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Richard Gunderman

Campus Address: RI 1053, CA 331B
Phone: (317)278-6303
Email: rbgunder@iupui.edu
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Professor Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy


A.B. Summa Cum Laude, Wabash College 1983 Ph.D. University of Chicago (Committee on Social Thought) 1989 M.D. with Honors, University of Chicago 1992 M.P.H. Indiana University 2001

Academic Interests

Philosophical ethics Biomedical ethics Ethics of philanthropy Professionalism


Ethical, Moral, and Religious Perspectives on Philanthropy Ethics and Values of Philanthropy Biomedical Ethics A Life Well Lived The Formation of Character


IU Trustees Teaching Award, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Robert Shellhamer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, 2004 Outstanding Professor in Clinical Sciences, IU School of Medicine, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, 2004 Editor's Award for Best Paper, Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha 2006 IU School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award 2007 IUPUI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2008 Herman Lieber All-University Award for Distinguished Teaching 2008 Radiological Society of North America Outstanding Educator 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society Berlin Professionalism Award


Books: Essential Radiology: Clinical Presentation, Pathophysiology, Imaging 2nd Ed. (Thieme, 2006) Achieving Excellence in Medical Education (Springer, 2007) We Make a Life by What We Give (Indiana University Press, 2008) Leadership in Healthcare (Springer, 2009) Pediatric Radiology (Thieme, 2010) Articles (partial list): "Health and Fitness", Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 1990
"Medicine and the Question of Suffering", Second Opinion, 1992
"Dr. Horace Wells and the Conquest of Surgical Pain", Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 1992
"Rethinking our Basic Concepts of Health and Disease", Academic Medicine, 1995
"The Outcome of Medical Outcomes Assessment: It's Not Necessarily Academic", 1995
"Medicine and the Pursuit of Wealth", Hastings Center Report, 1998
"Essential Radiology: Clinical Presentation, Pathophysiology, Imaging", Thieme Medical Publishers, 1998
"Illness as Failure: Blaming Patients", Hastings Center Report, 2000
"Is Suffering the Enemy?" Hastings Center Report, 2002
"Images of Our Professional Endowment", The Pharos, 2003
"Giving and Human Excellence", Conversations on Philanthropy, 2005
"Imagining Philanthropy", International Journal of Non-Profit Law, 2005
"Exploring the Human Interior", Academic Medicine, 2005
"Worthy to Serve the Suffering," The Pharos, 2006 "Enhancing the Professional Fulfillment of Physicians," Academic Medicine, 2006 "Imagining Philanthropy," Conversations on Philanthropy, 2007 "Affliction is a Treasure," The Pharos, 2008 "Humor," Radiology, 2009 "Fail Better," Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 2010 "The Undiminished Flame: Education, Giving, and the Quest for Faith," Lake Lecture, Indiana University


Vice Chair, Department of Radiology Counselor, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Board of Governors, Institute for Advanced Study Board of Governors, Kinsey Institute National Board of Directors, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Chair, Education Study Section, Radiological Society of North America Chair, Association of University Radiologists Faculty Development Program President of the Faculty, Indiana University School of Medicine

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