Alexander Norbash, MD

Alexander Norbash is Chair and Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego, formerly serving as Chair and Professor of Radiology at Boston University from 2004-2015, where he also served as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs from 2011-2015. He is an interventional neuroradiologist and his research interests include translational engineering collaborations resulting in novel tools and materials for endovascular neurologic therapies, and more recently endovascular and interventional simulation and teaching systems. Management topics of greatest familiarity include leadership, strategic planning, teamwork, and healthcare reform.

Immediately prior to joining Boston University Medical Center he served as Director of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and founded the Endovascular Neurosurgical and Interventional Neuroradiology practices at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City 6 year BA/MD program, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Radiology Residency, and completed fellowships in both Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at Stanford University. He served on the Stanford faculty from 1994-1998, the faculty of the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998-2000, and subsequently as Chief of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital from 2000-2004. He received a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and is also on their Board of Chancellors.

He is the founding Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Head Injury Institute in addition to serving on the Board of Chancellors as Neuroradiology Commission Chair of the ACR. He also is a founding board member of the Radiology Leadership Institute of the ACR. He served as the President of the Massachusetts Radiological Society, and is a Past President of the New England Roentgen Ray Society. He is the President-Elect of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments and is on the Board of Directors of the American Roentgen Ray Society. He has developed a number of endovascular tools and products which are in clinical usage, has been a cofounder of 4 start-up companies for endovascular tool development and one Imaging Core Laboratory, has given over 480 lectures and invited presentations on all continents except Antarctica, and has an active interest in International Medicine and Radiology. 

Professor and Chair of Radiology