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2014 Gold Medalist - K. Shanmuganathan, MD


Shanmuganathan, MD,
 was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May 1954 and completed his primary and secondary education at Royal College, Colombo. Following in his father’s footsteps, he entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sri Lanka, Colombo Campus. Dr. Shanmuganathan graduated with an M.B.B.S in 1979 and completed his medical and surgical internship at General Hospital, Colombo.

Dr. Shanmuganathan left Sri Lanka in 1980 for the United Kingdom to pursue postgraduate training. Initially he trained as an internist and worked as a registrar in medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex. In 1983, he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He moved to London in 1985 for a residency in radiology at St. Bartholomew’s hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR) in 1988. After completing his residency in radiology in 1990, he came to the United States for the Musculoskeletal and Emergency Radiology Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, under the mentorship of Jeremy Young, MD, and Stu Mirvis, MD. He joined the School of Medicine’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology as an assistant professor in 1991 and has been a member of the academic staff ever since. He now currently serves as a professor.

In 1991, Dr. Shanmuganathan joined the ASER after attending the annual meeting in Clearwater Beach, FL. He has been an active member of ASER, served on many committees and presented and lectured at annual meetings. He was honored as an ASER fellow in 2003 and delivered the Founder’s Lecture at the 2006 annual meeting held in Washington DC. He has also been honored by the Nordic countries as the Lecturer of the Year in 2012 by the Radiological Society of Finland for his collaboration and teaching of trauma radiology. 

Dr. Shanmuganathan is greatly honored to receive his award and is thankful to all his colleages, the ASER, International Meeting Managers and his family for the support, help and encouragement given towards this achievement.

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