Carolyn Meltzer, MD, William P. Timmie Professor of Radiology in the Emory University School of Medicine and part-time associate dean for research in the School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Radiology.
Dr. Meltzer also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Meltzer has served as interim chair of the Radiology Department since August 2006. Dr. Meltzer first joined the School of Medicine in 2005 when she was recruited from the University of Pittsburgh.
The primary focus of Dr. Meltzer's research is the evaluation of the brain's structure-function relationships in normal aging, late-life depression and Alzheimer's disease. Her many contributions to academic medicine have arisen in part from her role as a critical bridge between basic investigation and clinical practice. She is also widely known for her lead role in the clinical evaluation of the first combined PET/CT scanner. Dr. Meltzer has been vice chair for research in Radiology at Emory, and her work focuses on research strategy in translational medicine and the Imaging Core Laboratories.
"Dr. Meltzer is a leader who is equally comfortable in a clinical setting as in a research laboratory," says Thomas Lawley, MD, dean of the Emory School of Medicine. "She has been the catalyst for collaborative multi-disciplinary teams addressing questions at the interface of technology and translational medicine."
Dr. Meltzer brings to Emory her dedication to graduate education, including residency and postdoctoral fellowship training and mentoring. She has advised more than 30 trainees in preceptor-directed research.
At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Meltzer served as the director of the neuroradiology fellowship and contributed to several NIH educational training grants. She developed a mentored research track for radiology residents.
Among other accomplishments in service, at the national level, she serves as chair of the Education Committee for the American Society of Neuroradiology.
Dr. Meltzer received her medical degree and completed an internship in internal medicine, a PET research fellowship, residency training in diagnostic radiology and additional fellowships in nuclear medicine and neuroradiology all at The Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Meltzer is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with added qualifications in neuroradiology and is also board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
She began on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh after training and rose to professor of Radiology with secondary appointments in psychiatry and neurology. She held administrative appointments as vice chair for research in the Department of Radiology, medical director of the PET Facility, medical director of MR Research, and chief of Neuroradiology.