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Memoir

Mark A. Helvie
Regents' Proceedings

Mark A. Helvie, M.D., Trygve O. Gabrielsen Collegiate Professor of Radiology and professor of radiology in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status on March 25, 2022.

Professor Helvie received his B.S. degree from Duke University in 1976 and his M.D degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. At the University of Michigan, he completed an internal medicine residency in 1983, a radiology residency in 1986, and a cross- sectional fellowship in 1987. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as a lecturer in 1986. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1988, associate professor in 1994, and professor in 2000. Dr. Helvie was named the Trygve O. Gabrielsen Collegiate Professor of Radiology in 2016.

Dr. Helvie’s academic career has concentrated in breast radiology with special interests in screening, new imaging technologies, artificial intelligence, patient care, and national guidelines. He has authored over 250 publications and been awarded numerous grants with colleagues. In 2022, he received the Gold Medal (the highest honor of his subspecialty) from the Society of Breast Imaging. He served in a leadership position at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Section for many years. He was an executive board member of the Society of Breast Imaging and held editorial positions at several journals. Dr. Helvie was elected a fellow of the American College of Radiology in 2003 and the Society of Breast Imaging in 1999.

At Michigan Medicine, Dr. Helvie was director of the Division of Breast Imaging from 1992- 2018 and director of the Residency Training Program from 1989-92. He was a long-time member of the Breast Care Center. He chaired the department’s Executive Committee and Promotions Committee. Dr. Helvie received the University of Michigan Medical Center’s Outstanding Clinician Award in 2010 and was inducted into the Michigan Medicine League of Clinical Excellence in 2012. He presented over 200 extramural invited lectures. He trained dozens of residents and breast imaging fellows who have gone on to successful careers. Dr. Helvie hired, mentored, and promoted a diverse group of breast imaging faculty while division director. He is most proud of his efforts to reduce breast cancer mortality and morbidity over his career.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Mark A. Helvie, professor emeritus of radiology.