Roswell Park diagnostic radiologist earns high honors

Alan Klitzke, a veteran diagnostic radiologist and nuclear physician at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Recognition as a fellow is the highest level of ACR membership, with only 10% of members awarded this distinction. Recipients demonstrate advances in the field of radiology, focus on significant scientific or clinical research and have served the college on a local or national level, depending on the number of years of dedicated involvement in the college. The distinction for those earlier in their career, such as Klitzke, is reserved for those noted for exceptional leadership and contributions to the field of Radiology at the national and international level.

Klitzke, on staff with Roswell Park for more than 14 years as an assistant professor of oncology, specializes in whole-body PET/CT imaging, nuclear medicine and therapy, and CT, MRI and ultrasound imaging of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis. He is a past president and fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) and a delegate to the American Medical Association, and locally recognized as a distinguished educator in nuclear medicine.

He continues to serve in director and board roles with the American College of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Therapy Center of Excellence, the SNMMI Correlative Imaging Council and as a governor for the American-Sino Academy of Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging. 

“Imaging is a pivotal element of a comprehensive cancer center. Dr. Kiltzke has worked at both the national and local level to establish guidelines that ensures high quality imaging for patients,” says physician Ermelinda Bonaccio, chairwoman of diagnostic radiology at Roswell Park. “I am very excited that he has earned this important honor which recognizes all he had done in the field of diagnostic and nuclear imaging.”

Klitzke received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, with subsequent residency training in surgery and radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Chicago, LIJ-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The University of Missouri Kansas City, SUNY Buffalo and the Cleveland Clinic.