Joan E. Maley, MD, Appointed to the Inaugural Wendy R. K. Smoker Professorship in Neuroradiology

Brooks Jackson, Wendy Smoker, Colin Derdeyn, Joan Maley, group photoOn June 16, 2022, Joan Maley, MD, FACR, was appointed to the inaugural Wendy R. K. Smoker Professorship in Neuroradiology during a ceremony held in the Medical Education and Research Facility.  Dr. Maley is an outstanding clinician, clinical educator, and departmental leader, having served as the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director from 2002-2011; Division Director for Neuroradiology from 2011- present; Interim Chair and DEO from 2013-2015; Executive Vice Chair from 2016-2019; and presently Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs. She has received numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year for Medical Student Teaching, Faculty Teacher of the Year, and twice received the Department of Radiology's highest award for teaching excellence, the Krabbenhoft Award for Excellence in Teaching.

We are deeply grateful to Dr. Wendy Smoker, a leader in the field of neuroradiology, for both her accomplishments in the field and her incredible generosity.  Dr. Smoker was a pioneer for women in radiology generally, and in developing the field of head and neck imaging in particular. She developed an international reputation as a superb clinician, clinical researcher, and educator, and he helped to put Iowa on the map for neuroradiology. She has also provided this department and institution years of dedicated leadership as a senior faculty and division director.  She continues to give amazing lectures on head and neck imaging for our fellows.  Her generous gift to fund a professorship in neuroradiology demonstrates her ongoing support of our mission.  



Monday, July 25, 2022