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Professor of Radiology - Musculoskeletal Imaging Co-Director Clinical Faculty Development


Master of Science: North Carolina State University (Electrical Engineering)
Master of Public Health: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Dr. Nissman is a musculoskeletal radiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with clinical interests in orthopedic oncology, trauma, sports medicine, and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. He interprets the full gamut of musculoskeletal imaging studies including radiographs, MRI, CT, and ultrasound and performs a variety of image-guided procedures, including joint/bursa aspirations/injections, soft tissue and bone biopsies, and ultrasound-guided tendon sheath and perineural injections. As an academic radiologist, he is primarily involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows and currently serves as the course director for the medical student Bone and Joint Imaging elective as well as the Fellowship Program Director. He is also a fellow of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Academy of Educators.

Academically, he is particularly interested in diagnostic testing theory and critical review of the literature; he serves as a regular reviewer for the journals Radiology, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, and the Journal for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He collaborates with the Department of Exercise and Sports Science on the imaging detection/evaluation of early onset osteoarthritis in the post-ACL injured knee using biochemical MRI and ultrasonography. He has additional interests in pattern recognition theory/machine learning and forensic imaging.



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