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Memoir

Lawrence R. Kuhns
Regents' Proceedings 215

Lawrence R. Kuhns, M.D., professor of radiology in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 2006.

Dr. Kuhns received his B.S. degree from the University of Alaska in 1961 and his M.D. degree from the University of Washington in 1965. He completed additional medical training, including a residency and fellowship in pediatric radiology, at the University of Michigan in 1973, and then joined the University faculty as an instructor. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1974, associate professor in 1976, and professor in 1980. In 1981, he left the University to take a position as a staff radiologist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and in 1984 he moved to the Children's Hospital of Michigan. He returned to the University of Michigan as professor of radiology in 1993.

An outstanding pediatric radiologist, Dr. Kuhns has focused his research on musculoskeletal radiology in children, especially trauma and applications of ultrasound. He has published 138 peer reviewed publications and is lead author on four textbooks, one of which, Decision Making in Imaging, is considered to be a seminal contribution to the field of radiology. He is noted for the high quality of his patient care and innovative investigations, and serves as a role model for medical students, radiology residents, fellows in pediatric radiology, and other faculty in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Kuhns is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and obtained a sub-certification in pediatric radiology in 1995.

The Regents now salute this distinguished pediatric radiologist for his dedicated service by naming Lawrence R. Kuhns professor emeritus of radiology.