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Memoir

Chintana Paramagul
Regents' Proceedings

Chintana Paramagul, M.D., clinical associate professor of radiology in the Medical School, will retire from active faculty status on June 30, 2014.

Dr. Paramagul received her B.S. degree from Chulalongkorn University in 1968 and her M.D. degree from the Chulalongkorn Hospital Medical School in 1972. She completed a medical internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Illinois (1972-73), a diagnostic radiology residency at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida (1973 -77), and a diagnostic ultrasound fellowship at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan (1981-82). She began her academic career as a clinical instructor in the University of Michigan's Department of Radiology from 1977-80. After several years in private practice, she returned to the University of Michigan faculty as a clinical instructor in 1988, and was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 1995, and clinical associate professor in 2003.

Dr. Paramagul is a leading radiologist with special expertise in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer utilizing ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Her collaborative research projects explored the development of algorithms used in the computer assisted identification and classification of lesions suspicious for breast cancer. Dr. Paramagul co-authored 36 peer-reviewed articles in the leading scientific journals and was a frequent invited lecturer at national and international symposia. An effective educator and dedicated mentor, Dr. Paramagul taught a generation of medical students, residents, and fellows. She was actively involved in numerous professional associations including the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Society of Breast Imaging, the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, and the United Asian American Student Association.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and scholar for her dedicated service by naming Chintana Paramagul clinical associate professor emerita of radiology.