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Welcome to the History and Heritage Web Site of the AAPM. The Awards and Honors Committee is responsible for recognizing the contributions to the profession by it's many Distinguished Members. The History Committee is responsible for maintaining the historical archives of the AAPM.

Please note: The lists of "Distinguished Members" and "Other Association Awards" below include AAPM Members only. To view the entire Awards and Honors Ceremony program from a specific year, please see "Past Awards and Honors Ceremony Programs". If you are inquiring about an individual that is not included on a specific award listing or in one of the programs, please send an email to Nancy Vazquez.

Distinguished Members

Past Chairs of the ACMP Board of Chancellors and Past ACMP Annual Meeting Locations

Distinguished members please submit your biographic information.

Other Association Awards

Past Awards and Honors Ceremony Programs

Awards & Honors Nominations Page

Multimedia History Center

(pictures from past meetings)

Wayback MachineAAPM Website through the Years

(link to the internet archive known as the WaybackMachine and wander through the years)

Historical Interviews By Year

The AAPM History Committee is pleased to present a selection of interviews with prominent medical physicists.

Medical physics and the AAPM have a long and rich history. Much of the history has been captured on video through interviews with prominent physicists and other individuals who have charted the course of medical physics in North America over the past 50+ years. The interviews are fascinating to view.







2017Stephen Balter, Michael Gillin, Mahadevappa Mahesh, Jatinder Palta, Todd Pawlicki, John Wong
2016Paul Deluca, Wendell Lutz, Robert Pizzutiello, Keith Strauss, Michael Yester
2015John Bayouth, Larry DeWerd, Sonja Dieterich, Jean St. Germaine
2014Doracy Fontenla, John Hazle, Thomas Rockwell Mackie, Yakov Pipman, George Starkschall
2013Caridad Borras, Bruce Curran, Gary A. Ezzell, Benedict Fraass, Daniel McShan, Norbert Pelc
2012William F. Hanson, J. Anthony Seibert, Kenneth Vanek, James A. Zagzebski
2011J. Ed Barnes, Michael G Herman, Angela Keyser, Cynthia McCollough
2010Laurence Clarke, Maryellen L. Giger, Mary E. Moore, David W. O. Rogers
2009John Boone, Willi Kalender, Herbert Mower, Gerald White
2008Gail D. Adams, Arthur L. Boyer, James C. Carlson, Paul N. Goodwin, Morris Hodara, James G. Kereiakes, Christopher H. Marshall, Mary K. Martel, Mary L. Meurk, Robert J. Schulz
2007Priscilla Butler, Frances Harshaw, Ervin B. Podgorsak, Russell E. Ritenour, Marilyn Stovall
2006Howard I. Amols, Jatinder Palta, Lawrence E. Reinstein
2005Lowell L. Anderson, Kunio Doi, G Don Frey, Radhe Mohan
2004Bernhard Cohen, Bill Hendee, C. Clifton Ling, Azam Niroomand-Rad, Colin G. Orton, Martin Weinhous
2003Michael Gillin, Michael Gillin, Robert Gould, Hélène Langevin-Joliet, Hélène Langevin-Joliet, Edward Nickoloff, Edward Nickoloff, Perry Sprawls, Sal Trofi, Jr., Sal Trofi, Jr.
2002Peter Bloch, Peter Bloch, Luther Brady, Charles W. Coffey, Stephen Feig, M.D., Stephen Feig, M.D., James Galvin, James Galvin, Morton Kligerman, M.D., James B. Smathers, Raymond Wu, Raymond Wu
2001Jerome G. Dare, Jerome G. Dare, Kenneth R. Hogstrom, Kenneth R. Hogstrom, Geoffrey Ibbott, Geoffrey Ibbott, Ravinder Nath
2000Caridad Borras, Paul DeLuca, Arthur Haus, Donald D. Tolbert
1999Amos Norman, Guy H. Simmons, Stephen Thomas
1998Stephen Balter, Donald Herbert, Basil Hilaris, M.D., Jack Krohmer, Mary Louise Meurk, Will Roger Ney, Will Roger Ney, Alfred R. Smith, Jean St. Germain, Rosalyn S. Yalow, Rosalyn S. Yalow
1997Stephen Balter, Robert Dixon, Kenneth Kase, Faiz Khan, Edwin McCullough, Edwin McCullough, Charles Meinhold, Richard Morin, Budatt Paliwal
1996Gary Barnes, Paul Carson, Joel E. Gray, Thomas Payne, Robert J. Schulz, John Villforth
1995Heinz Barshall, Luther Brady, Robert L. Brent,M.D., Gordon Brownell, John R. Cameron, Paul Goodwin, Ronald Kathren, Ronald Kathren, William Koch, Charles Lescrenier, James Purdy, Melvin Siedband, Lauriston Taylor, Lauriston Taylor, Ralph Worsnop
1994Bengt Bjarngard, Victor Bond, M.D., Stewart Bushong, Gary Fullerton, Benjamin Galkin, Charles Kelsey, Simon Kramer, M.D., Ralph Lapp, Otha Linton, Arthur Lucas, Carl Mansfield, M.D., Lawrence Rothenberg, Eugene L. Saenger, Joe Sayeg, Ned Sternick, Lauriston Taylor, Shirley Vickers*, Harold Wyckoff, Rosalyn S Yalow
1993Peter Almond, John Cunningham, Juan del Regato, Frank Ellis, Jack Fowler, Hy Glasser, Paul Hodges, M.D., Donald Kerst, John Lenihan, Robert Loevinger, Charles A. Mistretta, Fearghus O’Foghluda, Colin G. Orton, Elaine Osterman, Lester Skaggs, Leonard Stanton, Nagalingam Suntharalingam, Michel Ter-Poggosian, Robert Waggener
1992Herb Attix, Norman Baily, George Callendine, John R. Cameron, John R. Cameron, John R. Cameron, Arnold Feldman, Ted Fields, Robert O. Gorson, Robert O. Gorson, Moses Greenfield, Bill Hendee, C.J. Karzmark, Jack Krohmer, Craig Nunan, Robert Shalek, Warren Sinclair, Ray Tanner, Edward Webster, Peter Wootton, Ann Wright, Kenneth Wright
1990Gail Adams, John Hale, James Kereiakes, Larry Lanzl, Larry Lanzl, Larry Lanzl, John Laughlin, John Laughlin, Jacques Ovadia

