Jim founded MPC in 1978 and serves as President and Chairman of the Board. He is an Emeritus Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and in the School of Public Health, University of Michigan.
Jim was the Nuclear Medical Physicist in the Division of Nuclear Medicine, University of Michigan Hospitals for over 40 years. He has taught a multitude of technologists, radiology residents, nuclear medicine fellows, and MS and PhD graduate students throughout his career.
Jim has an MS in Radiological Health from the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board Radiology (Medical Nuclear Physics), the American Board of Medical Physics (Nuclear Medicine Physics), and the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (Physics and Instrumentation). Jim is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. He is a full-member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the American Association of Physicist in Medicine, the American College of Radiology, and the Health Physics Society.
Jim served as president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the AAPM in 1975, on the Board of Governors of the CCSNM 1976-1983, as President of the Central Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine 1984-1985 and again in 2003-2004, and on the Board of Trustees of the Society of Nuclear Medicine 1984-1990. He was awarded the Steven M. Pinsky Distinguished Service Award by the Central Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.
He served as Chairperson of the University of Michigan Radiation Policy Committee and as the Dosimetrist on the Sub-committee on Human Use of Radioisotopes and the Radioactive Drug Research Committee. Jim is a reviewer for Journal of Nuclear Medicine and an ACR Reviewer for Nuclear Medicine Accreditation. He has over 60 published articles/abstracts and over 80 invited scientific presentations. He edited 3 books and was chair and senior author of two AAPM Task Group reports.