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James C. Anderson M.D.

  • (503) 494-5369
    • Professor of Diagnostic Radiology School of Medicine
    • Vice Chair of Radiology Education Diagnostic Radiology School of Medicine
    • Assistant Dean of Statewide GME Programs Office of the Dean School of Medicine

Jim Anderson, M.D. grew up in a rural town in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for undergraduate training, followed by his medical training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. After an internship at UNMC he moved to the University of Kansas at Wichita for his residency in diagnostic radiology. Following residency, Dr. Anderson spent several years working as a Locum Tenens radiologist for solo and group practices in Kansas, as well as several months in New Zealand. Finding that he enjoyed the study of neuroradiology and missed teaching and mentoring, he obtained a neuroradiology fellowship position at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. There he became interested in resident training, working as assistant radiology residency director there, prior to taking the same position upon moving to OHSU in 2001. Dr. Anderson is now the OHSU diagnostic radiology residency director and chief of neuroradiology. He continues to be interested in advancing resident education and training, now serving on the ACGME Resident Review Committee and active in the Association of Program Directors in Radiology.

Areas of interest

  • Neuroradiology
  • Radiology Education


  • M.D., University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Omaha Nebraska 1990
  • Residency:

    • Diagnostic radiology residency, University of Kansas - Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS, 1995
  • Fellowship:

    • Neuroradiology fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2000
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1991
    • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology 1997
    • American Board of Radiology - Neuroradiology 2002


  • "Sensitivity of high-resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography and three-dimensional spoiled-gradient recalled imaging in the prediction of neurovascular compression in patients with hemifacial spasm" Journal of Neurosurgery  2009
  • "Fracture of bony lamellae within the frontal recess after balloon catheter dilatation" American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy January 2010
  • "Osteoblastoma of the spine with discordant magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography imaging features in a child." Spine December 1 2008
  • "Central nervous system stem cell transplantation for children with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis" Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics June 2013
  • "Reliability and reproducibility of dens fracture classification with use of plain radiography and reformatted computer-aided tomography" Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume January 2006
  • "Neurosyphilis as a cause of facial and vestibulocochlear nerve dysfunction" American Journal of Neuroradiology  2000
  • "A Guide to the Interventional Radiology Residency Program Requirements" Journal of the American College of Radiology August 1 2015
  • "Radiographic Correlation with Neck Anatomy" Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America August 2008
  • "Imaging in Spinal Trauma" Seminars in Roentgenology July 2006
  • "Neuroimaging features of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation" American Journal of Neuroradiology March 2012
  • "Fracture detection in the cervical spine with multidetector CT" American Journal of Neuroradiology September 2008
  • "Taenia solium Tapeworm Infection, Oregon, 2006-2009" Emerging Infectious Diseases June 2011
  • "Preoperative lateralization modalities for cushing Disease" Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base June 1 2015
  • "Traditional threshold for retropharyngeal soft-tissue swelling is poorly sensitive for the detection of cervical spine injury on computed tomography in adult trauma patients" Spine February 15 2013
  • "Truncal Ataxia, Hypotonia, and Motor Delay With Isolated Rhombencephalosynapsis" Pediatric Neurology September 2009
  • "Perfusion-CT assessment of infarct core and penumbra" Stroke April 2006
  • "Qualitative comparison of 3-T and 1.5-T MRI in the evaluation of epilepsy" AJR. American journal of roentgenology September 2008
  • "Beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration" Brain  2013
  • "Basal ganglia" Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology January 2004
  • "No increased herniation of the cerebellar tonsils in a group of patients with orthostatic intolerance" Clinical Autonomic Research December 2002
  • "Developing a Radiology Global Outreach Elective" Journal of the American College of Radiology January 1 2018
  • "The milestones really do add value" Radiology January 1 2016
  • "Radiology Residency Match" Academic Radiology January 1 2018
  • "Correlation Between Radiology ACGME Case Logs Values and ABR Core Exam Pass Rate" Academic Radiology January 1 2019

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