The Swiss Society for Neuroradiology (SSNR) has the deep regret to announce the death of its founding member, honorary member and past president, Anton Valavanis. Besides initiating its foundation in 1988, he was President of our Society for two periods, from 1993 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2010. In 1994 he was nominated titular professor at the University of Zurich as well as head of the clinic of neuroradiology at Zurich University Hospital (USZ), this would be an important event and thereafter Neuroradiological Units and centers started to spread across Switzerland, both in the university hospitals and regional centers. Together with Peter Huber he was one of the founding fathers of Neuroradiology and the leader of one of its two historical branches. He was co-founder and former president of the SFCNS.
He has been a pioneer in making Neuroradiology a central part of the clinical Neurosciences. His legacy in Switzerland has been immense and he will be missed by all his direct and indirect scholars.
We extend our condolences to his friends and family.
The full obituary can be found on the SSNR website.
For the Swiss Society of Neuroradiology (SSNR)
Prof. Isabel Wanke - President of the SSNR
Prof. Karl Olof Lövblad - Past-President of the SSNR
For the Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuro-Societies (SFCNS)
Prof. Luca Remonda, SFCNS president