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Gerard Riedy, MD, PhD
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Dr. Gerard Riedy, a neuroradiologist with a background in biochemistry and imaging research, serves as the chief of neuroimaging for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), which opened in the fall of 2010 and is located on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Riedy is also the director of the National Capital Neuroimaging Consortium (NCNC) which holds $6 million worth of grants to coordinate and evaluate TBI in the military within the national capital area. The NCNC involves the NICoE, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
He served as a staff neuroradiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for five years prior to his appointment at the NICoE. Dr. Riedy also is an assistant professor of radiology at USUHS.
Dr. Riedy was the chairman for the Common Data Elements in Radiologic Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury. Convened by multiple national health care agencies, this workshop made recommendations for potential data elements dealing with specific radiologic features and definitions needed to characterize injuries, as well as specific techniques and parameters needed to optimize radiologic data acquisition. The neuroimaging work group included professionals with expertise in basic imaging research and physics, clinical neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry, psychiatry, TBI research, and research database formation.
Dr. Riedy earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. He then spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow studying MRI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Riedy held research faculty positions at Caltech, UCLA, and the University of Colorado prior earning his M.D. at University of Colorado School of Health Sciences in Denver, Colorado. He completed a Radiology Residency at Bowman Gray-Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, followed by a Neuroradiology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
Gerard Riedy’s Content on BrainLine Military
- What Neuroimages Can Teach About Blast Injuries
- Key Neuroimaging Equipment Used to Evaluate TBI
- The MEG Shows Areas of the Brain "Talking" to Each Other
- The Philosophy and Expertise Behind the NICoE
- The Importance of Sensitive Neuroimaging for People with TBI
- Using PET Scans to Discover the Nuances of Brain Injury
- The NICoE's MRI Machine Is Their Workhorse Imaging Instrument
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