Leesburg, VA – July 19, 2022

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) convened its Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The Society’s mission focuses on advancing the imaging informatics field by fostering education, research, and innovation.

The SIIM Annual Meeting is where the enterprise imaging community comes together to recognize the achievements of its diverse membership. The following awards and prizes were presented during this year’s Annual Meeting.

New College of SIIM Fellows

Honors were awarded to:

  • Chris Meenan, CIIP, FSIIM
  • Christopher Roth, MD, MMCI, FSIIM
  • Nabile SafdarMD, MPH, FSIIM
  • Teri Sippel Schmidt, MS, FSIIM

with their induction into the SIIM College of Fellows on Thursday, June 9. Their exceptional accomplishments and talents reflect the highest standards of SIIM.

The Samuel J. Dwyer Lectureship

The 2022 Dwyer Lecture, Imaging Informatics: An Unexpected Journey, was awarded to Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, CIIP, FSIIM, Associate Dean of CME, Professor of Radiology, and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

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.


Individual achievements were recognized in the field of medical imaging informatics through the following Honorary Awards:

The Gold Medal of the Society Award

Presented to Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, FSIIM, MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science and Bradley J. Erickson, MD, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, Mayo Clinic.

Awarded annually in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in research or implementation of imaging informatics applications.

The Dr. Joe Gitlin Award

Presented to Steve G. Langer, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, Mayo Clinic.

Awarded annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of imaging informatics through the development of innovative, high-impact solutions.

The Dr. Ruth Dayhoff Award for the Advancement of Women in Medical Imaging Informatics

Presented to Nikki Fennell, CIIP, Change Healthcare.

Awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of imaging informatics by a woman or presented to a woman dedicated to the advancement and promotion of women in imaging informatics.

The Imaging Informatics Innovator Award

Presented to Chris Hafey, Amazon Web Services and Safwan Halabi, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Presented annually for extraordinary achievements in informatics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in Imaging or medicine.

The Early Career Achievement Award

Presented to Veronica Rotemberg, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Presented in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions in imaging informatics to someone whose highest earned degree has been awarded within 10 years of the date of nomination.

The Educator Award

Presented to Omer A. Awan, MD, MPH, CIIP, University of Maryland Medical Center.

Given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to imaging informatics education by a SIIM instructor or educator in the field.


Using a peer review process, the following scientific awards were presented for outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging informatics:

Best Scientific Paper Award

Presented to Steven Rothenberg, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Awarded for scientific merit, relevance to the community, and quality of scientific presentation.

The Roger A. Bauman, MD Award

Presented to Kesavan Venkatesh, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering and University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) Center.

Awarded for the best student paper and named to honor Dr. Bauman’s distinguished career in radiological informatics research and practice and his status as Founding Editor of the Journal of Digital Imaging.

The Helen and Paul Chang Foundation New Investigator Travel Awards

Presented to:

Hazel Asumu, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Briana Malik, University of Pittsburgh

Shahriar Faghani, MD, Mayo Clinic

Kesavan Venkatesh, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering and University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) Center

Awarded to new investigators with an area of study in imaging informatics who either are currently in a full-time training program or have completed their training program within 2 years of the SIIM Annual Meeting.

Scientific Posters & Demonstration Awards

1st Place

Oge Marques, PhD, Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Adam Corbin

2nd Place

Mohammad Alfaqih, MD, Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Nathan Andrew, MD; Abdullah Alfaqih, MD; Jonathan Rassi, MD; Pauley Chea, MD; Jeffrey Hashim, MD

Honorable Mention

Ankur Doshi, MD, Associate Professor, NYU Langone Health

Dana Ostrow; Christopher Larson; Amanda Sowell; Daniel Carbone; Michael Recht, MD


Presented annually to the best papers and the most valuable reviewer for the previous year.

Best Paper

Presented to Kirti Magudia, MD, PhD (Primary Author), Christopher P. Bridge, D.Phil., Katherine P. Andriole, PhD, and Michael H. Rosenthal, MD, PhD.

Volume 34, December 2021: pp 1424–1429

Most Downloaded Paper

Presented to Alexander J. Towbin, MD (Primary Author), Christopher J Roth, MD, Cheryl A. Petersilge, MD, Kimberley Garriott, Kenneth A. Buckwalter, MD, and David A. Clunie, MBBS.

Volume 34, February 2021: pp 1-15

Most Valuable Reviewer

Presented to David E. Brown, CIIP, FSIIM.


The Hackathon allows Informaticists to come up with innovative ideas that can change the way health information systems work, communicate, and interact with each other. The following teams were awarded:

1st Place

BLIMI – BLockchain In Medical Information

Lindsey Marrero, Mike Ciancibello, and Cathy DeCoske

2nd Place

Screen Scraper

Nick Hermans, Les Folio, Wyatt Tellis, Martin Willemink, and Kinson Ho

3rd Place

Cloud-based ECG Viewer

Bill Wallace and Mark Ibrahim

Audience Choice Award Winner

Hyponym Reporting

Nathan Bumbarger MD, Cyrillo Araujo, Augustina Aikigbe, Marcelo Coelho, Emuobosa Akpodono, Shravan Kooragayal, Stacy O’Conno, Les Folio, and Alexandra Vargas-Valentin

About the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is the leading healthcare professional organization for those interested in the current and future use of informatics in medical imaging. The Society’s mission is to advance medical imaging informatics across the Enterprise through education, research, and innovation in a multi-disciplinary community.


Priyanka Harilal

SIIM Director of Marketing

Publish date

Jul 19, 2022


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