Lori A. Deitte, M.D.

Vice Chair of Education
Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Vice President for Continuous Professional Development
Clinical Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118

As a Professor of Radiology, the Vice Chair of Education, and the VUMC Vice President for Continuous Professional Development, Dr. Deitte is active with education at all levels: medical students (hands-on ultrasound sessions), residents, fellows and practicing physicians. Dr. Deitte’s institutional leadership responsibilities include overseeing continuing medical education and professional development activities at VUMC. Additional interests include instructional design, Design Thinking, mentoring/sponsoring, and coaching. Dr. Deitte is a nationally recognized speaker and faculty development facilitator. She has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters. Additionally, she has given more than 160 invited regional, national, and international presentations, including presentations in Romania, Switzerland, Austria, and Israel. Her medical mission work includes two trips to Honduras to teach ultrasound workshops. 

Dr. Deitte specializes in body imaging and ultrasound. Her clinical practice includes providing coverage of Vanderbilt’s level I trauma center, with high volume emergency, oncologic, urologic, gynecologic, transplant, and gastrointestinal imaging. She is a regular participant and contributor to Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary GU Tumor Board. 

Dr. Deitte serves on the Board of the American Association for Women in Radiology and as the co-editor for the column “Civil Discourse” in the Training and Education Section of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Section: Abdominal Imaging


Deitte LA, Naeger DM, Slanetz PJ, Geer CP. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Mentors and Anti-mentors. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 Oct 9:S1546-1440. Online ahead of print.

Young PJ, Kagetsu NJ, Tomblinson CM, Snyder EJ, Church AL, Mercado CL, Guzman Perez-Camillo GJ, Jha P, Guerrero-Calderon JD, Khosa F, Deitte LA. The Intersection of Diversity and Well-Being. Acad Radiol. 2023 Sep;30(9):2031-2036. 

Arleo EK, Porter KK, Magudia K, Englander M, Deitte LA. American College of Radiology Paid Family/Medical Leave Policy: A Call to Action for the House of Medicine. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 Mar;32(3):255-259. 

DeBenedectis CM, Lewis MC, Cooke EA, Menash SJ, Robbins JB, Slanetz PJ, Deitte L.Operationalizing the New ABR Residency Leave Policy for Trainees: A Practical Guide for Program Directors. Acad Radiol. 2022 Dec 3:S 1076-6332(22)00626-2. Online ahead of print.  

Deitte LA, Lewis PJ, Gadde JA, Harris S. Strategies to Create a Psychologically Safe Radiology Learning Space. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 Nov 24: S1546-1440(22)00836-5. Online ahead of print.

Lakhani DA, Deng F, Chung C, Agarwal M, Aiken A, Deitte LA, Middlebrooks EH. Virtual Radiology Fellowship Recruitment: Benefits, Limitations, and Future Directions. Acad Radiol. 2022 Sep 9:S1076-6332(22)00432-9. Online ahead of print.  

Belfi LM, Chetlen A, Frigini A, Jay A, Methratta ST, Robbins J, Woods R, Deitte L. Recovering Joy in the Workplace Requires P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. Acad Radiol. 2022 May 30:S1076-6332(22)00298-7. Online ahead of Print.  

Slanetz PJ, Deitte LA. Advancing the Science of Radiology Education. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 Jun;19(6):685-686.

Catanzano T, Deitte LA, Naeger DM, Morgan DE, Germaine P, Slanetz PJ. Meeting Faculty Development Needs: Review of Current Resources and Opportunities for Program Development. Acad Radiol. 2021 Oct 14: S1076-6332, Online ahead of print.

Deitte LA, Mian AZ, Mullins ME, Desser TS. Looking Ahead: Succession Planning for Education Leadership Roles. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 Dec;18(12):1678-1680; Epub 2021 Sep 27.

Belfi LM, Jordan SG, Chetlen A, Deitte, LA, Frigini LA, Methratta ST, Robbins J, Woods R, Benefield T, Jay AK. Self-care and Storytelling for Radiologists: A Feasibility Study. Curr Probl Diagn Radiolol. 2021 Jul 4: S0363-0188(21)00109-2; online ahead of print

Awan O, Motuzas C, Benefield T, Catanzano TM, Deitte LA, Schaeffer PW, Jordan SG. Resident Clinician Educator Pathways in US Radiology Programs: An ADVICER 2021 Survey Study. Curr Prob Diag Radiol. Online June 20, 2021

DeBenedectis CM, Jay AK, Jordan SG, Raybon CP, Robbins JB, Deitte LA. Ensuring a Smooth Transition for Trainees Returning from Parental Leave – A Guide for Program Directors. Acad Radiol. Jun 6: S1076-6332(21)00213-0. Online.