Additional Historical Interviews

Most interviews prior to 2005 were made by Bob Gorson, although some were conducted by others. Those interviews along with the ones below may also be obtained individually on a 30-day loan from the Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics. The process is to access the online catalog ICOS (please be patient while the page loads) which provides a description of the collection, including a list of the interviewees and to then fill out an access application to the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. The process is described more fully online.

· Howard Andrews
· Carl Braestrup
· Austin Brues
· Robley D. Evans
· George Henny
· Paul Henshaw
· Norman Hillberry
· Lillian E. Jacobson
· Harold E. Johns
· George Laurence
· John Lawrence
· Herbert M. Parker
· Edward Pochin
· Edith E. Quimby
· John Rose
· Roberts Rugh
· J. Newell Stannard
· E. Dale Trout
· John Trump
· John Victoreen
· Shields Warren
· S. Reid Warren
· Marvin Williams

Publications on the History of the AAPM

Formation and early years of the AAPM
Med. Phys. 5(4):290-6., Jul-Aug 1978

History of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 1958-1998
Med. Phys. 25(7)., July 1998, Part 2

Activities of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 1999-2008
Med. Phys. 35(11)., November 2008

AAPM Quarter-Century Bulletin

Chapter History

The History Committee encourages all Chapters to preserve their history. Several chapters have prepared history panels for display at the AAPM Annual Meetings as shown below. Chapters are encouraged to submit new and updated versions in PDF format to the History Committee, for display in this section.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine portal to the AIP Niels Bohr Library & Archives collections - offers links to photos, archive collections, books and journals, manuscripts and audio visual materials that are housed in the library. Available here »