Middleton Receives Ultrasound Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Headshot of William Middleton, MD, professor of radiology.

William D. Middleton, MD, professor of radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), has won the Laurence A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU), an honor recognizing a career of outstanding achievement in ultrasound research.

William Middleton, MD, (second from left) stands with SRU President Aya Kamaya, MD, and fellow awardees John Cronan, MD, and Paula Woodward, MD.

Middleton is renowned for his expertise in ultrasound and his commitment to education. He’s credited as the architect behind the expansion and subsequent international recognition of the ultrasound service at MIR and has passionately promoted the subspecialty nationally. His unique technical skills as an ultrasonographer also led to dramatic increases in the use of Doppler to study abdominal vasculature and the use of ultrasound to guide percutaneous needle biopsies throughout the body. Middleton’s textbook, “Ultrasound: The Requisites,” is considered the core text for ultrasound training.

SRU promotes advancing the science, practice and teaching of the ultrasound specialty. The Lawrence A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to SRU Fellows, members of the society who are leaders in ultrasound imaging and have made significant contributions and advancements to the field. Middleton was awarded a fellowship in 1991.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Middleton at a ceremony during the SRU Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.