George Segall, MD to receive the Western Region SNMMI Pioneer Award

Monterey, CA: The Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine will honor George M. Segall, MD, FACNM, FSNMMI with the presentation of the Western Pioneer Award in recognition of his impact on Nuclear Medicine and the Western Region SNMMI. The Award will be presented at the Western Region Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 26-28, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, California.

Dr. Segall is Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and is a Professor of Radiology and Professor of Cardiology (by courtesy) at Stanford University School of Medicine.

He served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine from 2009-2014 and was appointed Executive Director of the ABNM in 2014. He also currently serves as a Director of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Segall received his medical degree from the University Southern California in 1979 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles in 1982 and a Nuclear Medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in 1986.

He began his academic career at Stanford in 1986 and for the next 20 years served in various capacities in Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular Imaging until June, 2006 when he was appointed to his current position as Professor.

In 1986, Dr. Segall was also appointed Assistant Chief, Nuclear Medicine Service for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, a position he held until 1998 when he was appointed Chief of Nuclear Medicine Service.

Dr. Segall has been active in organized medicine in general and nuclear medicine in particular for his entire professional career.  For the Northern California Chapter he served as Councilor, Secretary-Treasurer, Scientific Program Chair, President-elect and then President in 1991-1993.

For the Western Region, he contributed extensively to the Scientific Program Committee, serving as chair in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 2000.  In 2005, Dr. Segall was selected to give the George V. Taplin Memorial Lecture and in 2006 was presented the Western Region Distinguished Service Award.

His service at the National level includes leadership positions on the Correlative Imaging Council, Committee on PET, the PET Center of Excellence, Commission on Education, the Academic Council and the Committee on Quality and Evidence Generation.  He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008, started in the officer rotation as Vice President-elect in 2009, Vice President & President-Elect in 2010 and President of the SNMMI from 2011-2012.  He continues his involvement with the SNMMI even as he assumed his duties with the ABNM.

In addition to his awards from the Western Region and other Radiology Organizations, Dr. Segall is a recipient of the SNMMI Presidential Distinguished Educator Award and the 2014 SNMMI Academic Council Lifetime Achievement Award for Education.  Dr. Segall is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine and the SNMMI.

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