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David Eckmann

Graduation Year: 
1978
Award Year: 
2011

David Eckmann ’78, chemistry major, graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology. His area of expertise is neuroradiology, in which he completed a fellowship. As a radiologist at St. Paul Radiology and an American College of Radiology Fellow, Eckmann’s contributions to his profession are significant. Active at both the national and state level of the American College of Radiology and the Minnesota Radiological Society, he has served in numerous leadership positions and is viewed as the state “mentor” of radiology residents. Eckmann worked closely with the St. Paul Radiology Foundation, the only radiology group in the nation that has its own foundation for philanthropic support. He has served as a board member for the East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation for five years. The foundation supports the radiology department at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The foundation coordinates donations of radiology equipment and supplies, sends hundreds of consultants and teachers to the hospital, and founded a training program that places radiology practitioners throughout East African areas that have previously never had radiology services available. Eckmann is currently involved in an alliance between the foundation, the Atomic Energy Commission in Vienna, and the Tanzania government to build a KCMC cancer center, so that patients in Tanzania will have the same treatment options as patients in the United States.

David Eckmann