Biography

Lorraine De Blanche, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Nuclear Medicine Division. Her clinical interests include multiple myelomalymphoma, and cancers of the breast, colon, lung, esophagus, and head and neck.

Originally from South Africa, Dr. De Blanche earned her medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand. She remained there to receive residency training in emergency medicine and in radiology. She then completed nuclear medicine residency training at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.

Before joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019, Dr. De Blanche worked as an attending physician for the North Dallas Veterans Healthcare System. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Arkansas.

Her research interests include the use of nuclear imaging in conditions of the bladder, thyroid, and heart. 

Dr. De Blanche is active in several professional organizations, including the American College of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Personal Note

During her free time, Dr. De Blanche enjoys outdoor activities, such as walking, jogging, ocean kayaking, long-distance cycling, and skiing. She is also a fan of audio books, a student of ancient and medieval history, and an avid traveler.

Education

Medical School
University of Witwatersrand-South Africa (1987)
Internship
Hillbrow Hospital, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (1988), Internal Medicine & General Surgery
Residency
Hillbrow Hospital, University of Witwatersrand-South Africa (1989), Emergency Medicine
Residency
Hillbrow Hospital, University of Witwatersrand-South Africa (1991), Radiology
Residency
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2008), Nuclear Medicine

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging