Julie Champine, M.D., FACR, is Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern, and a member of the Abdominal Imaging Division. Her clinical interests include genitourinary radiology, contrast media, and information technology.

The collectively shared enthusiasm for learning by the student as well as the teacher inspires me.

Dr. Champine studied pre-med at Texas A&M University in College Station before earning her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She completed her residency training in diagnostic radiology at UT Southwestern, and then received advanced training in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) through a fellowship program at UT Southwestern.

A commitment to education

As a radiology educator, Dr. Champine directs the medical school’s Radiologic Anatomy course, and serves on numerous committees, including the Radiology Residency Curriculum Committee, Future of Radiology Medical Education Committee, EPIC Academic Environment Project committee, and the Curriculum Reform Committee. Her commitment to quality education has been recognized with multiple Outstanding Teacher awards.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Champine also co-chairs the Appropriateness Subcommittee of the Clinically Appropriate Accurate Radiation Exposure Committee (CAARE), and is a member of CAARE’s Dose Reduction Workgroup. Additionally, she organizes the Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Board.

Dr. Champine focuses her research on abdominal imaging, Doppler ultrasound, genitourinary imaging, and percutaneous abdominal interventional procedures. Her investigations have led to multiple publications and contributions to textbooks.

Dr. Champine is an active member of several national and international professional organizations, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology, Association of University Radiologists, and the Texas Medical Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, and serves the organization as a question writer and editor for RadExam.

Personal note

In addition to spending time with family, Dr. Champine enjoys photography, live music, paddleboarding and Labrador retreivers


Medical School
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine (1988)
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1989), Diagnostic Radiology
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1992), Diagnostic Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mri)

Research Interest

  • Abdominal imaging
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Genitourinary imaging
  • Percutaneous abdominal interventional procedures


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Effect of Screening for Deep Vein Thrombosis on the Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Fractures of the Pelvis or Acetabulum: A Review of 973 Patients
Borer DS, Starr AJ, Reinert CM; Rao AV, Weatherall P, Thompson D, Champine JG, Jones AL Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma February 2005 19:2 92-95
Primary Glomangioma of the Liver: case report and review of the literature.
Jaiswal VR, Champine JG, Sharma S, Molberg KH Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine March 2004 128 e46-29
Three-Dimensional Sonographic Evaluation of the Common Bile Duct
Rao AV, Champine JG, Forte TB, Brewington CC J. Ultrasound Med September 2003 22 939 - 944
Radiologic characterization of adrenal masses: The role of computed tomography-derived attenuation values
Nwariaku FE, Champine J, Kim LT, Burkey S, O?Keefe G, Snyder WH Surgery December 2001 6/130 1068 - 1071
Effect of smoking on tibial shaft fracture healing
Schmitz MA, Finnegan M, Natarajan R, Champine JG Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research August 1999 365 184 - 200

Honors & Awards

  • Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
    UT System (2020)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teacher (2016)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teacher (2013)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teacher (2012)
  • Fellow
    American College of Radiology (2010)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teacher (2009)
  • Distinguished Physician
    Parkland Health & Hospital System (2007)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teacher (2007)
  • Chief Radiology Resident
    Parkland Health & Hospital System (1991)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology
  • Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Association of University Radiologists
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Abdominal Radiology
  • Society of Uroradiology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Radiological Society