Emeriti Faculty

Stanley P. Bohrer, MD, MPH, FACR
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
Dr. Bohrer received a BA degree from the University of Michigan, an MD degree from Harvard Medical School, and the MPH degree from Harvard School of Public Health. His radiology training included residencies in surgery and radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bohrer was senior registrar in the department of radiology at Hammersmith Hospital and Postgraduate Medical School in London, England. He served as professor and head of the Department of Radiology at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, from 1967 to 1977.

Dr. Bohrer's numerous and varied professional activities include a 3-year term as program director for Project HOPE in Colombia and Guatemala and a sabbatical leave to work in Grenada. He worked in Pakistan as an international visiting professor for the Radiological Society of North America. He represented the RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education as Visiting Professor to the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, India and more recently at the University in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Bohrer is a noted authority on the radiology of tropical diseases and resident training in developing countries, and is widely recognized for his expertise in bone and emergency radiology.

Robert J. Cowan, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
Dr. Cowan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed 2 years of training in medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and completed his radiology training at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and was a James Picker Scholar in Radiological Research. Dr. Cowan is nationally recognized and active in a number of scientific organizations. He has served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, as a national trustee of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, as a member of the Residency Review Committee in Nuclear Medicine and the Joint Review Committee in Nuclear Medicine Technology, and as an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. He is a fellow of both the American College of Radiology and the American College of Nuclear Physicians. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Cowan twice received the James L. Quinn III, MD, Award for Teaching Excellence.

David W. Gelfand, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
Dr. Gelfand received a BS degree in zoology from the University of Michigan and his MD degree from Yale University. His radiology training was completed at the University of Cincinnati and Stanford University. Dr. Gelfand was Chief of Abdominal Radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine and is a past president of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists. He was a consultant for the largest supplier of diagnostic materials for gastrointestinal radiology and is a major contributor to the literature in his field, with primary research interests in technological improvement in clinical gastrointestinal radiology.

C. Douglas Maynard, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Former Chairman, Division of Radiologic Sciences
Dr. Maynard is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He completed his training in radiology and nuclear medicine at the Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical Center. He was Section Head of Nuclear Medicine at Wake Forest/Baptist Medical Center (1966-1977) and Chair of the Department of Radiology (1977-2000). Dr. Maynard has been president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments, the American Board of Radiology, the Academy of Radiology Research and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), where he also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation. He has received Gold Medals from the Association of University Radiologists (1999), the American Roentgen Ray Society (2001), the American College of Radiology (2004), the Inter-American College of Radiology (2004), the Radiological Society of North America (2005), and a Silver Medal from the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Radiology. He was also presented with the Medallion of Merit from Wake Forest University. Dr. Maynard is currently on the Board of Directors of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, the Board of Advisors for the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech and on the Board of Advisors for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health. He serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology and is an associate editor of The Year Book of Diagnostic Radiology.

Paul R. Moran, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Dr. Moran was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, received his PhD degree from Cornell University, and was a postdoctoral fellow with C. P. Slichter at the University of Illinois. He was a professor of physics, radiology, and medical physics for many years at the University of Wisconsin. His activities at Wake Forest/Baptist Medical Center focused on the medical imaging areas, with major research efforts in MR imaging and the physics of visual perception and optimization of images.

Lee F. Rogers, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

A graduate of Northwestern University with B.M.A. and MD degrees, Dr. Rogers completed an internship at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a radiology residency at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He was on the faculty at the University of Texas Medical School and the staff of the MD Anderson Hospital in Houston before returning to Northwestern in 1974 to serve as professor and chair of the radiology department until 1995. Dr. Rogers is a past president and Gold Medal recipient of both the American Roentgen Ray Society and the American College of Radiology. He is also past president of the American Board of Radiology, the Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments, the Association of University Radiologists, and former editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology. In addition, Dr. Rogers is the author of the textbook, Radiology of Skeletal Trauma, as well as many textbook chapters and scientific papers.

Thomas E. Sumner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Dr. Sumner is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and the University of Rochester Medical School. He completed training in pediatrics and radiology and was a Winchester Fellow in radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was a fellow in pediatric radiology at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He is board-certified in both pediatrics and radiology and was formerly the head of the pediatric radiology section of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He received the American Board of Radiology Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology in 1995. In addition, Dr. Sumner authored 8 book chapters and was the editor of The Pediatric Disease (Third Series) Test and Syllabus of the American College of Radiology.

Nat E. Watson, Jr., MD
Associate Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Dr. Watson is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina and received his MD degree from the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a medicine internship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and returned to the Medical University of South Carolina for his residency in internal medicine. Following this, Dr. Watson did a residency in nuclear medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem,North Carolina where he was awarded the position of Chief Resident. He has specialty certification in both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. After several years in private practice in General Internal Medicine in Gastonia, North Carolina, Dr. Watson returned to Winston-Salem to an academic position in the Wake Forest School of Medicine Nuclear Medicine Department. His primary interests were in nuclear medicine techniques, including positron emission tomography, and he was the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles.

Kenneth T. Wheeler, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Dr. Wheeler holds a BA from Harvard, an M.A. in teaching from Wesleyan University, and a PhD from the University of Kansas. He also completed specialized training in health physics at the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho, in medical physics at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and in molecular biology techniques at the University of Utah. Formerly on the faculty at Colorado State University, the University of California at San Francisco, the University of Rochester, and Brown University, he was senior scientist and professor of radiation biophysics and courtesy professor of biochemistry at the University of Kansas before coming to Wake Forest University. His numerous contributions to the literature cover a wide range of topics and have focused predominantly on DNA damage and repair, and biomarkers of cell proliferation and hypoxia.

Richard L. Witcofski, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Dr. Witcofski graduated with a BS degree in physics and mathematics from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. He was awarded an Atomic Energy Commission fellowship in radiological physics for studies at Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He subsequently received an M.S. degree in physics from Vanderbilt University and a PhD degree in anatomy from Wake Forest University. He was listed in Outstanding Young Men of America and was elected president of the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). He received the Distinguished Service Award of the SNM and the James L. Quinn III, MD, Award for Teaching Excellence. Over the years he served Wake Forest School of Medicine as chairman of the Radiation Safety Committee, radiation safety officer, radiobiologist, radiation oncology physicist, director of MR imaging, director of PET, and codirector of research in the radiology department. He has more than 100 publications to his credit, including 7 textbooks. He was an NIH-funded researcher with special interest in low-level radiation effects.

Neil T. Wolfman, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology
Abdominal Imaging

Dr. Wolfman received a BA degree from New York University. He attended the University of Bologna School of Medicine and received his MD degree from Albany Medical College of Union University. Dr. Wolfman was a resident and teaching fellow at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh where he completed a fellowship in imaging (ultrasound/computed tomography). Dr. Wolfman was head of the ultrasound section and course director of the radiology ultrasound programs for the Center for Medical Ultrasound. He also was the medical director of the 2-year sonography program at Forsyth Technical Community College. He continues to work part-time in the abdominal imaging section. 

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