James Gaillard Ravenel, M.D., is associate professor of radiology and serves both as the section head as well as the vice chairman for education at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Ravenel received his M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During his time in medical school, Dr. Ravenel was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Upon graduation, he was superseded to Lieutenant. He went on to complete an internship in surgery at the combined Oakland Naval Hospital and University of California at Davis-East Bay program in Oakland, California. Following that, Dr. Ravenel served as a General Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy stationed with the U.S. Marines first as part of the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa Japan serving as the Battalion Surgeon for Combat Support Group and then in the 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune North Carolina as Battalion Surgeon for the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion. He then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and fellowship in thoracic imaging at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He came to the Medical University of South Carolina as assistant professor of radiology in 2001. He was promoted to his current rank in 2006.
He was twice recognized with the RSNA Resident/Fellow Research Award while a resident in Syracuse. He was awarded the department Golden Apple Award for teaching in 2003 to 2004 and has been recognized by the editor of radiology for the quality of scientific reviews from 2003 to 2006.
Dr. Ravenel has published articles and abstracts in many journals, including Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology and Journal of Thoracic Imaging. He currently serves on the editorial board of Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology and Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. He serves on the American Roentgen Ray Society, committer on Self-Assessment Modules and as an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. He is also a member of several scholarly societies including the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Society of Thoracic Imaging and North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging. His primary research interests are in imaging lung cancer as well as pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease and radiation dose in thoracic imaging.