Notable Alums


Specialty: Radiology

Graduation Year: 1958

Murray Janower

Murray Janower, M.D. ’58, is a former chief of Radiology at St. Vincent Hospital, Worchester, Mass., where he served for almost 30 years. He is a past-president of the American College of Radiology and the Association of Program Directors in Radiology.

After graduating with his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Janower interned at Philadelphia General Hospital in 1959. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital — interrupted by a two-year stint in the Public Health Service as the first director of the Bureau of Radiological Health’s radiology research laboratory — and remaining on staff for several years before joining St. Vincent.

Dr. Janower’s clinical expertise is in general radiology, particularly chest and gastrointestinal radiology. One of his major interests has been in the administration and management of radiology departments.

Dr. Janower has been a professor at the University of Massachusetts and a lecturer at Harvard University. He was a founding member of both the Fleischner Society, an international, multidisciplinary medical society for thoracic radiology, and the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology. He has held leadership positions as president of the American College of Radiology, the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, the New England Roentgen Ray Society and the Massachusetts Radiological Society.

Dr. Janower is the author or co-author of three textbooks on radiology and nearly 100 articles. He was the recipient of the 2002 WSU School of Medicine Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award, presented annually to one or more alumni who have made outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes, whose contributions to the health field in the broader sense are outstanding or for service to the Wayne State University School of Medicine.