Jeffrey Pruitt, M.D., is a Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Abdominal Imaging Division. He serves as Director of the Abdominal Imaging Fellowship program and Chief of Genitourinary Imaging. He holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Urology.
Dr. Pruitt received his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin before pursuing his medical degree at UT Southwestern. After completing a general surgery residency program at the University of Florida Medical Center, Dr. Pruitt returned to UT Southwestern to perform his residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in abdominal imaging.
Dr. Pruitt is the radiology liaison at Parkland Hospital for the trauma division of UT Southwestern’s Department of Surgery, and he is the main radiology contact for Parkland Urology. He also plays an integral role in thyroid cancer imaging at Parkland.
At UT Southwestern, Dr. Pruitt conducts clinical research with the departments of Urology, Trauma Surgery, and Endocrine Surgery, which has resulted in multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as three posters at national meetings. He also oversees the training of radiology fellows and residents.
In addition to serving on numerous committees within UT Southwestern and the Radiology Department, Dr. Pruitt is a member of national and international committees and societies, including the Urotrauma Guidelines Panel, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American College of Radiology, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the American Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.
Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Pruitt is proud of receiving the UT Southwestern Golden Apple Award, recognizing excellence in teaching.
- Medical School
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992)
- University of Florida College of Medicine (1993), General Surgery
- University of Florida College of Medicine (1996), General Surgery
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000), Diagnostic Radiology
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001), Abdominal Imaging
- Abdominal imaging.
- Genitourinary imaging.
- Thyroid cancer imaging/diagnosis.
- Trauma imaging.
- Does isolated traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage merit a lower intensity level of observation than other TBI?
- Phelan HA, Richter AA, Scott WW, Pruitt JH, Madden C, Rickert KL, Wolf SE J. Neurotrauma 2014 Jun
- Urotrauma: AUA Guideline.
- Morey AF, Brandes S, Dugi DD, Armstrong JH, Breyer BN, Broghammer JA, Erickson BA, Holzbeierlein J, Hudak SJ, Pruitt JH, Reston JT, Santucci RA, Smith TG, Wessells H J. Urol. 2014 May
- TBI risk stratification at presentation: a prospective study of the incidence and timing of radiographic worsening in the Parkland Protocol.
- Phelan HA, Eastman AL, Madden CJ, Aldy K, Berne JD, Norwood SH, Scott WW, Bernstein IH, Pruitt J, Butler G, Rogers L, Minei JP J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 Aug 73 2 Suppl 1 S122-7
- Posttraumatic contrast-induced acute kidney injury: minimal consequences or significant threat?
- Matsushima K, Peng M, Schaefer EW, Pruitt JH, Kashuk JL, Frankel HL J Trauma 2011 Feb 70 2 415-9; discussion 419-20
- Effect of the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology on thyroidectomy rates and malignancy risk in cytologically indeterminate lesions.
- Rabaglia JL, Kabbani W, Wallace L, Holt S, Watumull L, Pruitt J, Snyder WH, Nwariaku FE Surgery 2010 Dec 148 6 1267-72; discussion 1272-3
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grade 4 renal injury substratification into grades 4a (low risk) and 4b (high risk).
- Dugi DD, Morey AF, Gupta A, Nuss GR, Sheu GL, Pruitt JH J. Urol. 2010 Feb 183 2 592-7
- Radiographic predictors of need for angiographic embolization after traumatic renal injury.
- Nuss GR, Morey AF, Jenkins AC, Pruitt JH, Dugi DD, Morse B, Shariat SF J Trauma 2009 Sep 67 3 578-82; discussion 582
Honors & Awards
- "Golden Apple" Teaching Award from Radiology Residents
- UT Southwestern Faculty Senator
- AMA, TMA, DCMS
- American College of Radiology
- American Roentgen Ray Society
- Radiological Society of North America
- Society of Abdominal Radiology