N. Reed Dunnick, MD

Professor, Radiology
Division of Abdominal Radiology
Michigan Medicine
Biomedical Sciences Research Building
109 Zina Pitcher Place, Rm 2C01
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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After completing a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Stanford University, Dr. Dunnick moved to the NIH as a staff radiologist, where he developed an interest in genitourinary tract radiology. He spent 11 years on the faculty at Duke University before moving to Ann Arbor in 1992 to become the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Dunnick has written 313 scientific papers, 62 book chapters, and 10 books on various aspects of radiology, especially diagnostic oncology, uroradiology, and more recently, administration. He has served as Visiting Professor to 85 medical centers, as a guest faculty for 460 continuing medical education courses, and delivered 26 named lectures. He has served on the editorial boards of 13 peer review journals.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dunnick has been an active participant in professional radiology organizations. He has served as President of his two subspecialty societies, the Society of Uroradiology and the Society of Computed Body Tomography/Magnetic Resonance. He is a past President of the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Michigan Radiological Society, the American Board of Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists, the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD), and the Radiological Society of North America.

A strong advocate for research, Dr. Dunnick is a Past President of the Radiology Research Alliance and the Academy for Radiology Research.  He had the privilege of testifying before Congress on the need to establish a new institute, which was signed into law as the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering by President Clinton on December 29, 2000.


University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Member
University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Member

Areas of Interest

Adrenal imaging and genitourinary tract trauma.

Clinical Interests

Computed tomography, and genitourinary tract imaging.


Medical School or Training

  • Cornell University, 1969


  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine, NY, 1971
  • Stanford University Hospital, Radiology, CA, 1976

Board Certification

  • Diagnostic Radiology