Renate L. Soulen, MD, FSIR

Renate L. Soulen, MD, FSIR, obtained her medical degree from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, now Drexel University College of Medicine, in 1957 and completed a residency in radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in 1963.  

Dr. Soulen spent the first 22 years of her career as a cardiovascular interventional radiologist at Temple University, including being section chief from 1969 to 1985. In addition to being a founding member of the Philadelphia Angio Club and an advocate for women in medicine, Dr. Soulen was one of the founding fellows of SIR, one of only three women, and served as chair for the society’s third annual meeting in 1978.

In 1989 Dr. Soulen became a professor of radiology at Wayne State University and director of magnetic resonance imaging at the Detroit Medical Center where she practiced until she retired in 2005.