The Margulis Alumnus Lecture

The biennial Margulis Society Alumnus Lecture was created in 2010 and recognizes a notable alumnus of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging who has succeeded in life, academia, or the private sector.

Peter S. Moskowitz, MD, 2018 Margulis Society Alumnus LecturerThe 2018 Alumnus Lecture will be given by distinguished alumnus Peter S. Moskowitz, MD on April 18, at the UCSF Parnassus Campus. Dr. Moskowitz will address the topic of 'Radiologist-Centered Imaging: How We can Save Ourselves and Our Specialty'. Based upon his 20 years of experience as a career and life coach for physicians, Dr. Moskowitz will discuss the reasons for physician career dissatisfaction, the principle drivers and consequences of burnout, and what can be done to beat burnout. The solutions, Radiologist-Centered Imaging, suggest the need for radiologists at all levels of training and practice to focus greater attention to both their own health and balance, but also expect and demand new commitments by departments, practices, faculty, and healthcare institutions to improve working environments and support the efforts of radiologists to modify the culture of medical imaging.

Past Alumnus Lecturers have been William R. Brody, MD, PhD, President of the Salk Institute (2010 lecturer), Herbert Y. Kressel, MD, Editor of Radiology (2012 Lecturer), and William G. Bradley, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego (2014 lecturer). The 2016 Margulis Alumnus Lecturer was Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR, Professor and Associate Chair for Education at Stanford University.

About The Margulis Society

The Margulis Society was created in 1991 as a fund-raising organization of UCSF Radiology alumni and faculty. The Society lends financial support to many aspects of the Department's residency teaching programs while fostering a continuing relationship among alumni, present trainees and the radiology faculty. The Margulis Society was named for Alexander R. Margulis, MD, former chairman of the Department, in recognition of his many years of leadership and innovation at UCSF.

Since its inception, the Margulis Society has grown substantially and its role in underwriting the radiology training program has become firmly established. The primary source of funds for this effort has been the yearly donations of Margulis Society members.

About Alexander R. Margulis, MD

Alexander R. Margulis, MDAlexander R. Margulis, MD was born in 1921 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He graduated from Harvard Medical School with M.D. in 1950, and completed a radiology residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Margulis served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps, Chief of Radiology Service, and Head of Medical Education at Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC, from 1957-59. At Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Dr. Margulis was Assistant, Associate and Full Professor before coming to the University of California, San Francisco in 1963 where he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology from 1963-1989. He was subsequently a Professor of Radiology, and Associate Chancellor of Special Projects, Director of the Magnetic Resonance Science Center (1993-2000), and a Special Consultant to the Vice Chancellor for UCSF Advancement and Planning (Mission Bay Campus). Since 2000, Dr. Margulis has served as a Clinical Professor of Radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY. He holds eight honorary doctorates, and has received numerous medals and awards from prestigious societies and institutions, including the University of California Medal, 2000, and the Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine 1989.

Alumnus Lecture 2016

2016 Alumnus Lecture

(L-R): Ron Arenson, MD, Michael P. Federle, MD, and Derk Purcell, MD.

Margulis Alumnus Lecture 2014

2014 Alumnus Lecture

(L-R): Ron Arenson, MD, William G. Bradley, MD, PhD, and James S. Chen, MD, PhD.

Robert Brasch, MD and Lecturer Herbert Y. Kressel, MD

2012 Margulis Alumnus Lecture

Robert Brasch, MD and Lecturer Herbert Y. Kressel, MD, graduates of the UCSF Radiology Residency, 1976.

William R. Brody, MD, PhD and Ronald L. Arenson, MD

2010 Margulis Alumnus Lecture

Lecturer William R. Brody, MD, PhD, a 1977 UCSF Radiology Residency graduate with Chair Ronald L. Arenson, MD.