on July 1 at the Closing Session of the 2016 SIIM Annual Meeting. Dr. Siegel is Professor and Vice Chairman of Imaging Information Systems, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Chief of Imaging, VA Maryland Health Care System. He is recognized worldwide as a premier authority on digital medical imaging. His keynote will address the very opportune topic of maximizing the benefits of Machine Intelligence. The Annual Dwyer Lecture features a SIIM Fellow as the presenter of a particularly relevant and insightful topic in honor of Samuel J. Dwyer, III, PhD – the humble, prolific pioneer of digital medical imaging.

About SIIM

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine represents more than 2000 healthcare professionals with interest in enterprise information and image management. SIIM is a not-for-profit organization focused on education, clinical practices, research, and innovation in the field of imaging informatics. The society is committed to actively contributing to the development and advancement of imaging informatics professionals and scientists worldwide and to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SIIM_Tweets and #ImagingIT#SIIM16.


Publish date

Jun 30, 2016


  • Administration and Operations

Media Type

  • Press Release

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Researcher/Scientist


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