Society honors retired radiologist
March 23, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 22, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.
Dr. Peter Riesz, a retired Victoria radiologist, received the Texas Radiological Society's Gold Medal at an awards dinner in Plano on Feb. 28, according to a news release.
In 1971, the society began awarding gold medals for outstanding contributions to radiology and radiologists in Texas. Riesz is one of 39 who have received the organization's highest honor.
In 1985, Riesz designed, built and staffed a private radiology office at DeTar Hospital in Victoria. He retired in 1998 but has continued his service to the society.
Riesz has served in various leadership roles since he joined the society in 1964.
His greatest contributions began when he assumed the role of historian in 1997.
The radiologist authored and published two books: "History of the Texas Radiological Society" and "The Texas Radiological Society: A Centennial History."
"It is fitting that during this first meeting of its second century, the Texas Radiological Society award its Gold Medal to the man who has labored to preserve a written account of its first 100 years for future generations - Dr. Peter B. Riesz," said Dr. Michael McCarthy, past president of the society, in the release.