Michael J. Potchen, M.D.

Michael J. Potchen, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 473-4861
Administrative: (585) 275-1839
Office: (585) 273-1569

Professional Bio

Dr. Potchen is a Board Certified Radiologist with CAQ's in Neuroradiology

Professor Potchen received his Bachelor's Degree in Physiology at Michigan State University. He completed his M.D. at Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Human Medicine and his Radiology Residency in Grand Rapids Michigan in the MSU affiliated GRAMEC program. He did his Neuroradiology Fellowship at Duke University. Following that, he served in various positions in the Department of Radiology at MSU including Fellowship Director, Clinical Director and Chief of Clinical Programs. He served as Core Faculty in MSU's African Studies Center and the International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program before recently relocating to the University of Rochester. He presently serves as Director of Diagnostic & Interventional Neuroradiology in the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

His primary interests are in teaching and research. He has taught extensively at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education. His research interests are internationally focused and include imaging in resource poor settings and the MRI findings in pediatric cerebral malaria. He has numerous publications in these and related areas. He has received funding from Governmental and Foundation sources. He is presently the Primary Investigator on a Dana Foundation Neuroimaging grant. He is presently President of the Eastern Radiologic Society.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary


Neuroradiology - American Board of Radiology
Radiology - American Board of Radiology


MD | Medicine | Michigan State University College of Human Medicine1988
Graduate | Physiology | Michigan State University1984
BS | Physiology | Michigan State University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neuroradiology at Duke University Hospital/Duke University Medical Center-GME07/01/1993 - 6/30/1994
Residency in Radiology at St. Mary's Hospital07/01/1989 - 6/30/1993
Internship at St. Mary's Hospital07/01/1988 - 6/30/1989