Drs. De Smet and Haughton Retire

Posted on July 2012

This summer the Department of Radiology celebrated retirements for two long-time faculty members. Dr. Arthur De Smet of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Dr. Victor Haughton of Neuroradiology joined the ranks of the retired folk in June and July.

In June, Dr. De Smet retired from his tenured professor position in the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section after 27 years of service to UW Radiology. He has seen many changes come about this department during his time here. He was a valued member of the musculoskeletal imaging team, and his supurb leadership skills and mentoring techniques of junior faculty, fellows, and residents will be greatly missed. Dr. De Smet is looking forward to having more free time to devote to his passion of landscape photography, a hobby of his for many years.

In July, Dr. Haughton retired after 14 years as a tenured professor in the department’s Neuroradiology Section. During his academic career, he wrote many articles and book chapters on imaging the spine, and was particularly interested in disk degeneration. His other research areas included measurement of CSF flow in patients with Chiari I malformation, MR spectroscopy, and functional MR imaging of the brain.

Please join us in extending a sincere thank you for their services and congratulations to Drs. De Smet and Haughton for both their outstanding medical careers, and their happy retirements.