Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation

Michael Graham, MD, PhD - Board Member

Michael Graham, MD, PhD - Board Member

Email: michael-graham@uiowa.edu

Michael M. Graham has been a professor of radiology and director of nuclear medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City for the past eight years.

Founder and chair of the Nuclear Medicine Program Directors Association, Graham was recently a member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine for 6 years, serving as its chair and chair-elect. Graham also chaired the Nuclear Medicine Resident Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education four years and was a member from 1998 to 2006.

For more than 20 years—and prior to coming to the University of Iowa—Graham served as a professor of radiology, radiation oncology, medicine and bioengineering; interim director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine; an associate professor of radiology, radiation oncology and medicine; and an assistant professor of radiology and medicine, all with the University of Washington in Seattle. He also was the acting director of nuclear medicine for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, Graham has been voted several times as one of the country's best doctors. A member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine from 1999 to 2006, he has received the Distinguished Scientist Award from SNM's Western Regional Meeting and was the George V. Taplin lecturer and Ralph G. Robinson lecturer, both in 2006.

He received his doctorate in biophysics in 1973 from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree in 1976 from the University of California at San Francisco. He holds master's degrees in bioradiology and electrical engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1976-80 he was an intern and a resident in both nuclear and internal medicine with University of Washington in Seattle.

Graham continues to serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (since 1986) and as a consulting editor for the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology (since 1996). A member of numerous NIH review panels, he is the author of more than 135 peer-reviewed articles, 9 book chapters, more than 125 scientific abstracts and several reviews. Graham, who holds a patent for a sedimentation measuring device, has received nearly 20 grants and has presented nearly 100 invited lectures.