David Chason, M.D. FACR, is a Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Neuroradiology Division. He also serves as Chief of Neuroradiology at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His clinical interests include spine interventions, computed tomography (CT) imaging, and catheter angiography.

Dr. Chason holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He then received advanced training in neuroradiology through a fellowship program at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. 

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 1992, Dr. Chason was an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and then spent several years in private practice. 

His research interests include CT angiography and perfusion, CT physics, interventional spinal radiology, and neuroradiology – investigations that have resulted in 40 original articles and nearly 100 presentations at professional conferences throughout the United States and around the world.


Medical School
Wayne State University (1981)
Wayne State University (1982), General Surgery
Henry Ford Hospital (1985), Diagnostic Radiology
UCLA Medical Center (1987), Neuroradiology

Research Interest

  • CT angiography/perfusion
  • CT physics
  • Interventional spine
  • Neuroradiology

Honors & Awards

  • RSNA Certificate of Merit Citation
    Scientific exhibit presented at RSNA annual meeting (1993)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (Senior Member)
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Texas Medical Association