Paul M. Parizel graduated as MD, in 1982, summa cum laude from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium. In 1994, he obtained a PhD with a doctoral dissertation entitled “The influence of field strength on magnetic resonance imaging.” He is a board-certified radiologist and neuroradiologist and completed fellowships in neuroradiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and at Hôpital Erasme, University of Brussels.
From 2003 until 2019, he served as Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Antwerp University Hospital, and tenured full Professor of Radiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Antwerp, representing the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Since 2019, prof. Parizel works in Australia as the “David Hartley Chair of Radiology”, with an academic appointment at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and a part-time clinical appointment at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). He is the Chair of the Clinical Radiology Research Committee (CRRC) of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR), Director of the Western Australian National Imaging Facility node, a member of the Academic Council at the University of Western Australia, and a member of the Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology Advisory Committee.
From 2010 to 2012, prof. Parizel served as President of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR). He was elected President (2016-2017) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2017-2018) of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australian and New-Zealand College of Radiology (2002), Honorary and Founding member of Russian National Society of Neuroradiology (2012), Honorary Member of the European Society of Neuroradiology (2016), Honorary Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology (2017), Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America (2018), and Honorary Member of the Serbian, Romanian, Spanish, Hellenic, French, Iranian, Israeli, Algerian, Swiss, Cuban, Italian, Peruvian, and Brazilian societies of radiology.
Prof. Parizel has authored or co-authored well over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers, more than 40 book chapters, and has edited or co-edited several textbooks. His h-index is 50 (Scopus) and his scientific work has been cited over 9,000 times.
He remains a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and has been a member of the Harvard Club for more than thirty years.