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Vincent MathewsVincent P. Mathews, MD Chair, Department of Radiology
James E. Youker, MD, Professor in Radiology

The James E. Youker Endowed Chair in Radiology was established to honor James E. Youker, MD, FACR.

Dr. Youker was Chair of the Department of Radiology from 1968 until 2014. Under his leadership, the Department of Radiology has become nationally recognized and Dr. Youker has achieved pre-eminent national recognition as a leader in radiological sciences.

The Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin has long been a national leader in teaching and patient care. We value excellence, compassion and professionalism. Over the years, the Department of Radiology has produced a growing roster of graduates, including over 350 radiology residents, fellows and instructors. Under Dr. Youker’s leadership, these radiologists have become very successful clinicians, educators, researchers and administrators with the same core values.

The Endowed Chair in Dr. Youker’s name provides an important legacy for physicians and scientists of the future and a fitting tribute to Dr. Youker’s outstanding career. Dr. Youker received the Medical College of Wisconsin’s highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 1989. In 2008, he received the Medical Society of Milwaukee County’s highest honor, it's Distinguished Service Award. He is the recipient of four gold medals for “having rendered exceptional services to the science of radiology”, from the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Association of University Radiologists. He is also past president of The American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2008, he was named an honorary alumnus of the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association.

This professorship is held by Dr. Vincent P. Mathews, Chair, Department of Radiology, with proceeds from the endowment supporting the Department of Radiology. By contributing to this effort, you will help ensure Dr. Youker’s outstanding legacy endures and resources will remain available to help the Department maintain its excellence in education, patient care and research.