Catherine Jordan Brandon MD

Associate Professor, Radiology
Musculoskeletal Radiology, Radiology


U of M Radiology

Taubman Center Floor 2 Rm 2910
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5326
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of California Irvine College of Medicine, 1985


  • University of Michigan Health System, Diagnostic Radiology, MI, 1989


  • Breast Imaging, MRI, Ultrasonography, Henry Ford Health System, 1990

  • Musculoskeletal Radiology, Henry Ford Health System, 2005

Board Certification

  • Diagnostic Radiology



Dr. Brandon graduated from medical school at the University of California, Irvine in 1985 and completed her diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Michigan in 1989. After fellowships in Ultrasound and Breast Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Brandon spent 14 years as a breast imaging radiologist in both academic and private practice setting through the United States. During this time she was director of several breast centers, received Teacher of the Year awards from two universities, served on multiple committees and advisory boards and gave numerous lectures at the national and state level. She completed a M.S. degree in Medical Management from the University of Texas, Dallas in 2000, developed her own consulting group and joined a start up medical device company. Most recently, Dr. Brandon completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI in 2004 and spent one year as Assistant Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia before joining the University of Michigan Musculoskeletal Division in July 2006. She has special interests in musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports medicine imaging, and 3T MRI of muscle. Since Dr. Brandon was a graduate student in physical anthropology with emphasis in paleopathology at the University of California, Berkeley (M.A. 1977), she is returning to an area of long held interest.