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Perry Pickhardt, MD

Professor of Radiology; Chief, Gastrointestinal Imaging, University of Wisconsin; School of Medicine & Public Health

Dr. Pickhardt is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. He is an acknowledged authority on colorectal cancer and screening, particularly with CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the U.S. Navy HPSP Scholarship Program, followed by residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University. After residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC, Dr. Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography and served as the PI. Cancer imaging and CT continue to be prime research interests.  He has edited several textbooks, including a large reference work on CTC.  To date, his work has resulted in over 250 scientific publications, book chapters, and textbooks.