Arleo EK, Deitte LA. Medical Specialty Family/Medical Leave Policies must abide by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Acad Med. 2021 May 25 online

Magudia K, Ng TSC, Campbell SR, Balthazar P, Dibble EH, Hassanzadeh CJ, Lall N, Merfeld EC, Esfahani SA, Jimenez RB, Fields EC, Lightfoote JB, Ackerman SJ, Jeans EB, Englander MJ, DeBenedectis CM, Porter KK, Spalluto LB, Deitte LA, Jagsi R, Arleo EK. Family and Medical Leave for Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Oncology Residents in the United States: A Policy Opportunity. Radiology. 2021 Jul; 300(1): 31-35.

Raybon CP, Jordan SG, Deitte LA, DeBenedectis CM, Jay AK, Robbins JB. In Seas of Change, A Call to Action: 2021 American Board of medical Specialties Policy on Parental, Caregiver, and Medical Leave During Training. Acad Radiol. 2021 Mar 31: S1076-6332(21)00104-5.

Smith EB, Boscak A., Friedman E, Frand S, Deitte L, Benefield T, Jordan S. Radiology Medical Student Education 2020: Surveys of the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology and Medical Students. Academic Radiology. Accepted for publication 1/2021    

Ho CP, Chong A, Narayan A, Cooke EA, Deng F, Agarwal V, DeBenedectis CM, Deitte LA, Jay AK, Kagetsu NJ. Mitigating Asian American Bias and Xenophobia in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How You Can Be an Upstander. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Oct 6:S1546-1440(20)30977-7. Online ahead of print.

Patel TY, Bedi HS, Deitte LA, Lewis PJ, Marx MV, Jordan SG. Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities in the COVID-19 Virtual Interview Season. Acad Radiol. 2020 Oct;27(10):1456-1460

Deitte LA, Mian AZ, Esfahani SA, HU JY. Going Virtual: Redesigning the Interview Experience. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jul 13:S1546-1440(20)30671-2. Online ahead of print.

Deitte LA, Catanzano TM, Ho CP, Lewis MC. The Pass/Fail United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1: Impact on Radiology Residency Selection J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jul:S1546-144-(20)30663 Online ahead of print

Kruskal J, Meltzer CC, Shanafelt T, Gupta S, Rawson J, Deitte L, Gibbs I, Raybon C, West D, Canon. Can Fortifying Our Teams to Best Serve Our Patients: A Report of the 2019 Summer Intersociety Meeting. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Aug;17(8):1061-1067

Slanetz PJ, Omary RA, Mainiero MB, Deitte LA. Educating the next Generation of Leaders in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Aug;17(8):1046-1048.

Slanetz PJ, Naeger DM, Avery LL, Deitte LA. Mixed Practice in Radiology Education – Has the Time Come? J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jul;17(7):976-978

Heitkamp DE, Cooke EA, Deitte LA, Hunt KN, Milburn JM, Patel AK, Robbins JB. Radiology Program Directors Should Have an Active Presence on Twitter. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Feb;17(2):293-295

Deitte LA, Swanson J, Gunderman R, Shenoy-Bhangle A: Providing and Receiving Feedback: It Takes Two to Tango! J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Dec;16(12):1710-1712

Deitte LA, Omary RA: The Power of Design Thinking in Medical Education. Acad Radiol. 2019 Oct;26(10):1417-1420.

Slanetz PJ, Naeger DM, Reddy S, Carrico C, Straus C, Deitte LA: Revolutionizing Radiology Education to Add Value – What’s Next? J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Aug;16(8):1088-1090

Deitte LA, Jordan S, Diaz-Marchan PJ, Verma N, Sarkany D, Slanetz PJ: Teaching to the Test – risks and benefits. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jun;16(6):866-86

Deitte LA, McGinty GB, Canon CL, Omary RA, Johnson PT, Slanetz PJ: Shifting from Mentorship to Sponsorship – A Game Changer! J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Apr;16(4 Pt A):498-500

Rosenkrantz AB, Hawkins CM, Deitte LA, Hemingway J, Hughes DR, Duszak R Jr: Invasive Procedural Versus Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Services Rendered by Radiology Trainees Over Two Decades. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jun;16(6):845-855

Magarik M, Fowler LC, Robertson A, Ehrenfeld JM, McEvoy MD, Deitte LA: There’s an App for That: A Case Study on the Impact of Spaced Education on Ordering CT Examinations. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Mar;16(3):360-364.

