Comprehensive Neuroradiology Course Faculty

Joshua P. Nickerson, MD: Course Director

Dr. Nickerson is Division Chief of Neuroradiology and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a former residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education, and current Associate Program Director. He has served for many years on the Education Committee of the ASNR, and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Neurographics, the educational journal of the ASNR. He is a passionate educator, a prior Anne Osborn International Outreach Professor, and serves in educational roles with the APDR, AUR, and ABR.

Tabassum A. Kennedy, MD: Adult Brain

Dr. Tabby Kennedy is the Division Chief of Neuroradiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a former Fellowship Director. Tabby is a pioneer in medical education and has experience with flipped classroom instruction using digital media. She is a highly regarded lecturer on the national stage always delivering well-organized, visually appealing and insightful talks. She was recently awarded the ASNR Outstanding Educator award for 2021.

Judith A. Gadde, DO, MBA: Pediatric

Dr. Judy Gadde is a pediatric neuroradiologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she also serves as the Director of Academic Innovation. She is the Vice Chair of the Young Professionals Committee for 2022-2023. She is also a member of the Social Media & Website Committee and the Education Committee. She will be starting her Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) this Fall at University of Illinois Chicago.

Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD: Advanced Imaging

Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha is Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Quality & Safety, and Medical Director of MRI at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Mahmud is former Johns Hopkins Fellow Teacher of the Year (2012), UW Neuroradiology Teacher of the Year (2013, 2015), and Scott J. Schulte UW Radiology Teacher of the Year (2014). Mahmud is the co-director of the ACR Neuroradiology Review Course, a didactic and case-based hands-on course the he leads and proctors 2-3 times per year.

Wende Gibbs, MD, MA: Spine

Dr. Wende Gibbs is the Director of Spine Imaging and Intervention at Barrow Neurological Institute. She holds committee and leadership positions in multiple medical societies, is Chair of the ASNR Education Committee, and a member of the ASNR Operations and Corporate Partners committees. She is the Vice President of the American Society of Spine Radiology and Western Neuroradiological Society and ARRS Scientific Program Chair for Neuroradiology. She is also the Podcast Editor and Host for Radiographics, the educational journal of RSNA. She has focused her research, service and education efforts on spine oncology, pain management, and radiology reporting. She is a frequently invited speaker at national and international radiology, neurosurgery, and multidisciplinary meetings. She has authored multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and award-winning abstracts, scientific talks, and exhibits. In addition to spine topics, her interests include patient safety, communication, ethics, education, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Ashley H. Aiken, MD: Head & Neck

Dr. Aiken is Director of Head and Neck imaging, Fellowship Program Director and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. She has served for many years on the ASNR education committee and serves as chair of the ASNR fellowship directors’ committee. She also serves as chair of the fellowship director’s committee for APDR. She serves on the editorial board for AJNR and is heavily involved in ACR committee work focused on head and neck practice parameters. She practices in an innovative embedded reading room within ENT clinics and a multidisciplinary clinic for head and neck cancer.