Dr. Morton Bosniak was a pioneer in renal mass imaging, best known for development of the renal cyst classification system referred to in his honor. The system has been widely adopted by radiologists and urologists as a standard for guiding the management of cystic renal lesions, sparing many patients from unnecessary surgery for benign lesions. Dr. Bosniak published seminal works in many other aspects of genitourinary imaging, including small solid renal mass, partial nephrectomy, and renal angiography.
Dr. Bosniak founded the abdominal imaging section at NYU and created the nation’s first abdominal imaging fellowship. While at NYU, he created the annual Head-to-Toe Imaging Conference that remains a tradition after 40 years. He also mentored and inspired generations of trainees and faculty and helped launch the academic careers of numerous leaders in radiology.
Dr. Bosniak served as president of the Society of Uroradiology and the New York Roentgen Society. He received the Pollack Medal from the Society of Uroradiology, the Gold Medal from the Radiologic Society of North America, the Gold Medal from the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance.
For these accomplishments, the Society of Abdominal Radiology has dedicated the Morton A. Bosniak Research Award in his honor. This $15,000 grant will be awarded to proposals that may focus on basic science, clinical radiology, health services research or contrast material in the field of genitourinary radiology. All applications for the Morton A. Bosniak Award will also be considered for the Howard S. Stern Research Award.
2022 Morton A. Bosniak Research Award Recipient
Justin Tse, MD
Stanford University Multicenter Validation of Bosniak Classification, Version 2019 Class III and IV Cystic Renal Masses
Established in 2011, the Morton A. Bosniak Research Award honors the work of radiologist Morton A. Bosniak, MD by awarding one $15,000 grant for promising projects in the field of genitourinary radiology.
Recognition and presentation of award and plaque at the Annual SAR Business Meeting
Starting date is immediately after presentation of the award (annual business meeting)
Project must be completed or near completion within two years of the award
At completion (two-years), project should be ready for presentation as a scientific paper at the SAR annual meeting
The SAR member author must remain in-good-standing through the duration of the funded project