IDKD – Women in Radiology

As president of the Radiological Society of North America, and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,Professor Hedvig Hricak has become recognized for her work in radiology and medical imaging.  As such, she is suited to her position as one of the US advisors to Switzerland’s International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD), a role she began in 2014.

Born in Croatia (thus boasting a European background), today Hricak lives in the US.  In 1983 she was one of only two women to be a faculty member of the IDKD. Thanks to the work that has been done by the organization – “one of the world’s leading post-graduate educational courses in diagnostic radiology” – the IDKD today has a faculty which has expertise in “medical imaging, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, and breast imaging (mammography).”

Gender is not a deciding factor at the IDKD but it is positive to see more women in this industry. One recent example was seen at the first meeting of IDKD – Women in Radiology earlier this year whereby women made up 38% of course teachers.

Hedvig Hricak is the IDKD’s Honorary Advisor of the “Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis” Courses.