Hedvig Hricak is Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a senior position within the Program of Molecular and Pharmacology Therapeutics at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and is Professor of Radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She earned her MD degree from the University of Zagreb and her Dr. Med. Sc. from the Karolinska Institute. Previously, she was a professor of radiology, radiation oncology, urology and gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco and was the chief of the abdominal section of the Department of Radiology at the UCSF Medical Center. She has helped develop applications in ultrasound, MR, and CT for gynecological cancers as well as MR and MR spectroscopy for prostate cancer. She continues to investigate diagnostic methods for cancer detection, staging, and management and is involved in developing clinical approaches for molecular imaging of cancer.
Hedvig Hricak is the Past President of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for 2010 and president-elect of the ISSSR. She served as President of the Society for Advancement of Women’s Imaging (1997-1999), President of the California Academy of Medicine (1999), President of the Society of Uroradiology (2000-2003), and President of the New York Roentgen Society. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Society of Uroradiology.
Dr. Hricak has authored or co-authored 331 peer-reviewed original research articles, 151 review/editorial articles, 131 book chapters. She has given more than 130 named or keynote lectures and has been a visiting professor at more than 30 institutions worldwide.
In recognition of her career accomplishments, she has received the Marie Curie Award of the American Association of Women Radiologists, the gold medals of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Association of University Radiologists, the Beclere medal of the International Society of Radiology, the Morocco Medal of Merit, and the Katarina Zrinska Croatian presidential award.
She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and an honorary member of the British Institute of Radiology, German Radiological Society, Austrian Roentgen Society, Croatian Society of Radiology, Journees Francaises de Radiologie and the Swedish Society of Medical Radiology. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.