President's Award 

Kimberly Beavers, MD

AdventHealth Orlando



The President's Award, new in 2020, is presented to a member who has made outstanding contributions to AAWR during the president's term. The first recipient of this prestigious award is Dr. Kimberly Beavers.

Dr. Beavers is a breast and body imaging radiologist at AdventHealth Orlando. She completed her residency training at AdventHealth Orlando and fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Her interests include the recruitment and promotion of women in radiology, excellence in breast imaging, and legislative advocacy. 

Twitter chat with Dr. Beavers @kbeaversmd. 

Marie Sklodowska Curie Award 

Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR, FAAWR, FSAR

Professor, Chair of Radiology

University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine

Cheri L. Canon is a Professor and Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology at the UAB School of Medicine and sits on the UAB Medicine Joint Operating Leadership Council, the senior leadership team for the health system. She served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for 11 years,  was a member of the Board of Trustees, and now sits on its Board of Governors.


Dr. Canon was the vice chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR)  Board of Chancellors, and previously served as the chair of the ACR Commission on Education. She is the president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) and the co-creator of LEAD, a women’s leadership development program jointly developed by SCARD and GE Healthcare. Additionally, she sits on the boards of directors for the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, and the Academy of Radiology Research Academic Council.


She is active in the Birmingham community and is a member of the Birmingham Rotary Club and the immediate past president for MOMENTUM, a Birmingham women’s leadership organization.




Alice Ettinger Distinguished Achievement Award

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Dean of Medical Admissions

Stanford University School of Medicine

Iris C. Gibbs, MD, is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Neurosurgery (courtesy), and Associate Dean of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gibbs has served in several educational leadership roles within the institution and nationally and is a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Gibbs’ clinical and research areas of expertise are pediatric and adult brain tumors and robotic radiosurgery. Dr. Gibbs was the founding co-Director of the Stanford Cyberknife Radiosurgery Program for more than a decade where she helped to build world-renowned clinical programs in innovative radiation treatments for patients with central nervous system tumors and robotic radiosurgery. 

Dr. Gibbs has earned professional recognition as Fellow of the American College of Radiology, Fellow of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellow, and Fellow of the American Association for Women in Radiology. She has served on several local and national boards and committees including the Board of Governors of the Stanford Medical Alumni Association, the University of Delaware College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, the Radiosurgery Society, the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

She is a past chair of the National Medical Association Section on Radiology and Radiation Oncology, and the current President of the Board of the Radiosurgery Society, an international society of experts of radiosurgery.







Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award in Diagnostic Radiology 

Shadi A. Esfahani, MD, MPH

Abdominal Imaging Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital



Shadi Esfahani MD, MPH, is finishing her clinical training as an abdominal imaging fellow at the MGH Department of Radiology. 


Dr. Esfahani received her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Immediately after graduation, she started her postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging where she focused on development of translational molecular imaging approaches for three years. She is a graduate of the diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine residency program at MGH. Her particular research interest is pre-clinical and translational application of PET/MR and Hyperpolarized MR imaging for personalized treatment of malignancies. She is the principal investigator of an RSNA Resident Research Grant and two Ralph Schlaeger Research Awards.


Dr. Esfahani serves as the Co-Chair of the AAWR Member-in-Training Committee, Past President of Resident and Fellow Section of Massachusetts Radiological Society (MRS), member of MRS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Early Career and Trainees Working Group of Women in Nuclear Medicine. She serves as a board member of ACNM Nuclear Medicine Resident Organization and on multiple committees at SNMMI. She is the ACNM 2020 Leadership and Health Policy Fellow and the graduate of SNMMI 2020 Future Leaders Academy. She also serves as the RSNA alternate delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA).


Dr. Esfahani will start her academic radiology career by joining the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at the MGH Department of Radiology and MGH Martinos Center in July 2021.  

Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology 

Oluwadamilola T. Oladeru, MD, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Radiation Oncology Program



Dr. Oladeru is a PGY-5 Resident in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. She is driven by her humble experiences growing up in Nigeria and her passion for improving access to care and cancer-related outcomes in vulnerable and overlooked populations.

She attended Yale University for premedical and graduate studies, obtained her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and completed a medicine internship at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Besides mentoring young women and underrepresented STEM scholars, she leads telehealth initiatives that support efforts to mitigate disparities in modern radiotherapy access in low and middle-income countries.

Dr. Oladeru looks forward to an academic career with a clinical focus on patients with breast cancer and health services research on cancer in incarcerated populations.