Richard B. Gunderman

Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

Chancellor's Professor, IUPUI


Richard Gunderman is Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University. He is also John A Campbell Professor of Radiology and in 2019-20 also serves as Bicentennial Professor.

He received his AB Summa Cum Laude from Wabash College; MD and PhD (Committee on Social Thought) with honors from the University of Chicago; and MPH from Indiana University. He was a Chancellor Scholar of the Federal Republic of Germany and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University.

He is a ten-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, and in 2015 received the Indiana University School of Medicine's inaugural Inspirational Educator Award. Dr. Gunderman was named the 2008 Outstanding Educator by the Radiological Society of North America, the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society Berlin Scholar in Professionalism, and the 2012 Distinguished Educator of the American Roentgen Ray Society. In 2012, he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Award for Teaching Excellence, the top teaching award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2013, he was the Spinoza Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Gunderman serves on numerous boards, including Christian Theological Seminary and Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. He is the faculty advisor to over a dozen student interest groups, honorary organizations, and annual service events.

Gunderman is the author of more than 700 articles and has published 12 books, including "We Make a Life by What We Give" (Indiana University, 2008), "X-ray Vision" (Oxford University, 2013), "Essential Radiology" (3rd edition, Thieme, 2014), and "We Come to Life with Those We Serve" (Indiana University, 2017). Published in 2019 are "Pediatric Imaging" and "Tesla." He has delivered over 700 keynote addresses, named lectures, and grand rounds presentations.


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Radiology & Imaging Sciences
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Titles & Appointments

  • John A. Campbell Professor of Radiology
  • Bicentennial Professor
  • Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Medical Education
  • Professor of Philosophy, School of Liberal Arts
  • Professor of Medical Humanities & Health Studies, School of Liberal Arts
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Philanthrophy