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Memoir

Ramiro J. Hernandez
Regents' Proceedings 17

Ramiro J. Hernandez, M.D., M.S., professor of radiology in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status on June 22, 2016.

Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from the Facultad de MedicinaValencia, Spain in 1970 and his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1991. He completed an internship (1971-72) at the Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York and his radiology residency (1972-75) at the Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an instructor in 1975, and was promoted to assistant professor in 1977. Dr. Hernandez served on the faculty of Northwestern University from 1979-84. He returned to the University of Michigan as an associate professor in 1984, and was promoted to professor in 1988.

A remarkable pediatric radiologist, Dr. Hernandez is widely recognized for his clinical acumen, exemplary teaching, and innovative research accomplishments. His National Institutes of Health funded research explored a number of areas, including the MRI evaluation of the central pulmonary arteries in children with obstructive lesions of the right ventricle, the MRI evaluation of children with dermatomyositis, and the imaging evaluation of non-CNS solid pediatric tumors. Dr. Hernandez authored and co-authored numerous research articles in the leading journals, twenty-one book chapters, and one book entitled Body Imaging in Pediatrics (1984). He served as director of the Section of Pediatric Radiology at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital from 1984-2006. A frequent invited speaker, Dr. Hernandez presented Northwestern University's Harvey White Lecture in 1992 and the International Skeletal Society's Founders Lecture in Honor of Andrew K. Poznanski, M.D. in 1997. He played an instrumental role in the education and training of a generation of medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Hernandez also served as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology for both the primary and subspecialty certification in pediatric radiology.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member for his dedicated service by naming Ramiro J. Hernandez, professor emeritus of radiology.