Reed A. Omary, M.D., M.S.,Carol D. and Henry P. Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Reed A. Omary, M.D., M.S., is the Carol D. and Henry P. Professor and Chair of the
    Department of Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in
    Nashville, Tennessee.

    With more than 20 years of experience as a practicing interventional radiologist,
    scientist and educator, Omary has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed
    publications and has presented more than 100 invited lectures at top institutions
    and international meetings. He has received more than $7 million in grant funding,
    which includes two R01 grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    for research related to image-guided therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma. He has
    extensive experience serving on multiple NIH study sections, and is currently on the
    Board of Directors for the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments,
    and is Treasurer of the Association of University Radiologists. In January 2019, he
    will join the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology as
    an Associate Editor.

    As Chair, Omary oversees 675 faculty, staff and trainees. In addition, he co-leads
    VUMC’s strategic planning efforts and is the director of the Vanderbilt University
    School of Medicine’s Medical Innovators Development Program. He is also an avid
    public speaker who promotes innovation in health care within multiple national
    radiology organizations and for the general public via his podcast, “Innovation
    Activists: Designing Health Care’s Future.”

    Prior to joining VUMC, Omary was a Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of
    Research at Northwestern University Medical School. During that time he also
    served as Chief of Interventional Radiology Services at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital
    in Chicago.

    Omary earned his B.S. and M.D. degrees from Northwestern University’s six-year
    Honors Program in Medical Education. He completed his residency in diagnostic
    radiology and a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Virginia
    before returning to Northwestern for his fellowship in vascular and interventional