Fellow. An active member whose primary professional interest is in the field of emergency radiology or who has made significant contributions to the field, and whose credentials are acceptable to the Fellowship Committee.



List of ASER Fellows (Current)

Carol S. Beatty, MD
Mats Beckman, MD
Ferco Berger, MD, FESER
Mark P. Bernstein, MD
Sanjeev Bhalla, MD
Ronald M. Bilow, MD
C. Craig Blackmore, MD, MPH
Paul J. Bode, MD
Eric A. Brandser, MD
Gordon C. Carson III, MD
Suzanne T. Chong, MD, MS
Richard H. Daffner, MD
Angelo M. DelBalso, MD, DDS, FACR
Peter E. Doris, MD
Carmen EnDress, MD
William A. Finger, MD
Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Andrew I. Gelbman, DO, PhD
Stanford M. Goldman, MD, FACR
Rosalinda Gonzalez-Taull, MD
Gretchen A. W. Gooding, MD
Joel A. Gross, MD
Martin L. Gunn, MBChB, FRANZCR
John H. Harris, Jr., MD, DSc
David B. Haseman, MD
Stephen F. Hatem, MD
Robin D. Hines, MD
Susan D. John, MD, FACR
Jamlik-Omari Johnson, MD
Michele H. Johnson, MD, FACR
Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR
Digna R. Kool, MD
Seppo K. Koskinen, MD, PhD
Wayne S. Kubal, MD
Manickam Kumaravel, MD, FRCR
James N. Lawrason, MD
Stephen Ledbetter, MD, MPH

Bertil Leidner, MD
Ken F. Linnau, MD, MS
Anthony R. Lupetin, MD
Charles R. Luttenton, MD, FACR
Dean D. T. Maglinte, MD
F. A. Mann, MD
Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR
Charles F. Mueller, MD
Felipe Munera, MD
Savvas Nicolaou, MD, FRCPC
Robert A. Novelline, MD, FACR
Diego B. Nuñez, MD, MPH

Fabio Pinto, MD
Thomas Ptak, MD, PhD, MPH
Sravanthi Reddy, MD
James T. Rhea, MD, MBA, FACR
Lee F. Rogers, MD, FACR
Myer H. Roszler, MD
Richard Sacknoff, MD
Mariano Scaglione, MD
William W. Scott, Jr., MD
Robert J. Sefczek, MD
K. Shanmuganathan, MD
Ira Silberman, AB, MD
Carlos J. Sivit, MD
Clint W. Sliker, MD
Aaron D. Sodickson, MD, PhD
Jorge A. Soto, MD
Leonard E. Swischuk, MD, FACR
James M. Tallman, MD, FACR
Josef C. Wenker, MD
O. Clark West, MD, FACR
Anthony J. Wilson, MBChB
Joseph S. Yu, MD, FACR
Ronald J. Zagoria, MD, FACR
Michael I. Zucker, MD

Founders’ Lectures

Founders' Lectures

2018 Martin Gunn, MBChB, FRANZCR*


2017 Mark P. Bernstein, MD*


2016 Wayne S. Kubal, MD*


2015 Susan D. John, MD, FACR*

2014 C. Craig Blackmore, MD, MPH*


 Paul J. Chang, MD, FSIIM 
 Alasdair K. Conn, MD
 F. A. Mann, MD*
 Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR*
 Robert A. Novelline, MD, FACR*
 Diego B. Nuñez, MD, MPH*
 O. Clark West, MD, FACR*


2012 Aaron Sodickson, MD, PhD*

Stephen Ledbetter, MD, MPH*


2010 Joseph S. Yu, MD, FACR*

2009 O. Clark West, MD, FACR*

2008 Diego B. Nuñez, MD, MPH*

2007 Carlos J. Sivit, MD*

2006 K. Shanmuganathan, MD*

2005 Stanford M. Goldman, MD*

2004 Leonard E. Swischuk, MD*

2003 Dr. George Y. El-Khoury, MD

2002 F. A. Mann, MD*

2001 Salvatore J. A. Sclafani, MD

2000 Anthony J. Wilson, MBChB*

1999 Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR*

1998 James T. Rhea, MD, MBA, FACR*

1997 Stephen R. Baker, MD*

1996 Robert A. Novelline, MD*

1995 Jeremy Hollerman, MD

1994 Charles F. Mueller, MD*

1993 Quentin N. Anderson, MD

1992 Theodore E. Keats, MD†

1991 John H. Harris, Jr., MD, DSc*

1990 James McCort, MD


*Fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (FASER)


Gold Medalists

The Gold Medal may be awarded periodically by the Executive Committee in recognition of distinguished and exemplary service to the Society and/or the specialty that it represents.*

*The Honorary Awards Committee will propose Gold Medalist candidates to the Executive Committee.

