Clark selected as 2013 Society of Abdominal Radiology Howard M. Pollack Medalist

UNC Department of Radiology Professor Emeritus Richard L. Clark, MD, was selected as the 2013 Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) Howard M. Pollack Medalist for outstanding career contributions to the field of uroradiology and abdominal radiology, and to the Society itself.

Clark selected as 2013 Society of Abdominal Radiology Howard M. Pollack Medalist click to enlarge Richard L. Clark, MD

Dr. Clark was honored during the Inaugural Meeting of the Society on Feb. 27, 2013 in Maui, Hawaii. The SAR was formed in 2012 out of the merger of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists (SGR) and the Society of Uroradiology (SUR), and the Pollack Medal is a continuation of the Gold Medal that was bestowed prior to 2013 under the SUR.

Clark’s stamp on the fields of uroradiology and abdominal radiology are notable within the realms of basic research and leadership. Throughout his academic career, his radiologic studies of renal pathophysiology and vascular structure contributed to the advancement of microangiographic technique.  Clark also held multiple SUR leadership roles in the 1990s, serving as its President from 1997 to 1998.  As an academic leader, Clark advanced in Department of Radiology and UNC School of Medicine leadership roles following his initial appointment as Associate Professor in 1973.

Throughout his 30+ active faculty years in the Department of Radiology, he served as Division Director of General Diagnostic Radiology, Director of GU Radiology, Acting Chair, Associate Chair and Vice Chairman for Research under the successive chairmanships of Drs. James H. Scatliff and Joseph KT Lee. In the UNC School of Medicine, he served as Scientific Integrity Officer and Credentials Committee Chair, among other leadership roles, during these years.