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University of Texas Medical Branch

Ph.D., Anatomy
University of Texas Medical Branch


Fellowship, Neuroradiology
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City

Residency, Radiology
University of Texas Medical Branch


R. Nick Bryan is the chair of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine for Dell Medical School. He oversees diagnostic activities for the school, encompassing the traditional areas of radiology, pathology and laboratory medicine. This approach merges key components of diagnostic examinations that determine the health status of patients, ensuring that these skills are taught and used in an integrated way.

Bryan came to Austin from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as the Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor and Chair of Radiology. A nationally known leader, thinker and innovator in the field, he also is past president of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology.

Bryan previously served at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was professor of radiology and neurosurgery, director of the Neuroradiology Division and vice chairman of the Department of Radiology. He spent much of his childhood in Texas and earned degrees at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He previously was director of neuroradiology at Houston Methodist and a professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Awards & Honors
  • BMA Medical Book Awards
    British Medical Association, 2010
  • Fellow
    American College of Radiology, 2008
  • Gold Medal
    Radiological Society of North America, 2007
  • Gold Medal
    American Society of Neuroradiology, 2006
  • Honorary Member
    European Society of Radiology, 2003