Award: Dr. Andrea Lum receives Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Association of Radiologists

Dr. Andrea Lum, a radiologist and the Vice Dean Clinical Faculty Affairs at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Gold Medal Award.

The Gold Medal Award is presented to a long-time CAR member who has made significant contributions to the Association and the radiology profession in Canada. This award is considered the CAR’s highest honour.

Lum has been a member of the Association for more than three decades and has been instrumental in leading the CAR-affiliated Canadian Radiological Foundation as Vice-President. Lum was also the Executive Sponsor for the Foundation’s Physician Leadership Workshop for Women in Radiology and served on the Advisory Board of the CAR Journal Editorial Board.

Lum joined the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. She served as the Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program; Director of Abdominal Imaging Radiology Resident Training; and Medical Leader of Abdominal Imaging.

In 2008, she was promoted to Associate Professor and named Acting Chair, Medical Imaging, a position she was officially appointed to a year later. She became the first city-wide Chief of Diagnostic Radiology in 2011. In this role, she merged the departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London becoming the first combined Chair/Chief, Medical Imaging. Lum was the first LHSC physician to receive the Canadian Certified Physician Executive in 2012.

She has been previously recognized with several awards for her accomplishments as a medical leader, including the MAC Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2017 and 2019 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Medical Imaging at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 2019.