Michael Federle, MD
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Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR





Dr. Federle graduated Summa cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Marquette University and his MD with highest honors from Georgetown University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Radiology at the University of Cincinnati, after which he had a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and 10 years on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also served as Chief of Radiology at San Francisco General Hospital.


In 1989 Dr Federle accepted the Chair of Radiology position at the University of Pittsburgh medical center, where he also subsequently held the position of Chief of Abdominal Imaging.


In 2008 Dr Federle returned to the West Coast as Professor of Radiology and Associate Chair for Education at Stanford University, his current position.


His focus in clinical research and teaching is abdominal imaging with a particular emphasis on CT scanning. Within this broad field he has a wide range of specific and general interests, leading to over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as hundreds of book chapters. In addition, he has been the main editor and author of more than 20 textbooks of radiology. The most recent of these are the 3rd Edition of Diagnostic Imaging: Abdomen; Imaging Anatomy: Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis; Expert DDx: Abdomen and Pelvis (2nd ed); and Imaging in Gastroenterology, all published by Amirsys/Elsevier.  He is also the author of most of the “abdominal” content in the Amirsys STATdx and RADPrimer online clinical decision support and educational programs, having also been one of the “founding fathers” of Amirsys.


Dr Federle has served several specialty societies, serving as the President of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists and the Society for Computed Body Tomography and MR. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Cannon Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, the Gold Medal of the American Roentgen Ray Society , and the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, and the SCBT/MR.  He has been named “Teacher of the Year” at Stanford, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, San Francisco. A “Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award” is given in his name annually by the Radiology department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.