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2007 Gold Medalist - Dr. Lee F. Rogers


Lee F. Rogers, MD, FACR was born in Vermont and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1959 and then entered the US Army Medical Corps, interning at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. He completed his residency in radiology at Fitzsimon's General Hospital in Denver, Colorado, followed by a three-year assignment to the Second General Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, serving as chief of radiology for two years of this tour of duty. He then transferred to Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as assistant chief of Radiology and head of Radiology at the Beech Pavilion.

Dr. Rogers then entered the private practice of radiology at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio. One year later, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio at the rank of assistant professor. Three years later he moved to the Department of Radiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and was promoted to associate professor.

In June of 1974, he accepted the post as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology at his alma mater, Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He was subsequently named the Bradd and Kennedy Professor of Radiology at that institution. He served as departmental chairman for 21 years.

In 1995, Dr. Rogers was named editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology and accepted an invitation to serve as the I. Meschan Distinguished Professor of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He held both positions until January, 2004, at which time he joined the University of Arizona School of Health Sciences in Tucson as a clinical professor of radiology where he has served as a part-time radiologist at the University Medical Center.

Dr. Rogers has published over 150 articles, 100 editorials, as well as three books. His major interest is in the imaging of musculoskeletal trauma. His best known work is a two volume treatise entitled Radiology of Skeletal Trauma, now in its third edition. He has served as a visiting professor on over 110 occasions and has given 28 named lectures.

Dr. Rogers has been active in many radiologic organizations and served as president of the American College Radiology (ACR), American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Chicago Radiology Society (CMS), Association of University Radiologists (AUR), Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD), as well as first vice president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He has been awarded gold medals of the ACR, ARRS, AUR and CMS, in addition to the Founder's Medal of the International Skeletal Society (ISS). Dr. Rogers is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists (RACR).

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