Creasy Named Section Chief of Neuroradiology

The Vanderbilt University Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is pleased to announce that Jeff L. Creasy, MD, has been named Section Chief of Neuroradiology, effective August 1, 2015.

Jeff Creasy earned an undergraduate BS in physics from Michigan State University and an MD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After two years of general surgical training at Duke University, he returned to Chapel Hill for a radiology residency, neuroradiology fellowship, and two years of faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Creasy came to Vanderbilt in 1988 as an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1998 and full professor in 2011.

He is a member of the ASNR, ARRS and the RSNA. He is past president of SCAR (Society of Computer Applications in Radiology), SENRS (the Southeastern Neuroradiology Society) and the TRS (Tennessee Radiology Society – state chapter of the ACR). He has held the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology, since its inception in 1995. He became a Fellow of the ACR in 2009.

Dr. Creasy has been Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship program at Vanderbilt for over 20 years, with more than 30 graduated fellows. He was involved in the PACS task force in the mid 1990’s which led to Vanderbilt installing its first PACS in 1998.  He has served as Clinical Director in MRI, and primary lecturer to the VUSOM first and second year classes on introduction to neuroradiology. He was named Interim Chief of the Neuroradiology section in July, 2014.

He has authored a textbook on the use of MR and CT imaging to date the time of occurrence of intracranial infarctions and hemorrhage entitled Dating Neurological Injury. His early publications were in the area of PACS. More recently his interests have focused on general neuroradiology, white matter disease, high field (7T) MR imaging, and traumatic brain injury. Last year he participated as one of three neuroradiologists in the Neuroimaging Working Group which prepared a report for the Department of Defense Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP), under the Joint Program Committee for Combat Casualty Care (JPC-6), which focused on the effective use of neuroimaging in traumatic brain injury.

Reed A. Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. & Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and Chairman of the Department, states, “We are thrilled that Dr. Creasy will be bringing his extensive experience to lead Vanderbilt Neuroradiology at this very exciting time. In his new role, Jeff will help integrate neuroradiology exams between the inpatient and outpatient clinical enterprise; expand vital research collaborations across the VUMC campus, including with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science; and support the many innovative educational initiatives being developed within the Section.”

Dr. Creasy lives in Brentwood Tennessee, with his wife Lynn, where they have raised three adult children. They are expecting their fourth grandchild this fall. Outside his medical interests he enjoyed, family, reading fictional and historical novels, photography, and playing guitar and mandolin.