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Nuclear Medicine Technology Program (Minnesota)

Faculty

Teaching faculty

Dedicated program faculty members provide an educational experience that is centered on student success. The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program draws its faculty from the clinical, scientific and technical staffs of Mayo Clinic. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

Of the more than 100 nuclear medicine staff members at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, there are 70 certified nuclear medicine technologists, 13 physicians, three nurses, three physicists, two radiopharmacists, three radiochemists, and several support and administrative staff members.

Students have access to these individuals throughout the program, giving them the opportunity to learn directly from some of today's best nuclear medicine practitioners. The unique combination of time with program faculty members in the classroom and clinical settings delivers individualized mentoring to support student success.

Stephen M. Broski, M.D.

Medical Director

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Broski is from Rockford, Illinois, and graduated from Augustana College with a B.S. in biology in 2005. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2009 and completed an internship at Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowships in musculoskeletal and nuclear radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester before joining staff in 2015. Shortly after beginning on staff, he assumed the role of Medical Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. He is currently holding the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Broski’s research interests include PET/CT, PET/MRI, and MRI evaluation of bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, and peripheral neuropathic conditions. He is currently a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Matthew J. Ugorowski, M.Ed., CNMT, R.T.(N), PET

Program Director

Matthew Ugorowski is originally from Southeast Michigan. Mr. Ugorowski graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, in December 2011. While at Oakland University, he earned a B.S. in biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic science with a specialization in nuclear medicine technology. Mr. Ugorowski later graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in May 2016. In conjunction with his M.Ed., Matthew earned a certificate in educational technology.

Beginning in October 2012, Mr. Ugorowski worked as full-time nuclear medicine technologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Shortly after, he served as a didactic and clinical instructor for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS) Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Program. In March 2015, He transitioned to Clinical Coordinator for the MCSHS NMT Program for approximately two years. After gaining additional experience as a radiology manager, he joined the MCSHS NMT Program as Program Director in May 2018.

Mr. Ugorowski’s teaching interests include the integration of simulation-based methodologies in health science education. He has also coached five NMT Program student quiz bowl teams between two states. Four of five teams have earned the Central Chapter – Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Quiz Bowl Championship. He is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Michelle Bartel, CNMT

Clinical Coordinator, Staff Technologist

Michelle Bartel graduated from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, where she earned a B.S. in  nuclear medicine technology and a minor in chemistry in 1991. Ms. Bartel attended the Mayo Clinic School of Health Related Sciences in the Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Program where she earned a certificate in August of 1991.

Ms. Bartel joined the Nuclear Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic as a staff technologist in 1991. In May of 2015, she joined the NMT Program as a clinical coordinator. Her teaching interests include endocrinology, oncology, and gastroenterology, as well as clinical practice.

Joseph C. Hung, Ph.D., R.Ph., BCNP

Professor of Pharmacy & Professor of Radiology

Dr. Joseph Hung received his B.S. (1978) in pharmacy from Taipei Medical University, and his M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1985) in nuclear pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hung then completed postdoctoral fellowship programs at the Colleges of Pharmacy, OU (1985-1986) and the University of Missouri – Columbia (1986-1988).

Dr. Hung joined Mayo in 1988 and began his supporting the Mayo NMT Program in the same year. Prior to working at Mayo, Dr. Hung involved in teaching NMT program at the University of Missouri – Columbia during his fellowship training years there.

Dr. Hung’s teaching interests include radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear pharmacy and nuclear medicine, operations of nuclear pharmacy (including low and high energy radiopharmaceutical production), and regulations related to radiopharmaceuticals. His research interests include quality assurance/quality control of radiopharmaceuticals, current good manufacturing practice, and continuous improvement in radiopharmaceutical operations

Bradley J. Kemp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medical Physics (Radiology)

Dr. Bradley Kemp joined the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in 2000. In 2013 he was awarded the Outstanding Physician Scientist award for Scientific Teaching.

Dr. Kemp received his Ph.D. degree in medical biophysics from the University of Western Ontario in 1995 and his M.Sc. degree in medical physics from McGill University in 1990. He received his B. Eng. undergraduate degree in engineering physics from McMaster University in 1987.

Dr. Kemp’s teaching interests include the instrumentation and operation of nuclear medicine imaging equipment. His research interests include the development and assessment of instrumentation and algorithms for PET, PET/CT and PET/MR imaging modalities. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Kemp joined Mayo Clinic in 1999. In 1995 he received his certification as a member of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine.

Michael K. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Professor of Medical Physics (Radiology)

Dr. Michael O’Connor joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 1986. He graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland, with a B.S. in experimental physics in 1974 and obtained his Ph.D. in medical physics from Trinity College Dublin in 1978. He worked as a senior medical physicist in St. James’s Hospital in Dublin from 1980 until 1986 when he moved to Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. O’Connor began lecturing to students in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in 1987. His teaching interests have included topics on the physics of nuclear medicine, and more recently on the issue of radiation risks associated with low doses of ionizing radiation. His research interests include the development of molecular breast imaging and positron emission mammography.

Dr. O’Connor has over 200 peer-reviewed publications in scientific and professional journals and serves as a reviewer for numerous radiology and medical physics journals. He is a member of the SNMMI, EANM, and a Fellow of the AAPM.

Visiting professors and lecturers

A hallmark of higher education excellence is the breadth and depth of information and experience provided to students by the faculty and visiting experts. Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic to lecture on their areas of medical and scientific expertise each year.

Students at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences are encouraged to learn from these valuable resources by attending all relevant conferences, lectures and seminars prepared for students, residents, fellows and consulting staff.