The Gold Medal was established in 1995 to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of neuroradiology. "Bob Lukin helped to shape the field as it was formed, and has worked to strengthen it ever since,” says Gary Becker, executive director of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and vascular and interventional radiology professor at the University of Arizona.
As only the third radiology chair at University of Cincinatti (UC), Lukin led the radiology department with what his colleagues called a calm, strong leadership style for 15 years. As chair he stepped down in February 2008.
Lukin is credited with strengthening UC‘s radiology residency programme and expanding clinical programmes and services. He participated in the training of more than 300 residents and 60 neuroradiology fellows during his career.
Even as chairperson, he maintained a significant role clinically, teaching residents and fellows on almost a daily basis. During his tenure at UC, Lukin ensured that the radiology department regularly secured the most advanced equipment and implemented innovative new imaging techniques.
Lukin served in a leadership role with the ASNR for 14 years as part of the executive committee responsible for managing critical issues related to certification. He has contributed a huge amount of time as well as diplomatic and organisational skill to this effort.
As an active member of the ABR, Lukin was a board examiner for 30 years. In this role, he chaired a subcommittee that developed the first computer-based recertification examination for neuroradiology. He also played a key role in the development of subspecialty certification exams, which allowed neuroradiologists to be certified and examined within their subspecialty.
MEDICA.de; Source: University of Cincinatti