Julie Champine, M.D.

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Radiology

Biography

Julie Champine, M.D., FACR, is a Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Abdominal Imaging Division. Her clinical interests include genitourinary radiology, contrast media, and information technology.

Dr. Champine studied pre-med at Texas A&M University in College Station before earning her medical degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She performed her residency in diagnostic radiology at UT Southwestern, where she also completed fellowship training in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

A commitment to education

As a champion of radiology education, Dr. Champine directs the Medical School’s Radiologic Anatomy course and serves on numerous committees, including the Radiology Residency Curriculum Committee, the Future of Radiology Medical Education Committee, the EPIC Academic Environment Project committee, and the Curriculum Reform Committee. She has been recognized with multiple Outstanding Teacher awards.

Dr. Champine co-chairs UT Southwestern’s Appropriateness subcommittee of the Clinically Appropriate Accurate Radiation Exposure Committee (CAARE) and is a member of the committee’s Dose Reduction Workgroup. She also organizes the Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Board.

Dr. Champine focuses her research on abdominal imaging, Doppler ultrasound, genitourinary imaging, and percutaneous abdominal interventional procedures. Her investigations have led to multiple publications and contributions to textbooks.

She is an active member of several national and international professional organizations, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology, the Association of University Radiologists, and the Texas Medical Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and serves the organization as a writer and editor of RadExam.

Personal note

In addition to spending time with her family and Labrador retrievers, Dr. Champine enjoys photography, live music, and paddleboarding.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992-1993), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mri)
  • Residency - Parkland Health & Hospital System (1988-1992), Diagnostic Radiology
  • Medical School - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine (1984-1988)
  • Internship - Parkland Health & Hospital System (1988-1989), Diagnostic Radiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology
  • Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Association of University Radiologists
  • Texas Radiological Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Society of Uroradiology
  • Society of Abdominal Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Dallas County Medical Society
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2022
  • Fellow 2010, American College of Radiology
  • Distinguished Physician 2007, Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Medical Student Teaching Award 2007, Outstanding Teacher
  • Chief Radiology Resident 1991, Parkland Health & Hospital System
Books & Publications
Research
  • Percutaneous abdominal interventional procedures
  • Genitourinary imaging
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Abdominal imaging