Daniel B. Nissman

Division Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology - Musculoskeletal Imaging


Medical School: University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

Master of Science (M.S.): Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.): University of North Carolina School of Public Health – Public Health Leadership Program  (Chapel Hill, NC)

Internship (Medicine): UNC Hospitals (Chapel Hill, NC)

Residency (Diagnostic Radiology): Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)

Fellowship (Musculoskeletal Imaging): Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (St. Louis, MO)

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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Daniel B. Nissman, M.D.