Siegel Receives WashU Alumni Achievement Award

headshot of Barry Siegel, MD

Barry A Siegel, MD, professor of radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was honored with an Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association.

The award acknowledges alumni with noteworthy professional achievements, service to the community and dedication to the university. In his nearly 50-year career on the MIR faculty — including 44 years as senior vice chair and division director of nuclear medicine — Siegel has been instrumental in introducing PET clinical services, developing PET imaging methods for tumor receptors and hypoxia, and assessing the utility of PET agent use in various types of cancers.

Siegel guided wide-ranging PET imaging clinical trials as associate principal investigator of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Imaging Network, where he worked to bridge the gap between clinicians and imaging specialists and elevate the quality of clinical trial conduct in imaging.

Through his work developing the National Oncologic PET Registry, Siegel also helped to greatly expand Medicare coverage for PET. More recently, he serves as co-chair of the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, a national study designed to demonstrate the clinical value of brain amyloid PET in patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

To honor his decades of leadership in the nuclear medicine community, Siegel was selected for the ACR’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award, in 2021. He is an alumnus of MIR’s diagnostic radiology residency and nuclear medicine fellowship programs, and he earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University.

Siegel will be honored with the Alumni Achievement Award at a ceremony during the School of Medicine’s annual reunion on April 13.