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.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Chason serves on many committees in the areas of radiology education, research, and quality improvement.

He is also an active member of numerous national and international organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Spine Radiology, Association of University Radiologists, Association of Program Directors in Radiology, and the North American Spine Society. He also is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, and in 2015, he became a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.


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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A Mechanical Analysis of Early Aneurysm Rupture following Flow Diversion with Quantification of Stent Motion during Cardiac Cycles.
Kailu T, Cook MK, Mejia-Alvarez R, Mehta N, Chason D, Willis AM, J Vasc Interv Radiol 2022 Nov 33 11 1435-1437.e3
A Phase II Clinical Trial of SAbR Followed by Immediate Vertebroplasty for Spine Metastases.
Wardak Z, Bland R, Ahn C, Xie XJ, Chason D, Morrill K, Stehel E, Nedzi L, Ding C, Medin P, Boike T, Abdulrahman R, Folkert M, Iyengar P, Kim N, Choy H, Bagley C, Timmerman R Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2019 Jan
CT Angiography of the Cerebral Venous System: Anatomic Structure, Pathologic Features, and Pitfalls: Resident and Fellow Education Feature.
Pond JB, Suss RA, Scott HD, Chason DP Radiographics 2015 Mar-Apr 35 2 498-9
Practice Quality Improvement During Residency: Where Do We Stand and Where Can We Improve?
Choudhery S, Richter M, Anene A, Xi Y, Browning T, Chason D, Morriss MC Acad Radiol 2014 May
Evaluation of fluoroscopic cases qualifying as potential fluoroscopic sentinel events.
Weinberg BD, Vance A, Arbique GM, Guild JB, Anderson J, Chason DP Acad Radiol 2013 Apr 20 4 457-62
A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled pilot trial of anticoagulation in low-risk traumatic brain injury: The Delayed Versus Early Enoxaparin Prophylaxis I (DEEP I) study.
Phelan HA, Wolf SE, Norwood SH, Aldy K, Brakenridge SC, Eastman AL, Madden CJ, Nakonezny PA, Yang L, Chason DP, Arbique GM, Berne J, Minei JP J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Dec 73 6 1434-41
Fluoroscopic Sentinel Events in Neuroendovascular Procedures: How to Screen, Prevent, and Address Occurrence.
Vance AZ, Weinberg BD, Arbique GM, Guild JB, Anderson JA, Chason DP AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2012 Jul
Myelography: a primer.
Harreld JH, McMenamy JM, Toomay SM, Chason DP Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2011 Jul-Aug 40 4 149-57
Corpus callosum length by gestational age as evaluated by fetal MR imaging.
Harreld JH, Bhore R, Chason DP, Twickler DM AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2011 Mar 32 3 490-4
How will you need me, how will you read me, when I'm 64 (or more!)?: volume computed tomographic scanning and information overload in the emergency department.
Chason DP, Anderson JA, Stephens JS, Suss RA, Guild JB, Blackburn TJ, Champine JG, Lane TJ Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2010 Sep-Oct 39 5 212-26

Honors & Awards

  • Conference of the Month - September
    UT Southwestern Radiology (2019)
  • Ribbon Award
    Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (2017)
  • Fellow
    American College of Radiology (2015)
  • Magna Cum Laude Award
    Radiological Society of North America (2015)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2013)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2011)
  • Magna Cum Laude & Graphics Design Award
    Radiological Society of North America (2011)
  • Third Place, Trainee Exhibit
    Association of University Radiologists (2011)
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern (2009)
  • First Place, Trainee Exhibit
    Association of University Radiologists (2007)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2006)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (2005)
  • First Place, Clinical Paper
    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (2005)
  • Certificate of Merit
    Radiological Society of North America (1993)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Radiology (Fellow)
  • American Society of Neuroradiology (Senior Member)
  • American Society of Spine Radiology
  • Association of Program Directors in Radiology
  • Association of University Radiologists
  • North American Spine Society
  • Radiological Society of North America