About Us

Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 with a B.S. in Physics. Dr. Pickhardt then attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the Navy HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated in 1995. From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his residency, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers and book chapters. During the next four years after residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI/GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC, Dr. Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the PI. In 2002, Dr. Pickhardt completed a Figley Fellowship at the AJR Editorial Office in Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 2003 as an Associate Professor of Radiology. He was promoted to Professor of Radiology in 2009. CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening continue to be among his primary clinical and research interests. Dr. Pickhardt recently completed a comprehensive GI imaging atlas. To date, his work has resulted in over 150 journal publications, 4 textbooks, and 50 book chapters. Dr. Pickhardt has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on the topic of CT colonography, including two original research articles in The New England Journal of Medicine. In July 2010, a reference textbook focusing on CT colonography by Drs. Pickhardt and Kim was published.

Dr. David H. Kim graduated from the Inteflex program from the University of Michigan in 1993. This seven-year combined college and medical school experience resulted in a B.S. with highest distinction in Biomedical Sciences and a M.D. degree (cum laude). He undertook a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center followed by a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis from 1994-1998. Dr. Kim then undertook a body imaging fellowship at Duke University.
After a several year stint in private practice in a subspecialized radiology group, Dr. Kim returned to academic radiology and joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 2005. Since then, he has devoted his time to two major interests: CT colonography and education. In the research realm, he has authored or co-authored over 25 peer reviewed publications and 3 book chapters. This has included authorship of an original research article on CT colonography published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2007. Along with Dr. Pickhardt, he helps to direct the CTC Colorectal Cancer screening program at the University of Wisconsin. Regarding education, Dr. Kim is the Radiology Residency Program Director. He is a strong advocate for residents and resident education. Skills developed to optimize resident education have proven useful as he has turned to the education of radiologists in the area of CT colonography. Many techniques learned from resident education have been applied to the CME CTC training courses directed by Drs. Pickhardt and Kim to maximize the learning experience for the participant.
Currently, Dr. Kim is working with Dr. Pickhardt on a comprehensive textbook on CT colonography due to be published in 2009.