Dr. Korobkin is highly regarded by colleagues, former trainees, and students. His passion for CT and its promise in abdominal medicine—brought to fruition through rigorous research—is matched by the generosity and joy he has brought to mentoring young faculty, training residents, and collaborating daily with the outstanding radiologists and medical faculty at U-M. His serving on the editorial boards of the major radiology journals since 1980 and his nearly 300 publications demonstrates his dedication to the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge.
It is this kind of vitality and excellence that makes the University of Michigan one of the most esteemed in the nation, able to attract and retain talent of the highest caliber. It is also what the community served by U-M's Health System has come to expect and from which it benefits.
The professorship seeks to do two very important things. One is to honor Dr. Korobkin's contributions to medicine, to the Department of Radiology, and to his many students and colleagues. The other is to ensure that the excellence Dr. Korobkin exemplifies continues to thrive in the Department.