The 2016-2017 Gold Medal Award Committee, chaired by Dr. Michele H. Johnson, has selected Robert D. Zimmerman, M.D., FACR from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York as the 2017 recipient of the ASNR Gold Medal.
Dr. Zimmerman is an outstanding clinician and academician. A major reason that Dr. Zimmerman chose a career in academic radiology was the opportunity to participate in resident and fellow training. He has served as residency director and/or Vice Chair for Education at Weill Cornell for over 15 years. Dr. Zimmerman’s expertise in educational issues led him to take on a leading role in the revision of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Training Standards for ASNR. During his tenure on the Residency Review Committee, he was selected to represent neuroradiology as a trustee of the American Board of Radiology, for which he chaired the Neuroradiology Oral Examination Committee for eight years.