Departmental Promotions Announced

Posted on August 2021

The Department of Radiology is excited to announce the following promotions, effective July 1st, 2021. 

Robert Bour, MD – Associate Professor (CT)
Dr. Robert Bour is a Clinical Associate Professor within the Community Radiology section in the UW Department of Radiology. He earned his medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan, TX. Dr. Bour completed his radiology residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT, where he served as a chief resident. He then completed an abdominal imaging fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI. Dr. Bour founded the RadTrack radiology recommendation tracking system for enhanced patient safety and pioneered the use of abdominal contrast enhanced ultrasound at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Bour is also the Physician Chair of the UW Radiology Coding and Documentation Committee, as well as the Quality Lead for the UW GE CT Protocol Partnership. His professional interests include general radiology with a special focus on quality and safety management.


Steve Cho

Steve Cho, MD – Professor (CHS)
Dr. Steve Y. Cho is a Professor (CHS) in the Nuclear Medicine section of the Department of Radiology. He is engaged in translational molecular imaging research as Director of the Translational Imaging Research Core at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of the new cGMP Radiopharmaceutical Production Facility, and Associate Director of the UW PET Center. Dr. Cho graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in the Research Honors Program and received prior medical training through a Pediatrics Residency and a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After a Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, inspired by the promise of molecular imaging, he underwent further training with a Nuclear Medicine Residency and PET Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He stayed on at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Oncology before moving to UW–Madison in 2014.  He is actively involved in PET imaging studies with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and ECOG-ACRIN national cooperative groups and serves on the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation (SNMMI CMIIT) Board of Directors.


John Khalil, MD – Professor (CT)
Dr. John M. Khalil is a Clinical Professor in the Community section of the Department of Radiology. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison before completing his residency training at St. Luke’s Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Khalil’s clinical interests include MRI, sports medicine imaging, and orthopedic oncologic imaging. Personal interests include his family, Badger sports, Packer football, and golfing. Dr. Khalil primarily practices at Meriter Hospital and 1 S. Park.


Anthony Kuner

Anthony Kuner, MD – Associate Professor (CT)
Dr. Anthony Kuner is an Associate Professor in the Neuroradiology section of the Department of Radiology. After medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in neuroradiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Kuner’s clinical interests include skull base and spine imaging.


B. Keegan Markhardt, MD – Professor (CT)
Dr. B. Keegan Markhardt is a Clinical Professor in the Community and Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention sections of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Markhardt attended University of Wisconsin – Madison for his medical education. He then completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, followed by a Fellowship in Osteoradiology at the University of California-San Diego. He is currently the lead physician for the Meriter-UnityPoint musculoskeletal ultrasound program and modality chief of radiology in the Community Division and serves on the UW Radiology Professional Practice Committee and UW Radiation Safety Device Committee. Dr. Markhardt’s professional interests include sports medicine, osteoarthritis and other arthritides, 3D printing, reporting and procedural standardization and optimization, and teaching.


Brian Mullan, MD, MMEd, MS, FACR, FCCP – Professor (CHS)
Dr. Brian F. Mullan is a Professor in the Thoracic Imaging section of the Department of Radiology. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2020. Dr. Mullan completed his medical school at The University of Chicago, then he went on to complete his residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa. Before joining UW, Dr. Mullan worked at the University of Iowa for over 25 years, where he served as Director of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging, Director of CT and General Radiography, Director of the Advanced Imaging and Analytic Laboratory, and Clinical Director of PACS, among other positions. His academic passion is medical education.  Nationally he served for 9 years on the Education Committee for RSNA and is currently working with RSNA to establish their first Global Learning Center at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. At the University of Iowa, he received multiple teaching awards including the Collegiate Teaching Award, the Holloway Award for Research in Health Science Education, 7 Teacher of the Year Awards, and the Myers Family Professor in Medical Education. He has and continues to enthusiastically mentor many learners and faculty. His current interests include optimizing distance learning, taking education lessons learning during the COVID pandemic and applying them to the post-pandemic world, and applying distance learning lessons to aid under resourced countries. His personal interests include managing his family’s tree farm, cooking, and concocting things in his basement workshop.


Bora Ozel, MD – Professor (CT)
Dr. Bora Ozel is a Clinical Professor in the Community section of the Department of Radiology. After obtaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, he completed his entire radiology training, including residency and abdominal imaging fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He currently practices all aspects of radiology at various locations, primarily Meriter Hospital and 1 South Park Medical Imaging. He is also involved with the Virtual Colonoscopy program at University Hospital.


Jessica RobbinsJessica Robbins, MD – Professor (CHS)
Dr. Jessica Robbins is a Professor in the Abdominal Imaging section of the Department of Radiology. She completed medical school and a radiology residency at the University of Michigan before coming to the University of Wisconsin for an abdominal imaging fellowship. She currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency. Her research interests are in CT colonography and women’s imaging. Personal interests include running, cycling, and swimming, and, in 2010, she became the 4th Department of Radiology faculty member to complete the Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon.


Humberto Rosas, MD – Professor (CHS)
Dr. Rosas is a Professor in the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention section of the Department of Radiology. He completed medical school at Duke University before completing an internship, residency and fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. His expertise is in musculoskeletal procedures, and he is the director of the Musculoskeletal Intervention at UW Hospital. His special interests include spine injections, vertebroplasty, and tumor ablation, as well as MR of wrist injuries. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology.


Alexey Samsonov, PhD – Associate Professor (CHS)
Dr. Samsonov is an Associate Professor (CHS) in the Imaging Sciences section of the Department of Radiology. He completed his Diploma of Engineer-Physicist in Solid State Physics at the Moscow Engineering Physics University and then Master of Science in Computational Engineering and Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics at the University of Utah. His research interests include quantitative MRI, accelerated medical imaging, image reconstruction / processing, numerical methods, scientific computing, imaging of myelination, and cartilage imaging.