Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1995. From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. After residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003, and was promoted to full professor in 2009. He serves as the Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging and Medical Director of Cancer Imaging. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 500 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as multiple textbooks.