Renaissance Radiologists: Meet AJ Gunn, MD

AJ Gunn, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, earning a BS in exercise physiology with a minor in sociology. He then returned home to South Dakota to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota. During medical school, he participated in the competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute – National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program and was awarded the Donald L. Alcott, M.D. Award for Clinical Promise. He graduated summa cum laude in 2009. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA follo wed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he served as chief fellow. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Dr. Gunn worked as an attending interventional radiologist at Washington Univers ity School of Medicine in St. Louis. Currently, he is the Director of the Interventional Radiology Ambulatory Clinic and Assistant Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency. He is active in leadership positions within national societies, including the Society of Interventional Radiolog y and American Board of Radiology.  Tell us about your area of clinical expertise within your practice/organization:One of the benefits of practicing at UAB is the diversity of pathology and conditions in our practice. For example, UAB Hospital has ~1,2...
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