28-30 August 2025
Dublin, IE


Alexander Margulis Gold Medal 2019

Dr. Maximilian F. Reiser was awarded the 2019 Alexander Margulis Gold Medal at the 13th IS3R Biennial Symposium.

Maximilian F. Reiser

Dr. Reiser received his medical degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in 1973 before completing his residency at the diagnostic radiology department of the Technical University of Munich in 1983. He later served as an assistant professor at the same institute, before moving on to become an associate professor at the University of Münster in 1986. He then went on to take up the post of professor and chairman of radiology at the University of Bonn in 1989, where he worked until he returned to his alma mater in 1993. He served as professor and chairman of Ludwig Maximilians University’s department of radiology from 1993 to 2017, and as dean of medicine from 2008 to 2015.

A well-known figure within the international radiological community, Dr. Reiser has taken an active interest in promoting and furthering the interests of his discipline. A long-time and active member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), he served as president of the Society’s congress in 2008, went on to serve as president of the society in 2010–2011 and as Editor-in-Chief of the ESR’s flagship journal European Radiology from 2014 to 2017.

He also served as president of the German Radiological Society, the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology and the joint congress of the German Radiological Society and Austrian Radiological Society in 2001. One of the first members of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R), Dr. Reiser served on the Society’s Executive Board from 2003 to 2017 and acted as Program Chair and local organizer of the IS3R 2007 Symposium in Munich, DE.

With more than 500 original publications to his name, Dr. Reiser has authored extensively throughout his distinguished clinical and academic career. His main research interests include skeletal radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, abdominal and cardiac imaging, as well as oncologic interventions. Among the many awards he has received throughout his career are Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists and the American College of Radiology. He was also awarded the Holthusen Ring Award of the German Radiological Society and received the Gold Medal of the European Society of Radiology in 2013.

Dr. Reiser is also an honorary member of many national radiological societies, including those of Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Greece, Japan, India and Iran, as well as being an honorary member of the Radiological Society of North America. He has also received honorary membership of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Science, as well as an honorary doctorate from the veterinary faculty of Ludwig Maximilians University and Tiflis State University and was made Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Science (USA) Institute of Medicine (IOM).