Bruce McClennan, MD is the honoree of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Gold Medal Award for 2009. The ARRS Gold Medal is the American Roentgen Ray Society’s highest honor awarded to recipients for distinguished service in the field of radiology.
Dr. McClennan, a native of upstate New York and 2005 president of the ARRS, is a professor of diagnostic radiology at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT where he served as chair of the department of diagnostic radiology from 1995-2002.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Dr. McClennan completed medical school at SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He then completed his National lnstitutes of Health (NlH) fellowship and residency in diagnostic radiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, achieving board certification by the American Board of Radiology. In 1972, Dr. McClennan entered the US Army Medical Corps and was stationed at Patterson Army Hospital at Fort Monmouth, NJ where he served as chief of radiology with the rank of major.
Dr. McClennan is a member of 20 plus societies including the ARRS, the Greater St. Louis Society of Radiologists where he served as president from 1986-1987 the New England Roentgen Ray Society where he was vice president from 2000, 2002, the Society of Uroradiology where he was president from 1989-1990 and the American College of Radiology where he served on the board of chancellors for six years. He also holds honorary memberships with the Chicago Radiological Society, the St. Louis Urological Society, the Texas Radiological Society and the Southern Radiological Conference. Dr. McClennan serves on the New England Roentgen Ray Society's executive committee and served as chair on the NIH's external advisory committee for a cooperative radio-imaging study to assess progression in polycystic kidney disease. Also, he currently serves on the executive committee for the Radiology Society of Connecticut.
Throughout his career, Dr. McClennan has been an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous journals including the AJR, Radiology, the Journal of Urology, European Radiology, Investigative Radiology and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. He is also the editor of the monthly publication, RSNA News.
Dr. McClennan is credited with 36 books and chapters, 107 scientific presentations and more than l40 scientific papers. To celebrate the lOOth anniversary of the discovery of the x-ray in 1995, he edited a book on the history of radiology published by Radiology Centennial lnc. He also has participated in several named lectureships, including the first annual Leon Love Lecture at the Loyola University School of Medicine in April, 2OOO.
His prolific career as an educator and physician has earned him several honors and awards over the years. ln 2002, he was recognized by the American Board of Radiology and received the Distinguished Service Award. He was also named in the 2nd edition of America's Top Doctors in 2002, named in the 7th annual edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2002 and named in the 2003 edition of Who's Who Among American Executives and Professionals.