October 26, 2020

Karen Mourtzikos, M.D., appointed executive vice dean

Karen Mourtzikos, M.D., has been appointed executive vice dean at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Her appointment is effective Nov. 9, and she will also have an appointment as an associate professor of Radiology.

Karen Mourtzikos, M.D.

“Dr. Mourtzikos will be an excellent and valuable addition to our administration as we continue to advance our School of Medicine to provide the finest medical education of the 21st century,” said Dean and Vice President of Health Affairs Mark E. Schweitzer, M.D., who announced the appointment Oct. 26.

Dr. Mourtzikos will be responsible for Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, enhanced clinical affiliations, leadership searches and special projects. 

She joins the School of Medicine from the Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine in New York, where she serves as an assistant professor of Clinical Radiology, vice chair of Faculty and Staffing Administration, and associate director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.

She previously served as director of Molecular Imaging for Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, and as interim section chief of Nuclear Medicine and director of the PET/CT Fellowship at New York University.

Dr. Mourtzikos is a specialist in Nuclear Medicine.

She received her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1996 and her medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1999. She completed a Nuclear Medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical System, where she was chief resident, and then completed a fellowship in Radiology and Radiological Science-Nuclear Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Appointed to Stony Brook University Hospital in 2018, Dr. Mourtzikos is board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.