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Ravin.jpgCarl Ravin, MD, is president of the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), the faculty practice plan associated with the Duke University School of Medicine and Health System.

An internationally renowned expert in the field of digital thoracic imaging, his research has focused on techniques to improve the quality of chest radiography.

Ravin grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Cornell University in New York. Following graduation from medical school, he completed an internship in surgery at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Utah Medical Center, after which he completed a fellowship in thoracic radiology at Yale University.

Ravin came to Duke in 1978 as chief of diagnostic radiology from Yale, where he was serving as clinical director of diagnostic radiology. Within seven years, he was heading Duke’s radiology department.

A member of the prestigious Fleischner Society, Ravin served as its president in 1997-1998. He is a founding member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and served for 10 years on the editorial board of Chest. He also served on the board of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging from 1985 to 1998 and served as chief of the medical staff at DUMC from 1998-1999.

Ravin has written more than 200 scholarly articles and is the author of numerous chapters on imaging for major textbooks in internal medicine, surgery, critical care, anesthesia, and pulmonary medicine. In addition, he co-edited two widely read textbooks in diagnostic imaging, Textbook of Diagnostic Imaging and Review of Radiology, which are both in their second editions.