Dr. James A. Brink

Dr. James A. Brink, MD

Professor & Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Advisory Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology

Dr. James A. Brink, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Brink, former Vice Chair of the Department and Chief of Abdominal Imaging, served as Interim Chair at Yale from 2003to 2005, prior to his appointment as Chair in 2006.Brink leads a growing department of more than 70 full-time faculty, who collectively provide all diagnostic imaging services for Yale Medical Group and Yale-New Haven Hospital, conduct research in a variety of disciplines related to clinical radiology and imaging science (including interventional radiology, computed tomography, ultrasound, SPECT/PET scanning and magnetic resonance imaging) and offer highly rated postgraduate training programs. With the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the department also makes important contributions to Yale’s undergraduate and graduate programs in imaging science.

Brink earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University and his M.D. at Indiana University before completing his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.He joined the faculty at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor prior to coming to Yale in 1997.

Brink is a fellow of the Society for Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance and the American College of Radiology, and he is an elected member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).Brink serves on the board of directors of the Academy of Radiology Research, the executive council of the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the education council of the Radiological Society of North America. Nationally recognized as an outstanding educator and an authority on abdominal CT imaging, Brink has pioneered technologies for maximizing resolution in helical CT scanning while minimizing radiation dosage and risk to patients. He has coauthored more than 110 original research contributions, reviews and books or book chapters.In April 2007, Brink gave the Warren K. Sinclair keynote address at the annual meeting of the NCRP entitled “The Use and Misuse of Radiation in Medicine.”

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Prabhu Britto Albert,
Apr 24, 2009, 6:32 AM