Robert 'Nick' Bryan, MD, PhD

Chair of Diagnostic Medicine; Director of Diagnostic Medicine

1969 …2019
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R. Nick Bryan is the chair of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine for Dell Medical School. He oversees diagnostic activities for the school, encompassing the traditional areas of radiology, pathology and laboratory medicine. This approach merges key components of diagnostic examinations that determine the health status of patients, ensuring that these skills are taught and used in an integrated way.

Bryan came to Austin from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he served as the Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor and Chair of Radiology. A nationally known leader, thinker and innovator in the field, he also is past president of the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology.

Bryan previously served at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was professor of radiology and neurosurgery, director of the Neuroradiology Division and vice chairman of the Department of Radiology. He spent much of his childhood in Texas and earned degrees at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He previously was director of neuroradiology at Methodist Hospital in Houston and a professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Research Output 1969 2019

Cigarette smoking and gray matter brain volumes in middle age adults: the CARDIA Brain MRI sub-study

Elbejjani, M., Auer, R., Jacobs, D. R., Haight, T., Davatzikos, C., Goff, D. C., Bryan, R. N. & Launer, L. J., Dec 1 2019, In : Translational Psychiatry. 9, 1, 78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Blood Vessels
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control on Probable Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Williamson, J. D., Pajewski, N. M., Auchus, A. P., Bryan, R. N., Chelune, G., Cheung, A. K., Cleveland, M. L., Coker, L. H., Crowe, M. G., Cushman, W. C., Cutler, J. A., Davatzikos, C., Desiderio, L., Erus, G., Fine, L. J., Gaussoin, S. A., Harris, D., Hsieh, M. K., Johnson, K. C., Kimmel, P. L. & 27 othersTamura, M. K., Launer, L. J., Lerner, A. J., Lewis, C. E., Martindale-Adams, J., Moy, C. S., Nasrallah, I. M., Nichols, L. O., Oparil, S., Ogrocki, P. K., Rahman, M., Rapp, S. R., Reboussin, D. M., Rocco, M. V., Sachs, B. C., Sink, K. M., Still, C. H., Supiano, M. A., Snyder, J. K., Wadley, V. G., Walker, J., Weiner, D. E., Whelton, P. K., Wilson, V. M., Woolard, N., Wright, J. T. & Wright, C. B., Feb 12 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 321, 6, p. 553-561 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Blood Pressure
1 Citation (Scopus)

Emerging Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-Oncology

Rudie, J. D., Rauschecker, A. M., Bryan, R. N., Davatzikos, C. & Mohan, S., Mar 1 2019, In : Radiology. 290, 3, p. 607-618 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Intelligence
Precision Medicine
1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations of plasma clusterin and Alzheimer’s disease-related MRI markers in adults at mid-life: The CARDIA Brain MRI sub-study

Haight, T., Bryan, R. N., Meirelles, O., Tracy, R., Fornage, M., Richard, M., Nasrallah, I., Yaffe, K., Jacobs, D. R., Lewis, C., Schreiner, P., Sidney, S., Davatzikos, C. & Launer, L. J., Jan 1 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 1, e0190478.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coronary vessels
Alzheimer disease
young adults
Magnetic resonance imaging

Bayesian network interface for assisting radiology interpretation and education

Duda, J., Botzolakis, E., Chen, P. H., Mohan, S., Nasrallah, I., Rauschecker, A., Rudie, J., Bryan, R. N., Gee, J. & Cook, T., Jan 1 2018, Medical Imaging 2018: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications. SPIE, Vol. 10579. 105790S

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bayesian networks
Interfaces (computer)