Gerald A. Mandell, MD
My father’s history of only an eighth grade education and supporting five siblings and his mother demonstrated to me how a terrific work ethic, selling produce on the streets of Philadelphia, can elevate someone from meager beginnings to a position of executive in a large supermarket chain. His accomplishments influenced me to work very hard in my chosen career. His generosity was demonstrated by his never ending support of educational, medical, and religious endeavors. My wife Joanna has sacrificed so much in encouraging me to succeed in my beloved field of pediatric imaging. Many teachers and associates: Philip J. Hodes, MD, Carl M. Mansfield, MD, Jack Edeiken, MD, Murray K. Dalinka, MD, Morrie Kricun, MD , Edward O’Hara MD, John Kirkpatrick, MD, Marie A. Capitanio, MD, Theodore H. Harcke, MD, Abass Alavi, MD to name a few influenced my medical career. I have tried to increase the knowledge of my residents and fellows over 44 years of teaching pediatric radiology and nuclear medicine. Following my father’s example I have tried to stimulate young researchers via the Roentgen Fund, SPR Research & Foundation, and the Alavi-Mandell Publication Award which has awards presented since 1999 to deserving young researchers.