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John N Rutledge

Adjunct Professor M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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J. Neal Rutledge received his Bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry in 1976 from the University of Oklahoma focusing on NMR in the isolation and synthesis of natural products. He also completed his MD at the University of Oklahoma in 1980 which included a clerkship in metabolic disease at the Imperial College of Medicine in London. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City in 1984 and went on to do a fellowship in neuroradiology and neurointerventional surgery at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University, helping develop protocols on the first clinical 1.5T magnet in the United States. While at Columbia he did research on MRI imaging of movement disorders. In 1989 he moved to Austin and went into private practice helping develop the first 1.5T medical imaging center in central Texas. Since then as adjunct faculty at UT he has done research with Lee Willerman on MRI imaging and IQ, with Erin Bigler on TBI and Tim Schallert on brain iron, parkinsonism and stroke. He was one of the initiators of the Imaging Research Center and currently does research on the diagnosis and treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

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