Dr. Dillon to Discuss Career in Neuroimaging at Robert A. Fishman Professor of Neurology Lecture

William P. Dillon, MD, the Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Professor of Radiology in the Section of Neuroradiology and Executive Vice-Chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, has been selected as the guest speaker for the 13th Annual Robert A. Fishman Professor of Neurology Lecture.  The lecture, titled “Reflections on My Academic Career in Neuroimaging: From Headaches to Facets and Parts in Between," will be held June 8th, 2016 at the Mission Bay Campus, located at 600 16th Street in San Francisco.

The lecture, held by the UCSF Department of Neurology, will detail over three decades of Dr. Dillon’s academic career in neuroimaging, beginning with his fellowship in Neuroradiology at UCSF in 1982. During Dr. Dillon’s 34 years as a researcher, academic and clinical physician, he has been appointed Chief of the Neuroradiology at UCSF, President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) and of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and Gold Medal recipient from the ASHNR in 2008 and the ASNR in 2015.

"I am very honored to have been asked to give the annual Dr. Fishman Lecture.  Dr. Robert Fishman was the Chair of the UCSF Department of Neurology during most of my early career at UCSF. He was one of the first "wave" of great leaders that were recruited to UCSF, including Dr. Holly Smith of Internal Medicine, Dr. Charles Wilson of Neurosurgery, and Dr. Alex Margulis of Radiology,” remarks Dr. Dillon.

Dr. Fishman was an exceptional clinical neurologist, a legendary teacher, and an accomplished translational neuroscientist who held the position of Chair of the Department of Neurology for 26 years.

“Bob was a visionary who built a world class department filled with superb faculty and students,” remembers Dr. Dillon. “He and I shared several patients early on with cerebrospinal fluid leak issues, and through those experiences I learned a great deal about the care of such patients.The lecture I will give in Bob’s honor will review some of my past interests and some of the wonderful accomplishments of our faculty in Neuroradiology and in the Department that highlight the importance of Radiology in clinical and basic science at UCSF."

Faculty, students, and the public are all encouraged to attend “Reflections on My Academic Career in Neuroimaging: From Headaches to Facets and Parts in Between," on June 8th, 2016 at the Mission Bay Campus. For more information, please click here

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