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Michael J. Gelfand, MD

  • Professor, UC Department of Radiology
  • UC Department of Pediatrics



Michael J. Gelfand, MD, received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MD from Stanford University. After two years at the National Institutes of Health, he completed residencies in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's and nuclear medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Dr. Gelfand's research interests include I-123-MIBG imaging of neuroblastoma, new applications of hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT, PET/MRI) in pediatrics, and radiation dose reduction in nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging.

Dr. Gelfand has served as president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and served on the board of directors of that organization for 10 years.

Dr. Gelfand co-edited the textbooks Effective Use of Computers in Nuclear Medicine and Pediatric Nuclear Imaging. His publications include 126 journal articles and 31 book chapters. He has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

BA: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1966.

MD: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1971.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1973-1975, 1977; Nuclear Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1977.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1978; Nuclear Medicine, 1978.

Services and Specialties

Radiology, Epilepsy, Leukemia

Research Areas



Later onset focal epilepsy with roots in childhood: Evidence from early learning difficulty and brain volumes in the Human Epilepsy Project. Pellinen, J; Pardoe, H; Sillau, S; Barnard, S; French, J; Knowlton, R; Lowenstein, D; Cascino, GD; Glynn, S; Jackson, G; Lu, C; Michel, G; Baig, M; Cutter, G. Epilepsia. 2023; 64:2761-2770.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Suicidality in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Focal Epilepsy: An Analysis of a Complex Comorbidity. Kanner, AM; Saporta, AS; Kim, DH; Barry, JJ; Altalib, H; Omotola, H; Jette, N; O'Brien, TJ; Nadkarni, S; Winawer, MR; Szaflarski, JP; Lin Thio, KL; Trinka, E; Burneo, JG. Neurology. 2023; 100:e1123-e1134.

Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Pediatric/Adolescent Population: Evolution of Treatment. Remiker, AS; Chuang, J; Corathers, S; Rutter, MM; Rutter, MJ; Myer, CM; Gelfand, MJ; Trout, AT; Geller, JI. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2019; 41:532-536.