Saroja Adusumilli Collegiate Professorship in Radiology
The late Saroja Adusumilli, M.D., was a promising young faculty member dedicated to extraordinary patient care. She was an excellent clinical radiologist, capable investigator and outstanding educator. A member of the University of Michigan faculty since September 2002, she was a well-respected authority on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a member of the Department of Radiology's abdominal imaging group. An alumna of the University of Michigan Radiology residency program, Dr. Adusumilli was elected chief resident by her peers in 2000, an honor reserved for those with leadership potential and clinical skill. After joining the U-M faculty, she became a valuable mentor to the current residents and fellows. At the time of her death, she was assistant professor of Radiology and associate director of the department's residency program. She was active in research and was interested in MRI of the prostate and MR colonography. Dr. Adusumilli received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and completed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania after her residency at the University of Michigan.
The purpose of the Saroja Adusumilli Endowed Collegiate Professorship in Radiology Fund is to honor the late Saroja Adusumilli, M.D. This fund will be used to establish and support an endowed professorship in her name. The incumbent holding the Professorship shall be a faculty member in the Department of Radiology who exemplifies the high standards of clinical care, the devotion to education and the dedication to research activities exemplified by Dr. Adusumilli.
Endowed professorships create an enormous foundation of strength in academia, offering prestige and stability that can be had no other way. Collegiate professorships, always named for a onetime member of the Medical School faculty, are created by gifts from a group of donors including colleagues, family and friends who wish to honor a faculty member’s extraordinary work.
This Professorship will perpetuate Dr. Adusumilli’s contributions to society as an exemplary physician, teacher, and scientist and ensure that the University of Michigan can continue to attract and retain the nation’s premier radiologists, educators, and investigators; thus continuing forever the Adusumilli legacy of dedication and excellence.
Generations from now, the gratitude felt today by so many for the generosity of spirit that has preceded them by the establishment of the Saroja Adusumilli Collegiate Professorship will be felt anew by others. The good work made possible by this Professorship will continue as part of the great tradition of excellence of the University of Michigan Department of Radiology.