Gopal Punjabi, MD


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"Mirza Ghalib, the great 19th century poet, once lamented, "Men do not always succeed in being human." I am passionate about treating every human being with dignity and respect. I have been providing care to the residents of Hennepin County since 2006. In particular, I have focused my energy to reduce radiation dose from CT scans. Working with outstanding CT technologists and some of the best equipment anywhere, I can proudly say that HCMC offers routine CT scans with some of the lowest radiation doses in the country."

Clinical Expertise

While Dr. Punjabi has broad experience in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, he focuses on thoraco-abdominal and cardiac imaging. He has pioneered the introduction of advanced imaging modalities here at HCMC, including PET scans, CT urograms, CT/MR enterography, CT angiography, Cardiac CT/MR, CT lung screening, and liver elastography.

Media, Newsletters and Videos


  • Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology
  • Certificate of Advanced Proficiency in Cardiac CT from the American College of Radiology
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Minnesota


  • Featured on HCMC’s Healthy Matters on WCCO Radio
  • Recognized as a “Top Doc” by Minnesota Monthly magazine
  • Recognized as a “Top Doc” by Consumer Checkbook magazine
  • Selected as Best Teacher by the University of Minnesota Radiology Residency Program
  • Selected as Best Teacher by Transitional Residency Program at HCMC
  • Selected as Chief Resident during Radiology Residency


"Two wonderful boys keep me busy! I also enjoy medieval history, wallyball, and travel."

Professional Affiliations

  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Radiological Society of North America


Medical School

SN Medical College, Jodhpur, India


Diagnostic Radiologic Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Diagnostic Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Science, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India