The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) has named David Naeger, MD, as the recipient of its 2024 distinguished educator award.
The award recognizes outstanding individuals in medical imaging who have a proven record of improving radiological education and who remain committed to creating and implementing new and innovative educational activities, ARRS said.
Naeger is the director of radiology at Denver Health -- with oversight of the department’s clinical, research, and educational programs -- and serves as professor and vice chair of radiology at the University of Colorado.
“Keenly able to identify pressing issues in imaging curricula, while offering trenchant analysis and insightful solutions, Dr. Naeger has made significant contributions resulting in instructional programs that greatly benefit this society’s entire membership,” ARRS said in a news release.
Naeger received a medical degree from Duke University and was chief radiology resident at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also completed a clinical fellowships in cardiac and pulmonary imaging and in nuclear medicine. He served as associate chair for education and co-director of UCSF’s Center for Advanced Imaging Education before joining the University of Colorado.