Slanetz PJ, Patel AK, Tigges S, Daye D, Borondy Kitts A, Deitte LA: To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Social Media in Radiological Practice. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Feb;16(2):233-235

Slanetz PJ, Deitte LA: Conscious vs Unconscious Actions – Striving for a More Diverse Radiology Community. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Nov;15(11):1624-1626

Deitte LA, Lewis PJ, Pellerito JS, Levin D, Hammelman B, Mullins ME, Slanetz PJ: Shifting to a Culture of Active Learning: Moving the Needle. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Oct;15(10):1475-1477

Pai R, Modh R, Lamoureux RH, Deitte L, Wymer DC, Mench A, Lipnharski I, Henriksen C, Arreola M, Canales BK: Image Quality and Patient-specific Organ Doses in Stone Protocol CT: A Comparison of Traditional CT to Low-dose CT with Iterative Reconstruction.Biomed Res Int. 2018 Sep 27;2018: 5120974.

Deitte LA, Fleming AE, Lewis MC, Robbins JB, Chew, FS, Slanetz PJ: From Medical Student to Practicing Physician: Promoting Well-being in the Learning Continuum. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Aug;15(8):1150-1152

Slanetz PJ, Reede D, Ruchman RB, Catanzano T, Oliveira A, Ortiz D, Whorms DS, Carrodeguas E, Deitte LA: Strengthening the Radiology Learning Environment. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 Jul;15(7):1016-1018

Cogswell PM, Deitte LA, Donnelly EF, Morgan VL, Omary RA: Attitudes of Radiology Program Directors Toward MD-PhD Trainees, Resident Research Productivity and Dedicated Research Time. Acad Radiol. 2018 Jun;25(6):733-738

Slanetz PJ, Canon C, Spalluto L, Debenedectis C, Kitts AB, Deitte LA: Fostering Patient and Family-centered Care in Radiology Practice. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 May;15(5):784-786

Mullins ME, Anavim A, Deitte LA, McLoud TC, Resnik CS: Diagnostic Radiology Resident Recruitment Part II:  Advice to Applicants from Vice Chairs for Education Academic Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2018 Jun;25(6):774-779

Mullins ME, Anavim A, Deitte LA, McLoud TC, Resnik CS: Diagnostic Radiology Resident Recruitment Part I:  Advice to Programs (and Program Directors) from Vice Chairs for Education Academic Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2018 Jun;25(6):767-773

Deitte LA, Meltzer CC, Norbash A, Mahoney MC, Soto JA, Slanetz PJ: Faculty RVU Incentives and Resident Education. J Am Coll Radiol 2018 Mar;15 (3 Pt A):463-465

Deitte LA, Chen P, Scanlon MH, Heitkamp, DE, Davis LP, Urban S, Marx MV, Slanetz PJ: Twenty-four Seven In-house Faculty and Resident Education. J Am Coll Radiol 2018 Jan Volume 15, Issue 1, Part A, Pages 90–92.

Spalluto L, Spottswood S, Deitte L, Chern A, Dewey, C: A Leadership Intervention to Further the Training of Female Faculty (LIFT-OFF) in Radiology. Acad Radiol 2017 June; 26(6): 709-716.

Sarkany D, Deitte L: Providing Feedback: Practical Skills and Strategies. Acad Radiol 2017 June; 26(6): 74-746.

Rivard AL, Kline AD, Scherer K, Bancroft L, Deitte LA, and Cook PS: The Florida Legislative Fellowship Experience: 7 Years in the Political Kitchen. Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Sep;13(9): 1126-1131.

Giordano, CR, Murtagh, KR, Mills J, Deitte, LA, Rice, MJ, and Tighe, PJ: Locating the optimal internal jugular target site for central venous line placement. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia Volume 33, September 2016, Pages 198–202.

Liang Y, Deitte LA, Rice MJ, Shaw A, Alvis B, and Eagle S. A near field clutter artifact mimicking pulmonary thrombus during transesophageal echocardiography. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2016 Oct; 123(4):831-833.

Deitte LA, Gordon LL, Zimmerman RD, Stern EJ, McLoud TC, Diaz-Marchan PJ, Mullins ME. Entrustable Professional Activities: Ten Things Radiologists Do. Acad Radiol 2016 Mar;23(3):274-81.

Le H, Hangiandreou N, Timmerman R, Rice M, Smith WB, Deitte L, Janelle G. Imaging Artifacts in Echocardiography. Anesth Analg 2016; 122:633–46.

