Murray L. Janower, MD

Title: Radiologist
Location: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States

Murray L. Janower, MD, Radiologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radiology.

Whilst pursuing his medical education, Dr. Janower was exposed to radiology and felt the discipline would help him contribute to the welfare of all people. He enjoyed consulting with other doctors and was intrigued by the wide range of diseases that a radiology professional could detect. Backed by coursework from the University of Detroit in the early 1950s, he obtained his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University in 1958. Dr. Janower continued his requirements through an internship at the Philadelphia General Hospital and a residency in radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In addition, he served as a major with the U.S. Public Health Service from 1960 to 1962.

A diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Janower has dedicated more than 50 years of professional expertise to the field. He commenced his career as a radiologist with the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1964 to 1971 and then joined St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts for nearly 30 years, from 1971 to 2000. Since 2001, Dr. Janower has offered his vast medical knowledge as a radiological consultant and researcher. Having contributed more than 100 articles to medical journals, he is the author of “Radiology of the Colon” from 1981 and “Administration of Radiology Departments” from 1971, of which he is renowned as the grandfather of describing radiology departments.

Finding great success throughout his career trajectory, Dr. Janower has received Gold Medals from the American College of Radiology and New England Roentgen Ray Society. Additionally, the Association of Program Directors in Radiology has bestowed upon him a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Janower attributes his success to the people he worked with and learned from, along with his knowledge of radiology, medicine and people. He recalls his first chief, Dr. Lawrence Robbins, was very influential in his mentoring, as well as Dr. Stanley Wieman and Dr. Jack Dreyfus. Looking back on his life, Dr. Janower considers his greatest achievement to be marrying his wife, Linda.

Presently, Dr. Janower maintains affiliation with the Massachusetts Medical Society and American Medical Association. In 2000, he was associate program directors radiology president for the Massachusetts Radiological Society, as well as a member of the board of chancellors, vice speaker, speaker and president of the American College Radiology in 1996. Dr. Janower had also served as treasurer and president of the Massachusetts Radiological Society in 1981 and as treasurer and president of the New England Roentgen Ray Society in 1979. Likewise, he sat on the board of directors for the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing from 1981 to 1985 and the Newton Arts Center from 1986 to 1990. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Janower is also listed in the 55th through 58th editions of Who’s Who in America and the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the East.

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