Criteria for Fellow of the ACR

ACR Fellowship

“One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a member in good standing is recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, and/or research. Only 10 percent of College members have been awarded this honor.”


Fellowship is awarded to diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, medical physicists, and nuclear medicine physicians at the Convocation held during the ACR annual meeting.

The degree of Fellow of the American College of Radiology has been conferred on the candidates linked below who have been approved and elected by the ACR Board of Chancellors.

Helpful information regarding the Fellowship process can be found in the resource, Pathway to ACR Fellowship.


ACR Fellowship Requirements

The ACR Board of Chancellors reviews and sets the requirements for Fellowship. The Committee on Fellowship Credentials measures each nominee’s credentials and makes its recommendations to the board for approval, deferral or rejection.

Among other requirements, nominees for Fellowship must fulfill criteria under one or more domains:

  • Service to the ACR at national or chapter level(s) and/or organized radiology/medicine at national, regional, state, or local levels
  • Outstanding teaching of diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and/or medical physics
  • Significant scientific or clinical research in radiology or significant contributions to the literature

You are encouraged to review the ACR Fellowship Guidelines and Nomination Criteria or Military Nomination Criteria charts prior to beginning an application.

The bottom of the ACR Fellowship page offers a spreadsheet that lists all current ACR Fellows for your reference, click here for ACR Fellowship page.  There is an application requirement of at least two endorsement letters from ACR Fellows.

If you are selected to become an ACR Fellow, your attendance at the convocation ceremony during the Annual Meeting is necessary for the honor to be conferred.  Current applicants will receive notification letters in October 2019 and those selected will participate in the May 17, 2020 Convocation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

*There is a minimum requirement of 10 consecutive years of ACR membership to be eligible to apply.  Please confirm your eligibility with a membership inquiry to


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