American Roentgen Ray Society Names Mark Mullins 2020 ARRS Distinguished Educator

Leesburg, VA, January 13, 2020—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is pleased to announce that Mark E. Mullins, MD, PhD of Emory University School of Medicine is the recipient of the 2020 ARRS Distinguished Educator Award.

The ARRS Distinguished Educator Award recognizes outstanding individuals in the field of medical imaging who have a proven record of improving radiological education and remain committed to creating and implementing new and innovative educational activities. ARRS’ Distinguished Educator Award celebrates truly inspirational teachers dedicated to education that results in improved participant performance, which ultimately leads to enhanced patient outcomes.

Dr. Mullins will be formally recognized as the 2020 ARRS Distinguished Educator during the opening ceremony of the 120th ARRS Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.  

Mark E. Mullins is Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is also Vice Chair for Education, Program Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency, and Director of Radiology Medical Student Education. A four-time graduate of Harvard, Dr. Mullins received his medical degree in the health sciences and technology program from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his PhD in chemistry from Harvard University. After completing his internship in internal medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Mullins was a diagnostic radiology resident and neuroradiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he received the 2002 Stanley Moore Wyman Award. Presently, Dr. Mullins holds American Board of Radiology certifications in both diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology. A frequent presenter at numerous radiological association meetings such as the ARRS Annual Meeting, his various leadership positions in local, regional, and national organizations include a longtime commitment to ARRS’ educational evaluation and scientific program subcommittees. Dr. Mullins has published widely as a resident, fellow, and attending radiologist, including authoring or coauthoring more than 20 articles in AJR, where he served on the neuroradiology editorial board for three years. In 2018, he received AJR’s Silver Distinguished Reviewer Achievement Award. Having trained some 150 residents during his teaching career, one of Dr. Mullins’ primary research focuses has been optimizing the educational process for diagnostic radiology medical students, residents, and fellows. An innovative teacher in various contexts for more than a quarter-century, in 2007, he was named the Valerie P. Jackson Fellow in Education by the American College of Radiology and remains devoted to educational excellence.

Founded in 1900, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is the first and oldest radiology society in North America, dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession of radiology and its allied sciences. An international forum for progress since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS maintains its mission of improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills with an annual scientific meeting, monthly publication of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), quarterly issues of InPractice magazine, AJR Live Webinars and Podcasts, topical symposia, print and online educational materials, as well as awarding scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.