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Associate Professor of Radiology - Abdominal Imaging Director of MRI


Ersan Altun, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology in the Abdominal Imaging Division at UNC. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. He then went on to complete his Abdominal Fellowship and Research training at UNC in Chapel Hill. He became a doctor because he always wanted to help people and work on medical and scientific principles and data.


Body MRI


Imaging diseases and cancers involving gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, liver, pancreas and biliary tract, and prostate.


Demonstration of the effectiveness of new and advanced imaging techniques in diagnosing disease processes involving the abdominal and pelvic organs.

Philosophy of Care

Every individual should have access to good quality healthcare. Everyone should receive the best quality healthcare relying on maximum respect for patient rights. Additionally, state-of-the-art medicine should be used for everyone based on the most current scientific evidence in all healthcare services.


  • Medical School & Residency: Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Fellowships: Research (Body MRI) & Clinical (Abdominal Imaging), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Click here to view a list of Dr. Altun’s publications on ORCID.

Ersan Altun headshot