Diane Twickler, Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Presently, I am a tenured Professor in the Department of Radiology with a joint appointment in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Fifty percent of my effort is attributed to the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department where I serve as Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology Ultrasound Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System two and one half days per week, as well as supervise Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents and Fellows on service. In the Department of Radiology, I serve as Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs and am involved in resident recruitment, which accounts for approximately 25% effort. As of 2013, I have been assigned as a founding Member of the Medical School Curriculum Reform Committee, accounting for approximately 10% of my time. My MR clinical activities account for a 5% effort; the remaining 10% is divided between clinical research and formal teaching conferences. Citizenship efforts include the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Medical School Applicant Interviews. I have held committee appointments on both the UT Southwestern University Hospital and the Parkland Heath and Hospital System New Hospital Planning efforts, as well as the 6-year plan for Education.
My clinical scholarly activities, in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, highlight US and MR imaging research in areas of fetal growth, development, and dysmorphology, as well as maternal complications of pregnancy and gynecologic imaging. My present research projects include fetal MR biometry and associated quantitative assessment of fetal dysmorphology, the role of US and MR imaging in placentation, complications of myometrial invasion and imaging, as well as interventions of uterine diseases.
My administrative responsibilities include teaching and education efforts that have manifest in postgraduate education at all evels. I am Course Director for Radiology Grand Rounds and Chair the Radiology Promotion and Tenure Committee. As a member of the UTSW Promotion and Tenure Committee, I am required to extensively review application packets and participate in weekly meetings during the promotion cycle. As Vice-Chair of Radiology, I participate and attend a variety of leadership conferences. My role as Medical Director of Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound also requires attendance at multiple conferences and includes administrative responsibilities.
My lectures and conferences include an audience that consists of medical students, residents, and fellows with an average of four conferences per month. Multidisciplinary conferences include Fetal Imaging and Therapy, Obstetric Ultrasound and Genetics, and Maternal Fetal Medicine Research.