Dr. Gabrielsen served our department for 40 years as both a resident and faculty. He was a dedicated neuroradiologist who took two sabbaticals abroad to improve his skills and bring new techniques to Michigan. His commitment to patient care through the use of imaging to more quickly arrive at the correct diagnosis made him a respected colleague throughout the neuroscience community. His passion for teaching – to create a generation of outstanding neuroradiologists – is a lasting testimony to his skills.
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.
This professorship seeks to both honor Dr. Gabrielsen's contributions to medicine, to the Department of Radiology, and to his many residents, fellows, and colleagues, and to ensure the excellence Dr. Gabrielsen exemplifies continues to thrive in the department.