Richard L. Ehman, M.D., is chair of the Radiological Society
of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors.
Dr. Ehman is professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minn. As chair of the RSNA Board, he brings expertise in practice, education,
research and leadership to support RSNA’s mission promoting excellence in
patient care through innovation in radiology.
“The RSNA has shown a deep commitment to advancing the
science and technology of medical imaging through the extensive scientific programming
at its annual meeting and through the phenomenally successful grant program of
the Research and Education Foundation,” Dr. Ehman said. “As chair, I will work
with the Board to build on RSNA’s legacy of fostering research to help shape
the future of medical imaging.”
Dr. Ehman earned his medical degree in 1979 from the University
of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. His internship at Foothills Hospital in
Calgary, Alberta, was followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at the
University of Calgary. In 1984, he completed a year-long research fellowship at
the University of California, San Francisco. This was followed by a clinical
fellowship and his appointment to the staff of the Mayo Clinic in 1985.
Dr. Ehman has authored or co-authored over 260 peer-reviewed
scientific articles, several textbooks and over 450 abstracts. He has presented
over 210 invited lectures and visiting professorships. He has served on the
editorial boards for multiple journals, including Radiology, Journal of
Computer Assisted Tomography, and Journal
of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and has served as associate editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine since
Dr. Ehman served on the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors from
2006 to 2014. In 2014, he was elected as an emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic
Board of Trustees. He has been an active member of many medical societies and is
past-president of several organizations, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Academy
of Radiology Research, and the Society for Body Computed Tomography and
Magnetic Resonance in 2013-14.
Dr. Ehman has served as chair of the Radiology and Nuclear
Medicine Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he has
also served terms on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and on the Council of Councils.
Dr. Ehman is an NIH-funded clinician-scientist and inventor.
He holds more than 40 U.S. and foreign patents, and many of these inventions
are widely used in medical care. Dr. Ehman was awarded the gold medal of the
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1995 for his
research contributions and the Outstanding Researcher Award of the Radiological
Society of North America in 2006. He is a Fellow of the American College of
In 2010, Dr. Ehman was elected as a member of the Institute
of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, which is one of the highest
honors in medicine in the U.S.
As an RSNA member, Dr. Ehman has served on the Refresher
Course Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Radiology Editorial Board, Research Development Committee, Grant
Program Committee and the Research and Education Foundation Board of Trustees. In
2010, he was elected to the RSNA Board of Directors and in 2011 became the liaison