Gold Medal Recipients

Gold Medal Recipients †
2018 Mark P. Bernstein, MD*
2017 Charles Luttenton, MD, FACR*
2016 Wayne S. Kubal, MD
2015 Susan D. John, MD, FACR
2014 K. Shanmuganathan, MD
2013 Stephen F. Hatem, MD
2012 not awarded 
2011 Anthony J. Wilson, MBChB
2010 Leonard E. Swischuk, MD, FACR
2009 O. Clark West, MD, FACR
2008 Carlos J. Sivit, MD
2007 Lee F. Rogers, MD, FACR
2006 Stanford M. Goldman, MD, FACR
2005 F. A. Mann, MD
2004 Diego B. Nuñez, Jr., MD, MPH
2003 Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR
2002 James T. Rhea, MD, MBA, FACR
2001 Stephen R. Baker, MD and Charles F. Mueller, MD
2000 Robert A. Novelline, MD, FACR 
1999 John H. Harris, Jr., MD, DSc and Theodore E. Keats, MD  

Fellows of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (FASERs)

ASER 2018 Gold Medalist
Mark P. Bernstein, MD*


ASER 2018 Annual Meeting Awards

SEPTEMBER 26–29, 2018

ASER 2018 Annual Meeting Awards

Harris Award 
Zlatan Alagic, MD, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden for
Implementation of an Ultra-low-dose CT-protocol for Extremities: Initial Experience with 106 Subjects?

The best oral presentation of original research by a trainee may be considered for the John H. Harris, MD Award. Presenters must be in an accredited radiology teaching program. The recipient will receive a plaque and $300. 

Novelline Award 
Charlotte Chung, MD, PhD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, for
Updated Imaging-based Selection Criteria Guiding Endovascular Intervention for Ischemic Stroke

The best educational poster presentation by a trainee may be considered for the Robert A. Novelline, MD Award. Presenters must be in an accredited radiology teaching program. The recipient will receive a plaque and $300. 


Paper Presentation Winners

Summa Cum Laude
Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison, for
Diagnostic Accuracy of MR for the Evaluation of Acute Female Pelvic Pathology

Magna Cum Laude
Tarek Hanna, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, for
Emergency Department Clinical and Imaging Superusers: A Population-Based Multi-Payer Claims Analysis

Cum Laude
Keith Herr, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, for
Diagnostic Radiology Resident Perspectives on Fellowship Training and Career Interest in Emergency Radiology

Certificate of Merit 
Ellen Sun, MD, Brigham Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, for 
Virtual monoenergetic Dual-energy CT for Evaluation of Hepatic and Splenic Lacerations


Poster Presentation Winners

Summa Cum Laude
David Tso, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, for
The Mechanics of Cardiac Gated CTA in the ED for Suspected Aortic Dissection

Magna Cum Laude
Peter Schaefer, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, for
Dual Energy CT Enabled Bone Subtraction in the Diagnosis of Intracranial Pathology

Cum Laude
Ling Chen Chien, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, for 
Urine Trouble: Imaging of High-Grade Renal Trauma with Surgical Correlation

Certificate of Merit 
Amanda Scott, MD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, for 
Imaging of Acute Pancreatitis in the Emergency Department: Review of Clinical and Management Implications from a Medical and Surgical Perspective

Certificate of Merit 
Benjamin Hirshberg, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, for 
Emergent Rare Causes of Ureteral and Bladder Obstruction


Cases-of-the-Day Winners

Overall Highest Scores (tie):

Matthew Shapiro, MD
Augusta Health
Fishersville, VA


Jacek Strzelczyk, MD

St. Boniface General Hospital

Winnipeg, Canada


Daily High Scores:

Wednesday: Jacek Strzelczyk, MD 

Thursday: Ryan Key, MD 

Friday: Alex Aubin, MD

Saturday: Maeke Scheerder, MD 


2018 ASER Fellows:

Ferco H. Berger, MD

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Toronto, ON, Canada


Suzanne T. Chong, MD, MS

University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, MI


Robin D. Hines, MD

Inland Imaging

Spokane, WA


Jamlik-Omari Johnson, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA


Manickam Kumaravel, MD, FRCR

Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute

UTHealth McGovern Medical School

Houston, TX


Ken F. Linnau, MD, MS

UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center

Seattle, WA


Savvas Nicolaou, MD, FRCPC

Vancouver General Hospital

Vancouver, BC, Canada


The ASER Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of the Following Companies:


Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

International Medical Solutions Inc.


Philips Healthcare

Siemens Healthineers




American College of Radiology

Envision Physician Services

Fairfax Radiological Consultants

International Medical Solutions Inc.


