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Gary M. Nesbit, M.D.

E-mail: nesbitg@ohsu.edu Phone Number: (503) 494-7736

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Institute, and OHSU, Dr. Gary Nesbit was appointed Professor of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Dotter Institute, including joint appointments in the Department of Radiology, the Department of Neurology, and Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU in July 2007. Nesbit joined the Institute in 1994 as a second-year neurointerventional fellow and as instructor with a joint appointment in Radiology. In 1995, he became an assistant professor, attaining associate professor status in 1999, and was chief of the division of neuroradiology, from 1996 to 2006.

Nesbit's teaching has earned him critical acclaim. He received the James MacMillan Fellowship award during his residency in 1990, the Golden Ray Award for teacher of the year at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1993, the Silver Hammer Award for teaching excellence in neurology at OHSU in 1997 and 1998, and the Outstanding Teacher of the year award in Diagnostic Radiology in 2000. He has served as fellowship director of the Diagnostic Neuroradiology fellowship, and is currently the director of the Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship and Director of Faculty Development for Radiology. Nesbit continues to serve on numerous Scientific program and Executive committees of several professional societies, including the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), and the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN). He is certified with the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Radiology with a CAQ in Neuroradiology and with ASNR.

Nesbit's current interests focus on innovative imaging, new therapeutic techniques and clinical treatment trials in acute stroke, intracranial atheromatous disease, cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. He is currently an investigator on numerous aneurysm, intracranial angioplasty and stent therapy, and acute ischemic stroke trials, in addition to a number of MR and CT imaging trials. Nesbit is a prolific researcher, lecturer, and writer as a primary or co-investigator in 51 research grants, 124 invited lectures, 87 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and 34 book chapters.

Nesbit earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1986. His subsequent medical training includes a radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Nesbit then served as director of Neuroradiology and Special Studies at the Naval Medical Center, as well as assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego.

When he's away from his professional responsibilities, Nesbit keeps active with his wife, also a Neuroradiologist, and family by kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, woodworking and skiing.