Donald A. Podoloff, MD, Oral History Interview, April 02, 2015
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Major Topics Covered:
- Personal and educational background
- Comparison of private practice and work in MD Anderson’s academic context
- Views on radiology: evolution of the field and shift from imagine of forms to function; integrating radiologists into multi-disciplinary care teams
- Views on medical education and its impact on research innovation
Chapter 01: The First Person to Go to College
Chapter 02: Chemistry and an Early Mentor Lead to a Focus on Medicine
Chapter 03: A Switch from Internal Medicine to Diagnostic Imaging (Never Losing the Internist’s Perspective)
Chapter 04: Private Practice and an Opportunity to Develop a Radiology Department
Chapter 05: Discovering How to Image a Beating Heart; Reflections on Radiology’s Shift in Focus from Form to Function
Chapter 06: An Opportunity for Intellectual Challenge at MD Anderson
Chapter 07: Building a Clinical Nuclear Medicine Program
Chapter 08: Contributions to the Institution: Leadership and Diversity; A New Research Project
Chapter 09: Technological Advances that Have Transformed Diagnostic Imaging
Chapter 10: Advances in Radiology Continue to Raise Questions about Ethics and Consent
Chapter 11: A Brief History of PET Scans at MD Anderson
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Podoloff, Donald A. PhD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Donald A. Podoloff, MD, Oral History Interview, April 02, 2015" (2015). Interview Sessions. 117.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Donald A. Podoloff, MD (b. 23 December 1937, New York, New York) came to MD Anderson in 1986 as an Associate Professor in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Today he has joint appointments in the Departments of Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, and Clinical Systems Imaging, all in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging. He currently serves as Director of Clinical/Translational Research in that Division.
Dr. Podoloff’s research has focused on diagnostic methods and therapies for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as functional imaging to locate tumors and determine drug dosages. His administrative roles have included Department Chair, Department of Nuclear Medicine (9/1993-9/2005) and Division Head, Division of Diagnostic Imaging (9/2001-9/2010). He currently serves as Medical Director for the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (3/2009-present), a center he helped to found.