Mobius Imaging

Philips Healthcare

Radiology Partners

Siemens Healthineers



CME Credits by Modality
To download a spreadsheet detailing the various modalities covered in the ASER Annual Meeting presentations, please click here. For reporting purposes, please note that 1 hour of instruction is equal to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Credits are rounded to the nearest .25 (15 minutes).

About the ASER Annual Scientific Meeting…
The first annual meeting of the society was held in Boston in 1990. The Annual Scientific Meeting has proven to be the open forum for radiologists, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, technologists, and others interested in providing innovative solutions in the emergency setting. More than two hundred professional registrants attend. The proceedings are published and CME credit is provided.

 Annual Meeting Archive

ASER Meetings Archive

ASER 29TH Annual Meeting Brochure 

September 6 – 9, 2017
ASER 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights
ASER 2017 Meeting CME Credits by Modality
ASER 2017 Meeting Photos


ASER 28TH Annual Meeting Brochure 
September 14 – 17, 2016
ASER 2016 Annual Meeting Highlights
ASER 2016 Meeting CME Credits by Modality
ASER 2016 Meeting Photos

ASER 27TH Annual Meeting Brochure
September 16 – 19, 2015
ASER 2015 Annual Meeting Highlights
ASER 2015 Meeting CME Credits by Modality
ASER 2015 Meeting Photos

ASER 26TH Annual Meeting Brochure 
September 10 – 13, 2014
ASER 2014 Annual Meeting Highlights

ASER 2014 Meeting CME Credits by Modality
ASER 2014 Meeting Photos

ASER 25th Annual Meeting Brochure
October 9 – 12, 2013
ASER 2013 Annual Meeting Highlights
ASER 2013 Meeting CME Credits by Modality

ASER 24th Annual Meeting Brochure
September 12 – 15, 2012
ASER 2012 Annual Meeting Highlights
ASER 2012 Meeting CME Credits by Modality

ASER 23rd Annual Meeting Brochure
September 14 – 17, 2011
ASER 2011 Annual Meeting Highlights
ASER 2011 Meeting CME Credits by Modality

ASER 22nd Annual Meeting Brochure
August 11 – 14, 2010
ASER 2010 Annual Meeting Highlights

ASER 21st Annual Meeting Brochure
September 30 – October 3, 2009
ASER 2009 Annual Meeting Highlights

ASER 20th Annual Meeting Brochure
October 1-4, 2008
ASER 2008 Annual Meeting Award

ASER 19th Annual Meeting Brochure
October 3-6, 2007
ASER 2007 Annual Meeting Highlights

ASER 18th Annual Meeting Brochure
September 27-31, 2006
ASER 2006 Annual Meeting Highlights

ASER 17th Annual Meeting Brochure
September 21-24, 2005
ASER 2005 Annual Meeting Awards

ASER 16th Annual Meeting Brochure
September 8-11, 2004
ASER 2004 Annual Meeting Awards

ASER 15th Annual Meeting Brochure
October 22–25, 2003
ASER 2003 Annual Meeting Awards

ASER 14th Annual Meeting Brochure
March 16-20, 2002
ASER 2002 Annual Meeting Awards

ASER 13TH Annual Meeting Brochure
March 14-17, 2001

ASER 12TH Annual Meeting Brochure
March 29- April 1, 2000

ASER Previous Meeting Locations

2018/September 26 – 29, McLean, Virginia – Hilton McLean

2017/September 6 – 9, Toronto, Canada – Hilton Toronto

2016/September 14 – 17, San Francisco, California – The Hyatt Regency San Francisco

2015/September 16 – 19, Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida – The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

2014/September 10 – 13, Portland, OR – The Nines Hotel

2013/October 9 – 12, Cambridge, MA – Hyatt Regency Cambridge

2012/September 12 – 15, New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Marriott

2011/September 14 – 17, Key Biscayne, FL – Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne 2010/August 11 – 14, Seattle, WA – Grand Hyatt Seattle

2009/September 30 – October 3, Orlando, FL – Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

2008/October 1 – 4, Houston, TX – The InterContinental Houston Hotel

2007/October 3 – 6, San Diego, CA – The Hyatt Regency La Jolla

2006/September 27 – 30, Washington, DC – The Omni Shoreham Hotel

2005/September 21 – 24, Tucson, AZ – The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

2004/September 8 – 11, Montreal, Canada – The Omni Mont Royal Hotel

2003/October 22 – 26, Las Vegas, NV – The Alexis Park Resort

2002/March 16 – 19, Lake Buena Vista, FL – The Hilton at Walt Disney World Resort

2001/March 14 – 17, San Francisco, CA – The Grand Hyatt San Francisco

2000/March 29 – April 2, Lake Buena Vista, FL – The Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa

1999/March 10 – 14, Las Vegas, NV – The Desert Inn

1998/April 25 – 30, St. Petersburg, FL – The Renaissance Vinoy Resort 1997/May 3 – 7, New Orleans, LA – The Westin Canal Place

