The New York Roentgen Society (NYRS) was founded in April 1912 to address the scientific and clinical practice concerns of physicians specializing in the new field of radiology. It was created at a time when there were no state radiology societies and the only two national radiology groups, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the American Radium Society, limited their interests to scientific subject matter. In 1914, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, (the German physicist who discovered X-rays in 1895), was awarded an honorary membership at the NYRS, the only American honorary membership he ever accepted. In 1921, another distinguished scientist (and Nobel Prize laureate) spoke at theNYRS meeting and accepted an honorary membership: Dr. Marie Sklodowska Curie.

Qualifications for Membership

A candidate for active membership must be a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology or have received certification from an equivalent qualifying body acceptable to the Executive Committee of this Society. Active members must practice in New York City or within a one hundred and fifty mile radius of New York City.

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2019 Annual Meeting Award Recipients:

Distinguished Radiologist: Lawrence Schwartz, MD (Columbia)
Distinguished Educator: Mari Hagiwara, MD (NYU)
Young Faculty Research Award: Andrew Plodkowski (MSKCC)
Radiologist Service Award: Jill Jacobs (NYU)