Announcing the 2022 Evens Society Honorees

Headshots of 2022 Evens Society honorees Howard Forman, MD, Joseph Lee, MD, M. Victoria Marx, MD, William McAlister, MD, Cooky Menias, MD, and Emily Smith, MD

The second Evens Society Alumni Weekend will honor six radiology trailblazers at the weekend’s focal point, a gala dinner on September 10. We’re thrilled to celebrate the following alumni, who will be honored for their significant contributions to the advancement of radiology in the areas of patient care, education and research:

Howard P. Forman, MD

Joseph K.T. Lee, MD

M. Victoria Marx, MD

William H. McAlister, MD

Christine (Cooky) O. Menias, MD

Emily L. Smith, MD

Join us September 9-10 at Chase Park Plaza for a weekend that includes a welcome reception, facility tours, CME programming and a gala dinner featuring the Evens Society Honors. We can’t wait to meet you in St. Louis. Visit the MIR website to learn more about the event and Register Online.

Howard P. Forman, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Residency (’94)

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Howard P. Forman, MD, is a professor of diagnostic radiology, public health, economics and management. Forman directs the Health Care Management program at the Yale School of Public Health and teaches health care economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program as well as the faculty director of the health care focus area in the School of Management’s MBA for Executives program. He is the co-founder and special advisor to the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership program and co hosts the Health & Veritas podcast with Harlan Krumholz, MD.

As a practicing emergency/trauma radiologist, Forman is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, health care compliance and contracting. His research has been focused on improving imaging services delivery through better access to information. He has worked as a health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate on Medicare legislation.

During the COVID pandemic, Forman has actively tracked outbreaks at local, national and international levels, expounding on mitigation strategies and engaging to dispel misinformation through social and print media. He has been a frequent guest commentator and expert on national video and audio platforms.

Joseph K.T. Lee, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Residency (’77)

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Joseph K. T. Lee, MD, is a professor emeritus of radiology who served as chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) from 1991 to 2006. From 2014 to 2016, Lee was as a visiting professor and senior consultant at the National University of Singapore and Hong Kong University. He continued his part-time practice at both UNC and the National University Hospital of Singapore until March 2022.

Globally recognized as a pioneer in the field of body CT and MRI, Lee was the first radiologist to demonstrate the clinical feasibility and utility of proton spectroscopic imaging (Dixon method) for diagnosing geographic fatty infiltration, quantifying hepatic fat fraction and distinguishing focal fatty infiltration from hepatic metastases. He has authored and edited seven books, including the landmark “Computed Body Tomography,” which brought the techniques and findings of body CT to practicing radiologists around the globe.

Lee was the first Asian American to serve as president of the American Roentgen Ray Society and has received the Gold Medal from the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society and Society of Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

M. Victoria Marx, MD

Abdominal Imaging & IR Fellowships (’87)

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M. Victoria Marx, MD, is a professor of clinical radiology at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC). Marx was on the faculty of University of Michigan from 1989–1999, serving as interventional radiology section chief for the last three years. She has been on the faculty of USC since 1999 and has a strong history of leadership at the university, serving as diagnostic radiology residency program director from 2008–2019 and currently as associate program director of both the diagnostic and interventional radiology residencies.

Marx served as the 2018–2019 president of the Society of lnterventional Radiology and the 2020–2021 president of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology. She is an IR trustee of the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the ACGME’s Radiology Residency Review Committee.

Marx is an expert in women’s health, biliary disease and radiation safety. In her clinical practice, she advocates for managing symptomatic uterine fibroids with uterine fibroid embolization. She is also focused on broadening regulatory standards to minimize radiation exposure for patients, physicians and staff.

William H. McAlister, MD

Faculty (1960-present)

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William H. McAlister, MD, is a professor of radiology and pediatrics. With a more than 60-year career of advancing the field of pediatric radiology, McAlister has been tirelessly dedicated to taking care of patients and mentoring fellows at Washington University School of Medicine. He was section chief of pediatric radiology at MIR and St. Louis Children’s Hospital for more than 40 years before stepping down in 2006.

One of the world’s leading radiology experts in skeletal dysplasias and metabolic bone disease in children, McAlister is most noted for his research related to the treatment of patients with hypophosphatasia, a rare genetic disorder that disrupts the normal development of bone and teeth. His research efforts have resulted in more than 600 publications.

McAlister has held multiple leadership positions at the medical center and nationally, including serving as president of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. The society awarded him its Gold Medal in 1998 to honor his many seminal contributions to pediatric radiology. McAlister has been active in the American College of Radiology and in the American Board of Radiology and has received Distinguished Service Awards from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Christine O. Menias, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Residency (’99) & Abdominal Imaging Fellowship (’00)

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Christine O. Menias, MD, is a professor of radiology in the abdominal radiology section at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Menias joined Mayo Clinic in 2013 and is the former chair of the Division of Abdominal Imagining, Mayo Clinic Arizona. Prior to this, she was on the MIR faculty for 15 years, serving as director of body CT and emergency radiology and as the assistant program director of the radiology residency. She is a recognized leader and highly published author in the field of abdominal imaging, with special interests in oncologic, transplant, gynecologic and emergency radiology.

Among numerous other honors, Menias has received the Radiological Society of North America’s Honored Educator Award for five years and was selected as the 2016–2017 Igor Laufer Visiting Professor of the Society of Abdominal Radiology. She was named to the prestigious role of editor of RadioGraphics in January 2021 — the journal’s first female editor. Menias has most recently been selected as the 2020 Alumni Achievement Honoree for Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the Mayo Clinic Arizona Resident and Fellows’ Association’s 2020–2021 Educator of the Year for Research. A renowned educator, she also was named the Mayo Clinic Arizona Distinguished Clinician of the Year in 2018 — an honor rarely given to a radiologist.

Emily L. Smith, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Residency (’72)

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Emily L. Smith, MD, is an assistant professor emeritus of radiology whose generosity and service to the School of Medicine and MIR have made an important and lasting impact. Early in her career, Smith served as director of radiological services at Queeny Tower, performing a variety of X-ray and
gastrointestinal studies. Her specialty evolved into bone and joint X-rays, assessing broken bones, arthritic joints, and postsurgical knee and hip replacements.

In addition to her reputation as a dedicated radiologist, Smith is well­ known for her generous support and fundraising efforts on behalf of the School of Medicine. Having led the School of Medicine’s Annual Fund as volunteer chair and chaired the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association executive committee, she has been a loyal supporter of scholarship programs at the school, paying forward the scholarship support she received as an undergraduate and medical student at the University. In 2008, Smith was named an honoree of the Washington University Distinguished Alumni Scholarship program, which grants four-year, full-tuition scholarships in the name of exceptional alumni to honor their outstanding contributions
and leadership.