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Memoir

Philip Cascade
Regents' Proceedings 393

Philip N. Cascade, M.D., professor of radiology and professor of internal medicine, Medical School, will retire from active faculty status on June 30, 2008.

Dr. Cascade received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Wayne State University in 1962 and 1965, respectively. After an internship at the Sinai Hospital of Detroit in 1966, he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Henry Ford Hospital from 1966-69. He was an attending physician at Sinai Hospital of Detroit from 1969-91 and held a clinical academic appointment at Wayne State University from 1971-91. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an associate professor of radiology in 1991 and was promoted to professor in 1999. He was also appointed professor of internal medicine in 1999.

Dr. Cascade is an outstanding academic radiologist whose research and teaching focus is in cardiac imaging, where he has unique experience in radiography, coronary angiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiac computed tomography. An active investigator, he has received funding for a variety of projects and is the author of 72 peer reviewed publications, 18 audiovisual educational products, and 73 abstracts, book reviews, and other communications. Dr. Cascade has been an active participant in the Society for Thoracic Radiology and has served as a consultant for a variety of organizations, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the American College of Cardiology, and is a recipient of the gold medal from the Michigan Radiological Society. Dr. Cascade serves as a role model for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty in the Department of Radiology, and provides high quality patient care. He has received numerous commendations for excellence in teaching.

The Regents now salute this distinguished cardiac radiologist for his dedicated service by naming Philip N. Cascade professor emeritus of radiology and professor emeritus of internal medicine.