The Department of Radiology would like to recognize Professor of Radiology Peter Bream Jr., MD, for his May 2019 appointment as the Department’s new Residency Diagnostic Radiology Program Director. Dr. Bream replaces Program Director Dr. Sheri G. Jordan. The Department would like to thank Dr. Jordan for her four years of dedication and contributions to the program. In overseeing the program, Dr. Bream is joined by newly appointed Associate Program Director Dr. Cody Schwartz, as well as Dr. David Mauro, who also served as one of Dr. Jordan’s two Associate Program Directors.
In fall 2018, Dr. Bream returned to UNC as an alumnus of the Department’s VIR fellowship program (2000-2001) and of UNC’s School of Medicine (1991-1996). He brought with him significant educational leadership in academic radiology from his years on faculty at Vanderbilt University. As Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Bream was instrumental in developing at Vanderbilt one of the first Integrated Interventional Radiology (IR) residency programs to be accredited nationwide. He also advanced Vanderbilt University Medical Center as its IR Medical Director and the Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) team’s Medical Director. As liaison to Vanderbilt’s Department of Trauma, Dr. Bream served as a representative on the committee that achieved American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level One trauma designation.
In his time on Department faculty, Dr. Bream has been involved in multiple Department leadership areas, including residency recruitment, quality initiatives, upgrading CT protocols, and shoring up a gastrostomy tube-placement protocol.
Of the transition in residency program leadership, Dr. Jordan notes: “Dr. Bream brings national acclaim and keen interest in advancing our residency initiatives as our department continues to expand its services and educational programs.”