Val Murray Runge, MD


Name       Val Murray Runge, MD

1978       BS, Stanford University (Chemistry, with honors)
1982       MD, Stanford Medical School
(listed amongst the top 20 notable alumni)
1985       Diagnostic Radiology, Vanderbilt University

Faculty  Positions
1986-1988       Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
1988-1990       Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
1990-2001       Rosenbaum Endowed Professor, University of Kentucky
2002-2010       Centennial Endowed Professor, Texas A&M
2010-2012       John Sealy Distinguished Chair, UTMB
2013-2015       Visiting Professor, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
2015-current   Prof. Dr. med., University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

Clinical Positions
Fellowship Director (Tufts, Kentucky, Texas A&M)
MR Division Chief (Tufts, Kentucky)
Center of Excellence Director (MRISC – Kentucky)
Residency Director (UTMB)
Chairman (UTMB)

Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude (the top Scientific Exhibit Award), RSNA
Dyke Memorial Award, American Society of Neuroradiology
Harry Fischer Award, Contrast Media Research Society
Who’s Who in America, 2009-2016
Who’s Who in the World, 2015-2018

Medical Texts – Editor for nineteen medical texts (most recent listed): Essentials of Clinical MR (Thieme 2011 – 1st edition, German edition – 2011, Chinese edition – 2012, Turkish edition – 2013, 2nd edition – 2019), The Physics of Clinical MR Taught Through Images (Thieme 2005 – 1st edition, German edition – 2007, Turkish edition – 2008, 2nd edition – 2009, German 2nd edition – 2011, 3rd edition – 2014, 4th edition – 2018), Imaging of Cerebrovascular Disease (Thieme 2016), Neuroradiology – The Essentials with MR and CT (Thieme 2015)

Original Research – > 230 publications in high profile medical journals including Radiology, Investigative Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, American Journal of Neuroradiology, European Radiology, Blood and Circulation

> 800 scientific and invited presentations at national/international meetings and medical schools across North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, S. Korea and China;

Other Activities:
Editor-in-Chief:  Investigative Radiology (since 1994) – 6.091 Impact Factor (2018), the second highest ranked general diagnostic radiology journal (JCR); additional 2018 rankings – CiteScore: 6.73, 4 of 272 journals and SJR: 3.761, 2 of 328 journals (both rankings ahead of the journal Radiology)
Editorial Boards: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (since inception, 1991), Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (since inception, 1988)
Patents: Inventor on U.S. Patent #4615879 (Particulate NMR Contrast Agents)
FDA Clinical Trials: Principal investigator for > 20 phase II and III studies
EMA: Lead Radiologist of Reference, Expert Group meetings (Gd chelates)
Grant Support: Principal investigator (career) for grants totaling > $4 M