CHICAGO—N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., was named chairman of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors today at the Society’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Dr. Dunnick is the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he has been since 1992.
As chairman, Dr. Dunnick will help to implement several important RSNA goals for 2012, including the development of programs and tools to translate research discoveries into clinical practice and enable focused learning and rapid information retrieval.
“As the pace of change in the healthcare environment quickens, the challenges to maintaining our intellectual leadership in medical imaging increase,” he said. “Radiologists must take leadership roles in helping to improve the efficiency of healthcare, while enhancing the quality of the care we deliver.”
Dr. Dunnick earned his medical degree in 1969 from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. At Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in New York, he spent two years in internal medicine. Dr. Dunnick was a radiology resident at Stanford University School of Medicine in California from 1973 to 1976, and served as chief resident his last year.
Dr. Dunnick began his academic appointments at Stanford as an assistant professor in 1976. Later that year, he moved to the Diagnostic Radiology Department at the NIH. At Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., Dr. Dunnick held many posts from 1980 to 1992, including professor of radiology, chief of uroradiology and director, Division of Diagnostic Imaging.
Dr. Dunnick has authored or coauthored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 62 book chapters and nine books. He has served on the editorial boards of 14 journals, including Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology and Journal of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Dunnick has been a presenter at over 150 scientific meetings and has been guest faculty at over 400 universities and institutes.
During his career, Dr. Dunnick has been an active member of several medical societies and organizations, including the American Board of Radiology Foundation and the American College of Radiology, where he served as vice president from 2008 to 2009. He is past-president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments, Society of Computed Body Tomography, Academy of Radiology Research, Society of Uroradiology, Radiology Research Alliance, American Board of Radiology, Association of University Radiologists and the Michigan Radiological Society.
Dr. Dunnick has received many honors and awards throughout his career. He received the William F. Barry Jr. Award for Teaching Excellence from Duke University in 1984. In 2006, he received the Gold Medal for Distinguished Services from the ARRS and received the gold medal from the Society of Uroradiology in 2008. Dr. Dunnick was named honorary member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in 2010. In addition, he has been named on “The Best Doctors in America” list eight times.
A member of RSNA since 1978, Dr. Dunnick has served on numerous committees, such as the Scientific Program Committee, Research Development Committee, Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees, Education Council and the Grants Program Committee. In 2006, he was elected to the RSNA Board of Directors and served as the liaison for publications and communications from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he became the liaison for science.