The UI Health Department of Radiology is pleased to announce that five of our doctors were named to the Castle Connolly Top Doctors list of 2022. Those physicians honored are: Dr. Charles E. Ray, Dr. Erin Neuschler, Dr. Michael Bresler, Dr. James Bui and Dr. Keith Thulborn. Together, these physicians represent several specialties and services in the field of radiology that are performed in our department such as interventional radiology, breast imaging, body and musculoskeletal radiology, and neuroradiology. These physicians have also served in various positions of leadership in the department and UI Health more globally.
Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research organization that uses a selective nomination system and a physician-led research team, to evaluate the many nominees received. The annual Castle Connolly Top Doctors’ list is composed of the most highly-regarded physicians across all specialties in the nation. There is a rigorous selection process, and only 42 radiologists were chosen from the entire Chicagoland metro area.

Charles E. Ray, MD, PhD – Recently, Dr. Ray was selected to be a part of the new UI Health leadership team designated to implement and provide oversight to aligning the direction of the physician group, College of Medicine, and hospital system.. Dr. Ray has over twenty-five years of experience in the medical field, and has used his breadth of knowledge to be an asset to several divisions within the department of radiology at multiple academic institutions. Dr Ray is the department head of radiology. This is his sixth time receiving this award.

Erin Neuschler, MD – Erin Neuschler, MD served as the president of the Chicago Radiological Society for the 2020-2021 term and still holds the position of councilor with the American College of Radiology. Dr. Neuschler embraces continual educational growth, striving to provide quality education to residents and reminds us all that we should never be content in our pursuit of knowledge. She specializes in breast imaging and holds an administrative position in the UI Cancer Center. Dr. Neuschler is also a multiple winner of the Castle Connelly award, having received it in 2020 and 2021.

Michael Bresler, MD – Michael Bresler, MD completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before completing residency at Loyola University Medical Center and MRI fellowship at Northwestern University. He currently serves as the associate professor of clinical radiology for the college of medicine. Dr. Bresler holds multiple leadership positions in the department and College of Medicine, including his current position as Executive Vice Head in the Department of Radiology. He has also served as interim Head of the department twice. Dr Bresler has been awarded the Castle Connelly Chicago Magazine Top Doctors award in 2020 and 2022.

James Bui, MD – James Bui, MD completed his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Southern California. He has practiced interventional radiology for twenty years, all of which has been spent at UIC. The former chief of interventional radiology, as well as the medical staff president for the UI physician group, Dr. Bui currently serves the department as the Vice Head for Quality and Safety.

Keith Thulborn, MD, PhD – Dr. Keith Thulborn has made historic contributions to the field of medical science, such as leading the development team of the very first 3-Tesla MRI scanner. With over twenty years of medical experience and research collaborations that have reached a national scale, as well as exceptional work as a neuroradiologist, Dr. Thulborn continues his contributions to our department and institution.

If you are interested in learning more about our top doctors, the healthcare services they offer, or any of our other physicians, you can find more detailed information at the UI Health Department of Radiology website. There, we feature detailed profiles of all of our physicians, and you may book an appointment with them or refer a patient as needed. UI Health’s commitment to training and selecting top-quality physicians is how we ensure the best care for our patients, and these doctors’ recognition by Caste Connolly demonstrates their commitment to that core value as well.