ACNM Announces its 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Rathan M. Subramaniam, MD, PhD, MPH, FACNM, FSNMMI

The ACNM Leadership is proud to announce Rathan M. Subramaniam, MD, PhD, MPH, FACNM, FSNMMI, has been awarded the 2022 ACNM Lifetime Achievement Award, presented during the ACNM 2022 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Rathan Subramaniam is a Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Otago Medical School and a consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician, Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand. He became the 15th Dean of the Otago Medical School in 2020. He is an adjunct Professor of Radiology at the Department of Radiology, Duke University. Previously, he held the inaugural Robert W. Parkey MD Distinguished Professorship in Radiology and Chief of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA and Director of Clinical PET/CT at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD, USA.  

He has provided outstanding service to ACNM and the field of Nuclear Medicine, including being the President of ACNM, Correlative Imaging Council and PET Center of Excellence of SNMMI, Vice Chair of ACR commission on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and numerous committees of multiple nuclear medicine and radiology professional organizations. He is an international authority in molecular imaging, radionuclide therapy and PET/CT. He has published over 245 peer reviewed articles, 7 books, 15 book chapters and received research grants worth more than $30 million from NIH, AHRQ, CPRIT, foundations and industry as a clinician-scientist. He co-chairs seven multicenter cancer clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute/NIH and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the principal investigator of a Biomarker, Imaging, Quality of Life studies Project. He delivered more than 150 CME lectures internationally and contributes or served as an associate editor or member of editorial board member of multiple nuclear medicine and radiology journals including Clinical Nuclear Medicine, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Frontiers in Oncology, American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and American Journal of Roentgenology.  

He received numerous awards including a Fulbright travel scholarship to the United States, Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship award from the Mayo Clinic, Vice Chancellor’s prize for best doctoral thesis from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, best personal mentor award from the American College of Nuclear Medicine, and Leadership and Innovation award from the Radiology Research Alliance of Association of University Radiologists, USA.