David Chason, M.D.

Medical Director of Neuroradiology, Parkland Health & Hospital System

  • M.R. & E. Hudson Foundation Professorship in Radiology, in Honor of Edward E. Christensen, M.D.
  • Radiology - Neuroradiology
  • Interventional Neuroradiology


David Chason, M.D. FACR, is a Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Neuroradiology Division. He also serves as Chief of Neuroradiology at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His clinical interests include spine interventions, computed tomography (CT) imaging, and catheter angiography.

Dr. Chason holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He then received advanced training in neuroradiology through a fellowship program at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. 

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 1992, Dr. Chason was an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and then spent several years in private practice. 

His research interests include CT angiography and perfusion, CT physics, interventional spinal radiology, and neuroradiology – investigations that have resulted in 40 original articles and nearly 100 presentations at professional conferences throughout the United States and around the world.

A career marked by service

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Chason serves on many committees in the areas of radiology education, research, and quality improvement.

He is also an active member of numerous national and international organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Spine Radiology, Association of University Radiologists, Association of Program Directors in Radiology, and the North American Spine Society. He also is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, and in 2015, he became a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Wayne State University (1977-1981)
  • Internship - Wayne State University (1981-1982), General Surgery
  • Residency - Henry Ford Hospital (1982-1985), Diagnostic Radiology
  • Fellowship - University of Southern California Los Angeles, County Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (1985-1987), Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (Senior Member)
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Conference of the Month Award 2019, UT Southwestern Radiology
  • Ribbon Award 2017, Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards
  • Awarded Fellow 2015, American College of Radiology
  • Magna Cum Laude 2015, Radiological Society of North America
  • Certificate of Merit Award 2013, Radiological Society of North America
  • 3rd Place Trainee Exhibit Award 2011, Association of University Radiologists
  • Graphics Design Award 2011, Radiological Society of North America
  • Certificate of Merit Award 2011, Radiological Society of North America
  • Magna Cum Laude 2011, Radiological Society of North America
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award 2009, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 1st Place - Trainee Exhibit Award 2007, Association of University Radiologists
  • Certificate of Merit Award 2006, Radiological Society of North America
  • Certificate of Merit Award 2005, Radiological Society of North America
  • 1st Place Award - Clinical Paper 2005, College of Surgeons Committee
  • Certificate of Merit Award 1993, Radiological Society of North America
Books & Publications
  • CT angiography/perfusion
  • CT physics
  • Interventional spine
  • Neuroradiology

Clinical Focus

  • Interventional Neuroradiology

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