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The Central Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (CCSMMI) honored Davide Bova, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology for Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine and Medical Director, Section on Diagnostic Radiology for Loyola University Medical Center with the presentation of the Steven M. Pinsky, MD Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor the CCSNMMI can bestow upon a member. The Distinguished Service Award or Gold Medal was presented to Doctor Bova at the March 12-13, 2022 CCSMMI Annual Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, to recognize his outstanding leadership in organized medicine and his many years of dedicated service to radiology and nuclear medicine.

Born and raised in Italy, Doctor Bova received his medical degree, Summa cum Laude, from the University of Florence Medical School, in Florence, Italy.  Following graduation, he received postdoctoral training in diagnostic radiology from the University of Florence in 1987 and at the University of Modena Medical School in Italy from 1988-1990. From 1990 to 1995 he served as Chief of the Radiology Department at the Military Hospital in Piacenza, Italy.  He then relocated to the United States for postdoctoral training in Nuclear Medicine at Loyola from 1995 to 1997 and then in Diagnostic Radiology at Loyola from 1997-2000.

Remaining at Loyola University following his residency, Doctor Bova became Assistant Professor of Radiology in 2000 at the Stritch School of Medicine, eventually rising to the rank of Professor in 2013.  From 2000 to the present, he has been an attending physician in radiology and nuclear medicine for the Loyola University Medical Center while also holding various administrative responsibilities, including Medical Director for the Section of Diagnostic Radiology and Medical Director for Quality and Safety. He also serves on numerous hospital committees including radiology and nuclear medicine Residency Committees, the Committee on Cancer, the Clinical Improvement Committee, the Patient Quality and Safety Committee and the Data Safety Monitoring Committee.

Doctor Bova joined the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in 2000 and has been active in the Society at the National and Chapter Level ever since. For the Central Chapter, Bova served as Chair of the Publications Committee and Newsletter Editor and then became Program Director from 2005 to 2008, Vice President from 2008 to 2009 and then President from 2009 to 2010. He was a member of the Board of Governors from 2008 to 2012 and has continued to serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee since 2012.

In addition, Doctor Bova is active with other radiology groups including the Chicago Radiological Society and the Illinois Radiological Society. For the Chicago Radiological Society, Bova started as the Vice President and then the President of the Resident & Fellows Section from 1997 to 1999, became a Trustee in 2004, Secretary-Treasurer in 2008, Vice President and President Elect in 2009 and President in 2010.

As an officer of the Chicago Radiological Society, Bova was a member of the Illinois Radiological Society Executive Committee starting in 2008.  In 2009 he became an Alternate Councilor to the American College of Radiology and in 2012 became a Councilor to the ACR, both positions making him a member of the IRS Executive Committee.  He was elected Secretary-Assistant Treasurer in 2019, Vice President-Treasurer in 2020 and is currently serving as IRS President.  As an officer of the Illinois Radiological Society Bova continues as a member of the CRS Executive Committee.

A prolific writer and speaker, Doctor Bova has authored or co-authored many articles, book chapters, as well as presentations at national and international meetings, including the 2015 James Quinn Lecture at the Spring Meeting of the Central Chapter.

Doctor Bova has 3 daughters, who are pursuing successful careers in law, global health and information technology.  Bova and his better half and “accomplice”, Carol, recently relocated to Naperville, where they can be occasionally seen at the local grocery store with their Italian scooter, weather permitting. They enjoy entertaining their friends and extended family, traveling in the US and Europe, biking in the local forest preserves, or the many cultural attractions that Chicago and its suburbs have to offer.

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