1996/April 24 – 28, Orlando, FL – The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

1995/March 25 – 29, Scottsdale, AZ – The Scottsdale Hilton Resort & Spa

1994/April 12 – 15, Orlando, FL – The Hilton Walt Disney World Village

1993/ March 27 – 31, San Diego, CA – The San Diego Hilton Resort & Spa

1992/March 21 – 24, San Antonio, TX – The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

1991/April 4 – 9, Sand Key, FL – The Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1990/June 2, Boston, MA – The Westin Hotel

Past Presidents

Past Presidents


 2017-2018  Stephen Ledbetter, MD, MPH*
 2016-2017  Joseph S. Yu, MD, FACR*
 2015-2016  Mark P. Bernstein, MD*
 2014-2015  Wayne S. Kubal, MD*
 2012-2014   Susan D. John, MD, FACR *
 2010-2012  Stephen F. Hatem, MD*
 2008-2010  Anthony J. Wilson, MB ChB*
 2006-2008  O. Clark West, MD, FACR*
 2004-2006  Carlos J. Sivit, MD*
 2002-2004  Stanford M. Goldman, MD, FACR*
 2001-2002  Salvatore J. A. Sclafani, MD
 2000-2001  Quentin N. Anderson, MD
 1999-2000  Diego B. Nuñez, MD, MPH*
 1998-1999  Frederick A. Mann, MD*
 1997-1998  Michael I. Zucker, MD*
 1996-1997  Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR*
 1995-1996  James T. Rhea, MD, MBA, FACR*
 1994-1995  Stephen R. Baker, MD*
 1993-1994  Daniel R. Guyot, MD
 1992-1993  Charles F. Mueller, MD*
 1991-1992  Robert A. Novelline, MD, FACR*
 1988-1991  John H. Harris, Jr., MD, ScD*


 *Fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (FASER)

Winged Caduceus Award

The Winged Caduceus Award is bestowed upon an ASER Gold Medalist in recognition of exemplary, career-long service to the Society and the field of emergency radiology. The Winged Caduceus, staff of the Greek god Hermes, messenger of the gods, was chosen as the symbol for this award to emphasize commerce and negotiation. The Winged Caduceus symbolizes the recipient’s achievements in advancing the Society’s mission to a national and international audience. Since this award is reserved for those who exhibit exemplary service over many years, it is anticipated that the Executive Committee will award it infrequently, perhaps once or twice per decade.

2015 Winged Caduceus Award Recipient Dr. Bob Novelline, MD, FACR, FASER

Selection Criteria:

  • Previous Gold Medalist
  • Many years of continuous of service to ASER beyond expected term of service on Executive Committee
  • Verifiable evidence of the candidate’s achievements in advancing ASER’s mission nationally and internationally


Recipients will receive the following:

  • A crystal award with a modern depiction of the caduceus engraved on it.
  • Presentation by an ASER member at the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Meeting



Robert A. Novelline, MD, FACR, is Professor Emeritus of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and former Director of the MGH Emergency Radiology  Division.  He is also former Director of the MGH Emergency Radiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Novelline received his undergraduate degree from McGill  University and medical degree from Boston University. After completion of a radiology residency at MGH, Dr. Novelline completed fellowships in both vascular/interventional radiology and radiology education. In 1982, he was appointed Director of the newly formed Division of Emergency Radiology. He installed one of the first CT scanners in an emergency imaging facility and pioneered investigations on the CT diagnosis of trauma and acute non-traumatic emergencies. He began one of the first fellowships in emergency radiology and is a founding member of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER). He received the ASER’s Gold Medal in 2000 and received their first Winged Caduceus Award for exemplary continued service in September, 2015.

Dr. Novelline also directed both the HMS Core and Advanced Medical Student Radiology Clerkships at MGH between 1975 and 2012. He developed medical student curricula in radiology, which have been widely adopted at other medical schools.  He is a founding member and first President of the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology. In 2012 Dr. Novelline received the AMSER Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Novelline is the author of the 4th through 6th editions of Squire’s Fundamentals of Radiology; currently the world’s largest selling radiology textbooks for medical students now published in seven languages.

As visiting professor he has lectured nationally and internationally on Emergency Radiology and Radiology Education. Dr. Novelline served as Chairman of the Refresher Course Committee of the Radiological Society of North America. In 2007 Dr. Novelline received the RSNA Outstanding Educator Award and he received the RSNA Gold Medal in December, 2015. Dr. Novelline has served the Association of University Radiologists in several capacities including AUR President and received the AUR Gold Medal in 2015. In 2004 Dr. Novelline received the Association of Program Directors in Radiology’s Achievement Award. HMS honored Dr. Novelline with the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.