The Winged Caduceus Award is bestowed upon an ASER Member in recognition of exemplary, career-long service to the Society and the field of Emergency Radiology, this award symbolizes the recipient’s achievements in advancing the Society’s mission to a national and international audience.

2020 Winged Caduceus Recepient
Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, MBBS

Awardee Profile
Dr. Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan (“Shan”), a pioneer and luminary in emergency and trauma imaging, who’s untimely passing in Fall 2019 left a void in our subspecialty. Dr. Shanmuganathan was a fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology and a 2014 recipient of the ASER Gold Medal. He was a prolific researcher, accomplished mentor, and master educator. Throughout his nearly 3-decade career Dr. Shanmuganathan coauthored >100 peer-reviewed journal articles, eighteen textbooks, and innumerable abstracts. After his medical schooling at the University of Sri Lanka, Dr Shan completed a residency at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the UK followed by a fellowship at the University of Maryland in Musculoskeletal Radiology. Dr Shan had a long association with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, USA. His seminal contributions and publications in the field of trauma radiology are known to one and all in the radiology community at a global level. Some of the key advances were made in the imaging of traumatic aortic injury, blunt splenic trauma, and the role of whole body CT, which is known as the “Shan Scan” in the Trauma and Emergency Radiology circles.

2019 Winged Caduceus Recepient
Dr. Stuart Mirvis, MD, FACR, FASER

2015 Winged Caduceus Recepient
Dr. Bob Novelline, MD, FACR, FASER

Award Requirements

In order to qualify, candidates must:

  • Be a previous ASER Gold Medal recipient
  • Have many years of continuous of service to ASER, beyond expected term of service on Executive Committee
  • Have verifiable evidence of the candidate’s achievements in advancing the mission of ASER to a national and international audience.

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