The E. Harvey Estes, MD, Physician Community Service Award recognizes a physician who not only cares for individual patients, but also serves the larger community. Dr. Ravin is known as an outstanding clinician, a respected teacher-scholar and a pioneer in the area of thoracic radiology.
Early in his career, Dr. Ravin was one of the driving forces in the Department of Radiology at the Duke University Medical Center where he helped forge a nationally recognized department. Many of those Dr. Ravin brought to Duke have gone on to become part of the vanguard of the profession. As one nominator wrote: “Many of the leading radiologists in North Carolina are graduates of his training programs.”
Dr. Ravin’s contributions in research are honored through the Ravin Advanced Imaging (RAI) Laboratories at Duke University. Established in 1991, RAI prides itself on its quality research, which has high clinical relevance.
As President and Chairman of the Private Diagnostic Clinic at Duke, Dr. Ravin grew the clinic by several hundred doctors to become one of the largest physician groups in the state.
“Throughout his distinguished career as an innovator, scholar, teacher and clinician, Dr. Ravin has always stressed the importance of ‘patient first,’” said NCMS President Robert E. Schaaf, MD, FACR, on presenting Dr. Ravin with the award. “For his genuine impact on the profession and his community, it is my honor to present Carl E. Ravin the 2015 E. Harvey Estes Physician Community Service Award.”
Congratulations, Dr. Ravin!