Harvey L. Neiman (1943–2014)
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Doctor Harvey L. Neiman, who passed away on June 5, 2014 at the age of 71 after suffering from long-term illness.
A former executive director and chief executive officer of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Dr. Neiman was dedicated to improving patient care, and under his leadership the ACR became one of the largest and most influential medical specialty societies in North America. He was a member of the ACR for nearly 40 years.
Dr. Neiman was at the forefront the ACR’s initiatives to promote quality of care and safety. He led the ACR as it co-founded the Image Wisely and Image Gently radiation safety campaigns. He also helped create the ACR Education Center, which trains physicians in advanced medical imaging and image-guided techniques. The Radiology Leadership Institute is another initiative that owes much to the work of Dr. Neiman, as he played a key role in its foundation.
When the Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed with the loss of its world-renowned radiologic pathology correlation course, Dr. Neiman headed the creation of the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, which preserves the vital knowledge and training this course provided.
In recognition of his dedication and commitment, Dr. Neiman received a number of awards and honours throughout his career, including gold medals from the ACR and the Radiological Society of North America, the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and the International Society of Radiology’s prestigious Béclère Medal.
Dr. Neiman is survived by his wife, Ellen; two daughters, Jennifer and Hilary; and his grandson, William.