- Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)
- Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Residency: Duke University Medical Center
- Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Thomas M. Grist, MD, FACR, received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, in 1981, and his doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985. He completed his radiology residency at Duke University in Durham, NC. In 1991, he joined the faculty of the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He is currently the John H. Juhl Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Since 2005, Grist has served as Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. During his tenure as Chair, the Department has grown to include 93 Clinical Faculty, 25 Fellows, and 34 Residents. Together with colleagues in Medical Physics and Radiology, Dr. Grist established the Imaging Sciences Center in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, (WIMR) a nearly 60,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility devoted to the development of imaging technologies and their translation to clinical practice. Dr. Grist has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. He has authored 4 books, 16 book chapters and over 170 peer-reviewed publications. His research has resulted in 16 patents. He is an active member in many professional organizations including International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA), American Heart Association, and Society for Computed Body Tomography/MR. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American Heart Association, ISMRM, AIMBE, and American College of Radiology. Dr. Grist served as President of the ISMRM; a 6000 member interdisciplinary organization devoted to the development and application of magnetic resonance imaging in medicine. In 2014, Dr. Grist was appointed to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Public Authority Board of Directors and elected by his peers to serve as Chair of the UW Medical Foundation Council of Chairs. Professionally, Dr. Grist is interested in the development and application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques for diagnosis and therapy of human disease, primarily for the evaluation of cardiovascular disorders. Personally, Dr. Grist enjoys all forms of cycling, skiing, and dancing, as well as spending time with his wife and five children in the great outdoors.