Carolina S. Emanuels, Krista D. Timmerman, Thu-Cuc Nguyen, Nathaniel Jest, Walter E. Drane, Scott M. Gilbert, Paul L. Crispen, Li-Ming Su, Lori A. Deitte, Long H Dang. Displacement of the Spleen Mimicking Renal Cell cancer Recurrence Post-Nephrectomy: A Case Report. Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL. 2015 Vol 2(3): 130-133.

Rozenshtein A, Mullins ME, Deitte LA, Deloney LA, Mohammed TL, Sclamberg JS, Robbin MR. "What Program Directors Think" II: Results of the 2013 and 2014 Annual Surveys of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2015 Jun; 22(6):787-93.

Shetty AS, Grajo JR, Decker S, Heitkamp DE, DeStigter KK, Mezwa DGDeitte LA. ABR Core Exam Preparation: Results of a Survey of 4th Year Radiology Residents Who Took the 2013 Examination. Acad Radiol. 2015 Jan;22(1):121-129.

Koyyalamudi VB, Laduzenski S, Boezaart AP, Deitte L. Illusory intravascular needle placement: an unusual ultrasound artifact.Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 May-Jun;35(3):319-20

Wood BP, Deitte LA. Building Clinical Decision Making Skills. Acad Radiol. 2013 Nov;20(11):1468-71.

Rawson JV, Thomson N, Sostre G, Deitte L. The Cost of Disruptive and Unprofessional Behaviors in Health Care. Acad Radiol. 2013 Sep;20(9):1074-6.

Deitte LA. The New Residency Curriculum: Professionalism, Patient Safety and More. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Aug;10(8):613-7.

Sean Kiley, Patrick Tighe, Omar Hajibrahim, Lori Deitte, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Albert Robinson III. Retrospective Computed Tomography Mapping of Intrapleural Air May Demonstrate Optimal Window for Ultrasound Diagnosis of Pneumothorax. J Intensive Care Med. First Published May 22, 2013; pp. 342–347 (E pub); Print pub: Vol 29, Issue 6, 2014.

Deloney LA, Rozenshtein A, Deitte LA, Mullins ME, Robbin MR. What Program Directors Think: Results of the 2011 Annual Survey of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology Academic Radiology. Acad Radiol 2012;19(12):1583-1588

Scherer K, Francavilla M, Boonprakong A, Harris M, Greditzer HG 4th, Hayden D, Gaffney C, Francis C, Deitte L.  How Can I Be Politically Involved in Radiology? A Report of the Florida Radiology Resident's Challenge. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Nov;9(11):846-7

Deitte LA, Moser PA, Geller B, Sistrom, CL. Email Notification Combined With Off Site Signing Substantially Reduces Resident Approval To Faculty Verification Time. Acad Radiol 2011; 18:774-781

Giordano C, Deitte LA, Gravenstein N, Rice MJ: What is the correct central venous pressure for hepatic liver resection?  Anesth Analg. 2010 Sep; 111(3):660-4

Deitte L, Chertoff J, Mainiero M, Strife J, DeStigter K: Challenges and Opportunities in Restructuring Radiology Residencies: The APDR Residency Restructuring Committee Report. J Am Coll Radiol 2010; 7:507-511

Greenley CT, Ahmed B, Friedman L, Deitte L, Awad Z: Laparoscopic Management of Sigmoidorectal Intussusception. JSLS (2010) 14:137-139

Rice MJ, Mancuso A, Gibbs C, Morey TE, Gravenstein N, Deitte LA: Cricoid pressure results in compression of the postcricoid hypopharynx: the esophageal position is irrelevant. Anesth Analg 2009; 109(5):1546-1552

Rivard A, Themar-Geck M, Cook P, Deitte L: If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu: The Florida Legislative Fellowship Experience. J Am Coll Radiol 2008; 5:1157-1158

Sistrom C, Deitte L: Factors Affecting Attending Agreement with Resident Early Readings of CT and MRI of the Head, Neck and Spine (manuscript awarded the AUR 2008 Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award) Acad Radiol 2008; 15:934-941

Deitte LA: Learning Portfolios in Radiology Residency Education: How Do I Get Started? J Am Coll Radiol 2008; 5:664-669

Gray-Eurom Kelly, Deitte L: Imaging in the Adult Patient with Nontraumatic Abdominal Pain. Emergency Medicine Practice 2007; 9(2):1-32

Deitte LA: Challenges to Radiology Resident Education in the New Era. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2006; 3:528-533