More good news for the Atlantic Radiology Conference this year: We have been fortunate enough to secure Dr. Perry Pickhardt as a keynote speaker for the weekend.
Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt is currently a Professor of Radiology and Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.
Dr. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in 2003 as an Associate Professor of Radiology and was promoted to Professor in 2009. Oncologic imaging, including CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening, continues to be a major clinical and research interest, along with opportunistic screening provided by CT data beyond the clinical indication. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 300 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as three textbooks. Among other honors, he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions and was named the “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” in 2016 by AuntMinnie.com. He has served as a PI on multiple NIH-NCI R01 grants.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, his hometown school, in 1991 with a B.S. in Physics. Dr. Pickhardt attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated as an M.D. in 1995. From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training in St. Louis, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers.
For the next four years after residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD (twice named Teacher of the Year).
He also served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC, Dr. Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the PI.