The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) announces that Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has been awarded the 2022 ARRS Gold Medal. Lee will be formally recognized as the 2022 ARRS Gold Medalist during the opening ceremony of the ARRS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Sunday, May 1, 2022.
An internationally respected pediatric radiologist, researcher, and educator, Lee is widely recognized for advancing pediatric thoracic imaging with innovative techniques and for his efforts to improve radiology education around the world. Currently, Lee is an associate professor of radiology at BCH and HMS. He received his AB and MD from the University of Chicago and MPH from Harvard University, followed by an internal medicine internship at Harvard Medical Center and diagnostic residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology/Washington University Medical Center.
After a pediatric radiology fellowship as chief fellow at BCH and HMS in 2005, he joined the department of radiology. During his appointments as chief of thoracic imaging (2010-2021) and director of MRI (2012-2014), Lee integrated optimal imaging performance and interpretation across all modalities for pediatric thoracic disorders at BCH, while furthering the global practice of pediatric radiology.
A longtime ARRS member, presently, Lee is chair of the pediatric imaging section for the Instructional Course Committee, course director for the 2022 Annual Meeting Sunday Session, “Reading Cases with the Experts: An Interactive Session,” and an International Outreach Committee ambassador for the Korean Society of Radiology, an ARRS Global Partner. Both a pediatric imaging section editor (2017–2020) and assistant editor (2010–2016) for ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology, his additional service includes chairing the pediatric imaging sections of the Case-Based Review Course (2009-2015), reviewing Annual Meeting scientific abstracts and educational exhibits alike for more than a decade, and joining many other committees, subcommittees, and task forces.
A visionary and effective leader, Lee has made significant contributions to societies and organizations at every level. Locally, he served as president of the Medical Staff Organization at BCH. Regionally, he served as president of the New England Roentgen Ray Society. Nationally, he founded and chaired the Thoracic Imaging Committee of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR).
As prior chair of the pediatric section of the American Board of Radiology’s Core Education Committee (responsible for initial certification of residents) and current pediatric section chair of the Online Longitudinal Assessment Committee (responsible for recertification of practicing radiologists), Lee has been instrumental in establishing in-training and qualification criteria for radiologists in the United States. Internationally, he founded and served as president of the International Society of Pediatric Thoracic Imaging and is presently the chair for the Pediatric Thoracic Committee of the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging.
For his international service, Lee has received Gold Medals from Indonesia’s Global Radiology Education and the Annual Radiology Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as honorary membership in the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Radiologia Pediatrica.