null Raquel del Carpio-O’Donovan elected Honorary President by the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies

World-class neuroradiologist regards her career as “an enormous fortune”

Dr. Raquel del Carpio-O'Donovan is a member of the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program at the RI-MUHC
Dr. Raquel del Carpio-O'Donovan is a member of the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program at the RI-MUHC

Source: Health E-News.

Raquel del Carpio-O’Donovan, MD, professor of radiology, neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University and associate investigator at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), has been elected honorary president by the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies. This recognition of her substantial contributions to neuroradiology at the international level will be celebrated May 13 to 16, 2022, in New York City, during the Symposium Neuroradiologicum.

A member of the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the RI-MUHC, Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan is also a full time practicing neuroradiologist at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), where she is an active lecturer and teacher of neuroradiology.

“This recognition makes me very proud as it comes from my peers from around the world,” says Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan. “It also humbles me since I always took my career as a physician and as a teacher as an enormous fortune, the things one must do for others without expecting recognition for. The pleasure and satisfaction of doing such work is enough.”

Since joining McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan has been a distinguished teacher and mentor to generations of radiologists. Her residents’ evaluations consistently rate her as outstanding.

She has been very involved in the development of the Radiology Resident Program at McGill Hospitals in her capacity as vice-chair of the Department of Radiology at McGill (1998-2013) and as director of the Neuroradiology Program.

As director of McGill’s Visiting Professor Program since 2013, she ensures that the program attracts the best faculty. Her extensive international network provides the opportunity to invite the neuroradiology luminaries from the world.

Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan is a very active international lecturer and has actively participated in educational programs in developing countries, representing the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Ibero-Latin American Society of Neuroradiology. She has collaborated in the organization of meetings and courses in several Latin American countries, not only as a lecturer, but also inviting distinguished colleagues to participate and enrich the programs.

Among numerous awards received over the course of her career, Dr. del-Carpio-O’Donovan has been named as one of the “Ten Most Influential Hispanic Persons in Canada,” primarily for her efforts to help radiologists from emerging countries acquire skills and work practices like those applied in Canada.

In 2010 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada honoured Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan with the Mentor of the Year Award for the Quebec region. In April 2013 she also received the Quebec Medical Association’s Teaching Award and is the only McGill radiologist on the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Educational Excellence Honours List. In 2016 she received the Gold Medal from the Peruvian Society of Radiology for her continuous efforts to improve the quality of radiology in her native country as well as the Gold Medal for achievements throughout her career from the Canadian Association of Radiologists.

In 2017 the Societe de Radiologie du Quebec awarded her its highest distinction, the Prix Albert Jutras, and in 2019 the Mexican Society of Radiology and Imaging also awarded her its Gold Medal for her career achievements and longstanding contributions to the radiology community in Mexico.

Congratulations on another well-deserved honour, Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan!

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March 2, 2022