Geoffrey Rubin honored by several professional societies

Jan. 8, 2024

Geoffrey Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, FAHA, FSABI, FNASCI, chair and professor of medical imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was awarded the Radiology Leadership Institute Recognition Award from the American College of Radiology. Rubin also received the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging Award of Appreciation for presenting the Annual Paulin Keynote Lecture. 

Portrait of Dr. Geoffrey Rubin smiling and wearing a suit coat, collared shirt and bolo tie.


Rubin was a founding member of the Radiology Leadership Institute board, which was established in 2012 by members of the ACR to develop opportunities for leadership training and development for radiologists. The award recognizes his service to the institute in support of leadership training for radiologists at all career stages. The American College of Radiology represents more than 41,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists. 

“I was thoroughly surprised to be presented with this award during the RLI Summit 2023,” Rubin said. “My experiences with the RLI have been tremendously rewarding. I learn from every participant.” 

In 2017, Rubin started the monthly RLI Taking the Lead Podcast which explores the career journeys of influential radiologists and how they have pursued their leadership careers across diverse professional activities and environments. Rubin has hosted 60 episodes of the podcast. 

“The purpose of the podcast is to introduce our listeners to accomplished leaders in the field of radiology and provide a sense of the people behind the leader,” Rubin said. “Listeners have the chance to appreciate the person, the uniqueness of their journey, and what leadership means to them.”

Since joining the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Medical Imaging in 2020, Rubin has doubled the clinical faculty and has a goal of adding 13 additional faculty and expanding the activities and imaging services the department provides. 

“Medical imaging has an important mission with respect to training the next generation of radiologists for the state of Arizona. As the dominant training program in the state, we embody an exceptional faculty who are accomplished clinically, as educators, and as visionaries whose innovations are advancing our field of radiology,” Rubin said. “I am grateful for the privilege of being a part of this incredible community of caregivers, educators, and researchers.”

Rubin’s research involves the development of artificial intelligence in medical imaging. He is investigating the use of machine learning on large data sets with a goal of enhancing the interpretation of data to help radiologists operate more effectively.

“Dr. Rubin is a true leader in his field and his commitment to advancing the field of medical imaging, whether through education, research or leadership development, is inspiring,” said Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA, dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson. “This recognition for his service to the Radiology Leadership Institute is well-deserved and exemplifies the excellence we strive for at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.”

Over the next few months, Rubin will be additionally recognized with honorary membership from the Japanese Radiological Society, will present a presidential keynote lecture to the European Congress of Radiology, and will receive the Gold Medal Award from the Association of University Radiologists in recognition of his distinguished service to the field of academic radiology.