RSNA Press Release

Burton P. Drayer, M.D., Joins RSNA Board of Directors

Released: December 4, 2003

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Heather Babiar or Maureen Morley (630) 590-7762

Heather Babiar
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Maureen Morley
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CHICAGO, December 4, 2003 — Burton P. Drayer, M.D., was elected today to a six-year term on the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors. Dr. Drayer will be the Board Liaison-designate for Annual Meeting and Technology.

"I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve my fellow radiologists," Dr. Drayer said. "I hope as a Board member I can enhance the educational and research missions of RSNA, as well as share my zeal for clinical excellence, technical innovation, financial responsibility, and interspecialty collaboration and translation."

One of the world's leading authorities on the use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the diagnosis of neurological disorders, Dr. Drayer is the president of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and the executive vice-president for hospital and clinical affairs. He is also the Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Drayer’s specialties are diagnostic radiology and neurology. His interests range from imaging neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders and the aging brain, to contrast media safety and utilization of CT and MR imaging for functional brain imaging. He is board certified in both radiology and neurology, and has a certificate of added qualification in neuroradiology.

In addition to his multiple publications describing the pathoanatomic applications of CT and MR imaging, he has played a seminal role in the creation and development of unique metabolic and physiologic techniques using CT and/or MR imaging to measure cerebral blood flow and volume, cerebrospinal fluid circulation, blood-brain barrier permeability, phosphorus metabolism, brain iron accumulation and MR angiography.

Dr. Drayer received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He earned his M.D. at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago. After completing an internship and neurology residency at the University of Vermont in Burlington, he entered a radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

An RSNA member and dedicated volunteer since 1980, Dr. Drayer has been the chairman of the Public Information Committee and has participated in numerous public information activities. He was the 2003 RSNA first vice-president.

Dr. Drayer is a past-president of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), a founder of the Neuroradiology Education and Research Foundation of ASNR, and a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the American Academy of Neurology. He is past-president of the New York Roentgen Society.

He is a dedicated teacher and a sought-after lecturer in North America and throughout the world.

Dr. Drayer has published more than 200 journal articles, 39 book chapters and two books. He is or has been a manuscript reviewer for nine medical journals, including Radiology, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Neuroradiology and Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Dr. Drayer has been the consulting editor of Neuroradiology Clinics of North America for the past decade.

RSNA is an association of more than 35,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence in radiology through education and by fostering research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill.

Burton P. Drayer, M.D.
Burton P. Drayer, M.D.

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