Faculty conversations: Suresh Mukherji
Suresh K. Mukherji, began his career at MSU in August 2013 as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology and, as of summer 2014, the chief medical officer and the director of Healthcare Delivery for the MSU Healthteam.
Before coming to MSU, Mukherji spent 12 years as the division head of neuroradiology at the University of Michigan.
In his current position, Mukherji oversees several other departments including sports medicine and physical therapy. The radiology department also collaborates with the College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Human Medicine, along with several entrepreneurial ventures.
Mukherji says that all of these different components keep his job interesting.
“This job is a very complex position,” said Mukherji. “There’s a lot of intricacies involved with it. In fact, that’s probably what I like most about my job. There’s never a dull moment.”
Mukherji decided to study radiology because he believed the future of medicine was based on what could be seen on imaging studies; they make it possible to look inside the body when making diagnoses and considering treatment options.
Now, 25 years after making the decision to study radiology and a new book publication under his belt, Mukherji is continuing his career at MSU.
His favorite part? The people.
“I think the people are terrific,” he said. “At MSU, there’s a world expert in every field. The quality and talent of people and the willingness to work together sets this university apart from the other universities where I’ve worked.”