Dennis M. Balfe, MD, professor emeritus of radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), has received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). This award recognizes pioneers in their specialty who’ve made significant contributions to radiologic education. The RSNA board of directors selects one recipient each year that they believe best exemplifies long-term commitment to the field.
Balfe is a revered educator who mentored countless trainees during his four-decade career at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, including his time as MIR’s radiology residency program director from 1992 to 2006.
Balfe received MIR’s Distinguished Teaching Award from his students multiple times throughout his career. He also was awarded the Hounsfield Award from the Society for Advanced Body Imaging (SABI) and a fellowship from the American College of Radiology in 1994. Balfe was recognized by Barnes-Jewish Hospital with its lifetime achievement award, the Distinguished Clinician Award, in 2016. A leader in organized radiology, he served as chair of the American Board of Radiology Board of Trustees and president of both the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging and SABI.
The award was presented to Balfe at a ceremony during the 108th RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.