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Mark Oswood, MD, PhD

Radiology


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I recently joined HCMC to serve a diverse group of patients and participate in the education of Minnesota’s future leaders in health care. Patients come to HCMC confident that they will receive the highest level of medical care. Patients also should feel confident that we are focused on their needs primarily. I understand that radiology procedures can be confusing. With that in mind, I make it a point to take the time to explain medical terms and procedures in a way that patients and their families can understand.

Working at HCMC is personally rewarding because we serve such a diverse group of patients, and we educate many health professionals in the delivery of care, and specifically the delivery of care to that diverse population. For me, it is a privilege to teach the outstanding students at HCMC as they prepare to become Minnesota's future leaders of health care. In addition to increasing their technical knowledge, I always demonstrate to our students the importance of treating patients and their families with compassion and respect."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Oswood specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and spine. He has 15 years of experience in performing non-operative pinpoint injections for the treatment of back and joint pain. He also has extensive experience in MRI including functional and metabolic examinations (fMRI and MR spectroscopy). Dr. Oswood has a special interest in cancer of the nervous system and is conducting several research studies to evaluate the use of advanced MRI techniques in the treatment of brain tumors.

Credibility

  • Subspecialty Board Certification of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology
  • Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Minnesota

Honors

  • RSNA resident research award
  • Campbell prize, highest score at Yale on National Board of Medical Examiners
  • National Merit Scholar, St. Olaf College
  • Highest honors with distinction as highest ranking pre-medical student, St. Olaf College

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Neuroradiology, Senior Member
  • International society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • American College of Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Minnesota Medical Association

Publications

  • Leichardt EC, Wiped FJ 2nd, Oswood MC, Rich KM. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging in the preoperative assessment of brain abscesses. Surg Neurol. 2002;58:395-302
  • Spees W, Oswood M, Ackerman J, Yablonskiy D. Water proton MR properties of human blood at 1.5 tesla: magnetic susceptibility, T1, T2, T2* and non-Lorentzian signal behavior. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2001;45:533-542
  • Oswood MC, Kim Y, Ohlrogge J, Prestegard JH. Structural homology of Escherichia coli acyl carrier protein and spinach acyl carrier protein by NMR. Proteins. 1997;27:131-143

Medical School

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO, USA

Fellowship

Neuroradiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO, USA