Welcome to the website of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland. Ours is one of the oldest departments in the United States founded around the turn of the twentieth century by Drs. Henry J. Walton and Walter Kilby. Throughout our progressive history we have excelled in training the vast majority of radiologists practicing in the state of Maryland, in providing our patients and their referring physicians the highest quality of imaging diagnostics and interventional therapeutics, and in pushing the envelope of imaging science innovation and discovery.
We are proud to boast of more than 70 topnotch clinical and research faculty, including some of the nation’s most accomplished physician leaders in Radiology. We thoughtfully plan and implement state-of-the-art imaging equipment and technology to provide our patients the best care possible. Our residency and fellowship training programs are highly competitive and are structured around well thought out subspecialized curricula. We have continued emphasis on biomedical imaging research and innovations with 5 thriving core imaging laboratories to support our academic missions.
I welcome your interest in our department, and I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our dynamic clinical and educational programs.
Elias R. Melhem, MD, PhD
Professor & the Dean John M. Dennis Chairman
Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
Vision and Mission
The Vision of the Radiology Department is to use the strong foundation of an effective, viable, profitable, clinical department to create an Enterprise-wide academic Radiology Department that promotes research and teaching. The Mission of the Radiology Department is to provide care for our patients, teach our residents, fellows, students, and colleagues, and drive research that enhances the healthcare. The Strategic Planning Goals of the Radiology Department support the strategic planning goals of the University of Maryland Medical System: The Operational Goals and Objectives will be revised each fiscal year. These goals and objectives will be the guide to meet the Vision, Mission and Strategy of the Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department.