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 Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Dunnick has written 306 scientific papers, 62 book chapters, and 9 books on various aspects of radiology, especially diagnostic oncology, uroradiology, and more recently, administration. He has served as Visiting Professor to 75 medical centers, as a guest faculty for 426 continuing medical education courses, and delivered 23 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 and the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD). He serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America.
A strong advocate for research, Dr. Dunnick is a Past President of 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.