Course Directors & Faculty


Course Directors

David P. Naidich, MD
Research Professor, Department of Radiology
Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Medicine, Department of Radiology
NYU Langone Health

David Naidich MD did his Radiology residency and body imaging fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Md, following which he joined the Division of Thoracic Imaging at  the now NYU-Langone Medical Center in 1980. In 2015 Dr. Naidich became Emeritus Professor at NYU, a position he still holds. Dr. Naidich’s areas of expertise include: lung cancer, including as a pioneer in the development of low-dose CT imaging and lung cancer screening;  development of the Fleischner guidelines for managing incidental pulmonary nodules; diffuse interstitial lung diseases; and CT evaluation of the airways. He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed article as well as co-author, along with Dr’s Webb and Muller, of the definitive HRCT of the Thorax, now in its 5th edition. More interestingly he is a member of a renown family of Academic Radiologists, including his father, nephew, two first cousins, and three second cousins. More important, he is thoroughly adored by his loving wife, Jocelyn, and son Zachary, and daughter-in-law  Madeleine.

 

Nestor

Nestor L. Müller, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor Emeritus Radiology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Dr. Nestor Müller did his residency in Radiology at The University of British Columbia followed by a fellowship in Chest Radiology at UCSF with Gordon Gamsu and the incomparable Rick Webb, before joining the Radiology Staff at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia in 1984. He became Professor of Radiology at UBC in 1992 and was Head and Medical Director of the Department of Radiology at the VGH and Chairman of the Department of Radiology UBC from 2000 until 2010. He was President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology in 1996 and has been a member of the Fleischner Society since 1988. Dr. Müller has authored or coauthored more than 450 publications in scientific journals and has published 17 books. He has won a number of awards, including recognition by the Editor of the American Journal of Roentgenology as being one of the “3 Wise Men in Radiology” as an outstanding teacher and scholar (2003), Gold Medal of the Brazilian College of Radiology (2010) and Gold Medal of the Society of Thoracic Radiology (2011).

Rick Webb

Richard Webb, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
UCSF

Richard Webb attended the Univ of California San Francisco for medical school, residency, and fellowship. He has been Chief of Thoracic Imaging at UCSF and the Hideyo Minagi Professor of Radiology. He is Past President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and has been a member of the Fleischner Society since 1984. He is editor emeritus of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, has authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific papers and 9 books in multiple editions and languages. He has lectured in more than 35 different countries and has received the Fleischner medal and the Gold medal of the Society of Thoracic Radiology (as have Drs. Muller and Naidich).


Faculty

Brett Elicker, MD
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Imaging at UCSF

Brett M. Elicker, MD is a Professor of Clinical Radiology and Chief of the Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging Section at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Elicker earned his medical degree in 2000 from New York Medical College, and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut in 2005, followed by a fellowship in Thoracic Imaging from UCSF in 2006. He came to UCSF in 2005 as a Clinical Fellow in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging and joined the faculty of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in July 2006.

Dr. Elicker’s research interests are thoracic CT and MRI. His research is primarily clinical which is a reflection of the strong clinical training during his radiology residency at Yale University and thoracic fellowship at UCSF. His research interests primarily involve three areas: high resolution CT (HRCT) in the evaluation of diffuse lung disease, imaging in patients with lung transplants, and thoracic vascular imaging.

Dr. Elicker has published 30 articles, he has written 37 peer-reviewed articles, 2 book chapters, and he has 5 significant publications.