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Picus named director of diagnostic radiology

By Darrell E. Ward

August 24, 2001

Daniel Picus, M.D., professor of radiology and of surgery, has been named director of the Division of Diagnostic Radiology at the School of Medicine's Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR).

"I am very pleased that Dan Picus has accepted this new assignment," said Gilbert Jost, M.D., Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Professor and head of Radiology and director of Mallinckrodt Institute. "He is a talented radiologist with outstanding management skills. We are fortunate to have his leadership for the diagnostic radiology division."

Picus has been chief of vascular and interventional radiology since 1987.

Interventional radiology encompasses a variety of minimally invasive procedures done with imaging guidance, such as dilating an artery with the help of a balloon catheter. He has published more than 135 scientific articles and is a popular lecturer on vascular and nonvascular diagnosis and intervention.

Picus is a member of numerous medical societies, including the Radiological Society of North America, the Association of University Radiologists, and the International Society of Biliary Radiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology.

Picus earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and a medical degree from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency, serving as chief resident from 1984-85, and a fellowship in abdominal radiology, with special emphasis on interventional procedures, at Mallinckrodt Institute. He joined the MIR faculty in 1986 as assistant professor of radiology.

Mallinckrodt Institute serves as the Department of Radiology for the medical school. Established in 1930, MIR is one of the largest and most scientifically sophisticated radiological centers worldwide.


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