The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

    Henry P. Pendergrass, M.D.

    Emeritus Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
    1992 Endowed Chair


    The Pendergrass Lecture was conceived and enabled by the late Dr. Henry P. Pendergrass, Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This annual lectureship is intended to bring excellence in radiologic teaching and investigation to the Vanderbilt University community and to serve in memory of Dr. Pendergrass’ late wife, Carol Dodson Pendergrass, and their deceased daughters, Sharon Dodson Pendergrass Batey and Lisa Lowe Pendergrass Johnson.
    Members of the international radiological community known for outstanding contributions toward the advancement of patient care and/or research will be invited to share their work in this forum that will hopefully inspire others to similar levels of achievement. These lectures will have relevance not only to those currently in training but also to their mentors and private practitioners as well.  The lectureship offers a glimpse of the latest in imaging techniques and the utilization of these techniques toward practical solutions when applied to common disease processes.


    2012 - Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD, FACR
                   University of Missouri
    2011 - Cristopher A. Meyer, M.D.
                   University of Wisconsin
    University Hospital Case Medical Center
    University of South Carolina
    2007 - Jud W. Gurney, M.D.
    University of Nebraska
    2005 - Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, M.D., PhD.
    Sanford University
    2003 - R. Edward Coleman, M.D.
    Duke University
    2002 - Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, M.D.
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    2001 - Sanford A. Rubin, M.D.
    University of Texas
    2000 - Charles Higgins, M.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
    1999 - William Thompson, M.D.
    University of Minnesota

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