William Dillon MD to Receive 2015 ASNR Gold Medal

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) announced in January that William P. Dillon, Jr., MD, Chief of Neuroradiology at UCSF, has been selected as the 2015 ASNR Gold Medal Award recipient. In their announcing the awardee, the ASNR selection committee, chaired by Dr. Jacqueline A. Bello, lauded Dr. Dillon as a “renowned academician” and noted his “invaluable scientific contributions to the subspecialty of head and neck radiology.”

The ASNR Gold Medal is intended to foster the highest standards of the American Society of Neuroradiology, recognizing exceptional service and achievement. The Medal is awarded on the basis of both professional and personal excellence, honoring individuals who are superb neuroradiologists, scientists, and physicians, and who also are truly outstanding people. Recipients will have consistently extended themselves beyond self-interest to make contributions that have benefited the entire field of Neuroradiology. The 2015 Gold Medal will be awarded to Dr. Dillon at the 53rd ASNR annual meeting, April 25-30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

William P. Dillon, MD is the Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Professor of Radiology, Executive Vice-Chair of Radiology, and Chief of Neuroradiology at UCSF. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his residency in Radiology at the University of Utah, followed by a fellowship in Neuroradiology at UCSF in 1982. He has served as Chief of the Section of Neuroradiology at UCSF since 1992.

Dr. Dillon has served the ASNR as the 2001-2002 President and most recently, as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Dillon has also served the ASNR in many other capacities, including as associate editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR).

Dr. Dillon has been the recipient of several other awards including the Francis A. Sooy, MD Award for Clinical Excellence (1993), the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) Gold Medal (2008), the J. Elliott Royer Award for contributions to clinical Neurology (2011) and the ASNR Outstanding Contributions in Research Award (2013).

Dr. Dillon has been a co-investigator in over 25 funded projects and 10 clinical trials. He has published 230 articles, 23 book chapters, and 3 books. He has been elected as one of the Best Doctors of America every year since 1995.