Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Michigan Department of Radiology and the Fred Jenner Hodges Professor of Radiology, effective July 1, 2019. The Board of Regents approved both appointments.
Gulani comes to U-M from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, where he served as the Joseph T. Wearn Professor and a professor of radiology, urology and biomedical engineering. He also was director of MRI and body MRI for University Hospitals Case Medical Center, co-director of the Prostate Cancer Imaging Group and member of the Cancer Imaging Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, he received a Master of Science, Ph.D. in physiology under Nobel Laureate Paul Lauterbur, Ph.D. Gulani’s M.D. hails from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
He completed his intern year in internal medicine and residency in diagnostic radiology at UIUC and U-M, respectively, and continued on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in physics at the University of Würzburg in Germany and fellowship in body MRI at U-M.
Gulani began his academic career at CWRU, where he worked in body imaging, computed tomography, diagnostic radiology, genitourinary procedures, MRI and ultrasound. He is a respected leader in MR research who focuses on technology development and translation in MRI, with primary areas of emphasis that include MR relaxometry, perfusion, diffusion, body MRI, and image acquisition and reconstruction.
He has been named a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy of Radiology Research and elected fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.