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D Gauntt Physics Engineering


David M. Gauntt, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM

Associate Professor, Division of Physics and Engineering
205-975-3777 | Location: GSB 315M

David M. Gauntt, Ph.D. earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. He spent two years as a Medical Physics Fellow at UAB Radiology before entering industry.

During seven years at Lunar Corporation (now GE Lunar), he was instrumental in the development of the Expert fan beam bone densitometer and the Pixi extremity bone densitometer.

He returned to Birmingham to work at X-Ray Imaging Innovations, a UAB spinoff company founded by Dr. Gary Barnes.   While at XRII, he was principal investigator in several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, developing improved methods of scatter rejection in radiography, mammography, and fluoroscopy.

In 2011 he joined the faculty of UAB Radiology as an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, where he oversees the x-ray quality assurance program and helps with resident teaching.

He has served in several national professional organizations, most recently as a member of the AAPM Task Group 150, the RSNA/AAPM Task Force for Online Medical Physics Education, and the ABR Diagnostic Medical Physics Part II exam writing committee.

He has continuing research interests in scatter control in fluoroscopy, application of dual energy imaging in dentistry and in CT, and the use of physics simulation software in medical physics education. He also works with the BEST Robotics program to help science and technology education in middle school and high school.

Contact Information

Administrative Support:
Teresa Worden
P: 205-934-0071