Dr. David Bluemke and Radiology Moving to Madison

Posted on November 2016

I am delighted to inform you that our friend and colleague, David Bluemke, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the next Editor of our field’s flagship journal Radiology. While this is good news for Dr. Bluemke and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), I am also thrilled to announce that he will be joining our department and moving the journal to Madison!

David is a good friend and colleague to many in our department, and I count myself fortunate to know him for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Brookfield Wisconsin, David received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from UW-Madison and is a true Badger at heart. He has made numerous contributions to our field in his role as Professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins (1993-2008) where he served as Chief of MRI, and as Senior Investigator and Radiologist-in-Chief at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Sciences Center since 2008.

“I have always felt that Radiology at Madison has encompassed the best of medicine, science, and technology – in close combination with collegiality and professionalism,” Dr. Bluemke recently commented. “I am thrilled to bring the journal Radiology to the UW, and look forward to working with the Radiology staff both on the journal activities and departmental mission.”

A nice synchronicity: This month’s cover of Radiology features the work from the University of Wisconsin Department of Radiology.

Dr. Bluemke will have a full time appointment as Professor of Radiology in our department beginning July 1, 2017, with funding from the RSNA to support his role as Editor. While David’s editorial duties will undoubtedly be his primary focus and constitute 80% of his effort, our department will partner with the RSNA to insure that Dr. Bluemke has the opportunity to continue his strong connection to clinical and academic radiology at a local level for the remainder of his time. Dr. Bluemke and the RSNA will work together to move the headquarters of the journal to Madison. He and his wife Bonnie are looking forward to moving back “home” to the great state of Wisconsin.

One important factor in his decision to join our department is the high quality and outstanding clinical and academic productivity of our faculty and staff in both Radiology and Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Bluemke anticipates many opportunities for our faculty and staff to contribute to the mission of the journal, and I know that we will benefit from his expertise and the knowledge of all the visitors to the journal headquarters.

– Tom Grist, MD, FACR

Read more about Dr. Bluemke’s appointment with RSNA at RSNA.org